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  • traveling to london
    Mar 18, 2016
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    hi, im traveling from phoenix to jfk and then have my connecting flight to london, air france, terminal 1. do ihave to check my bags again nyc if i already went through the process in phoenix? and will i have enough time to catch my flight if i only have 1 hour and a half from arrival to departure time? thanks.

     

    If all tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in NYC on your way to London. You just have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 1 and go through security. You should have enough time in that case.

     

  • From Italy to Argentina layover in JFK is luggage to be rechecked ?
    Mar 6, 2016
    1
    Hi, Departing in Italy with layover in JFK, do I have to recheck The luggage ? thank you

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security.

     

  • automatic checkin luggage transfer?
    Mar 6, 2016
    1
    i am arriving at JFK airport at TERMINAL8 from boston the flight is British Airways operated by american airlines,and have a another flight after 2 hrs from TERMINAL7 JFK to London which british airways. will my checkin bags transfered automatically from terminal 8 to 7 .

     

    Yes, if both tickets were purchased on the same reservation then your bags will be transferred. All you have to do is take the AirTrain to Terminal 7 and go through security.

     

  • Clear through customs terminal 8
    Mar 4, 2016
    1
    Im flyging with LAN from Brazil to JFK, im going on vacation so I will chek in bags, I want to know how long will it take for me to get out of the terminal 8 (free to take the air triain), how long does it usually takes to baggage claim and clear customs for non us residents. Thanks

     

    Probably about 45 minutes to an hour.

     

  • question
    Feb 25, 2016
    1
    Tell me, please, from which a terminal plane is flying in Turkey. Company - Turkish Airlines

     

    Turkish Airlines uses Terminal 1 at JFK.

     

  • Transit timr
    Feb 20, 2016
    1
    I am coming into JFK from Amsterdam on DL48 at 12:56 and comsider booking another DL connection from JFK to Rochester at 4:35. I worry I may not have enough transit time. I am a non us Citizen and have to recheck my bags. Can you help, please?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. If you do book it you can have Delta combine your two reservations so your bags will be tagged through to ROC so you can re-check your bags at the re-check your bags a the re-check desk after clearing US Customs rather than having to take them to the Delta check-in desk and paying a checked bag fee.

     

  • Meet a friend at JFK
    Feb 15, 2016
    3
    I have a connecting flight from ATL-Atlanta to BCN-Barcelona with a connecting flight at JFK. Arrive at JFK at 12:45 pm and leave at 7:30 - 6 hours, 45 minute layover . Can anyone suggest a plan to meet up with my granddaughter who lives in NY?

     

    What airlines are you flying? Do you want to leave the airport grounds or stay on airport property?

     

    I'm flying Delta. I didn't think there would be time to leave the airport property but it would be great if I could.

     

    Then I would recommend meeting her on the baggage claim level of Terminal 4.

     

  • Enough Time International to Domestic/Separate Tics
    Feb 1, 2016
    3
    Arriving at JFK from Abu Dhabi 9:35am -- Terminal 4. Investigating purchase of next leg at 12pm/noon American AA2080. (I'm not sure of the terminal.) The next flight is 5pm, so would love to secure the noon flight. Is 2.5 hours enough time? Separate tickets, I'll have checked bags. I have Global Entry. (But not all in party do!) Thanks.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi. All you will have to do is claim your bags from Etihad in Terminal 4 and take them on the AirTrain to Terminal 8 to re-check with American then go through security. You should be able to make the noon flight.

     

    Thanks so much! This forum is really helpful. Silly question perhaps but why pre-clear US Immigration/Customs in Abu Dhabi?

     

    Because Etihad and the Abu Dhabi Emirate wanted it and were willing to pay for it - they have preclearance.

     

  • 0nly 40 minutes between flights!
    Jan 31, 2016
    4
    Hi, I only have 40 minutes between flights.....will I make it? I'm flying to jfk from Toronto Pearson and then have a catch a connectioning flight to st thomas. Delta is in two terminals at Jfk. From what I understand

     

    That should be enough time if the flight from Toronto is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto and both flights will be in Terminal 4.

     

    just curious....how do u know both flights will be out of terminal 4?

     

    Because Toronto-JFK is on Delta Connection and all those flights use Terminal 4 and because the JFK-St. Thomas flight begins with a 4, meaning it departs from Terminal 4.

     

    Thank you so much! I've been worried for weeks about missing my flight

     

  • is one hour enough time to change planes?
    Jan 19, 2016
    1
    I am flying from bwi to montreal with a one hour layover at jfk. Delta airlines for all flights. Is one hour enough time to get from one plane to another?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Both flights should be in Terminal 4.

     

  • On a Delta flight from San Diego to London Heathrow with stop over
    Jan 17, 2016
    1
    Hi I'm on a flight with Delta Airlines that stops on JFK for a connecting flight onto London Heathrow, both are a same terminal. Do I go from one gate to the other or have to go through customs and come back in - I only have 1 hour transfer time window. Thanks Kev

     

    There is no US customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Enough Time
    Jan 16, 2016
    2
    If I'm arriving from LA to NY at 530am via Delta Airlines to catch a British Airways flight to London at 755am with checked baggage, do I have enough time to make it? Thank you

     

    That should be enough time if your Delta flight is on-time. You will arrive in Terminal 4 and depart from Terminal 7. If your flights are on two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags from Delta and transfer them to T7 yourself.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Transit
    Jan 7, 2016
    1
    I'm flying from St Maarten to London via JFK. I have 2 hours on the ground. Will I have to go through immigration and pick up my luggage at JFK?

     

    Yes, if all your tickets are on the same reservation, you will arrive in JFK, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time.

     

  • Traveling with toddlers
    Jan 6, 2016
    1
    Hello I am traveling from Bahrain to San Frnacisco with a layover in Paris and JFK. I will have my 22 month old toddler in tow and am traveling alone. We will be on Gulf Air/American airlines. Any advice on getting through JFK intenrnational to domestic with a 4 hour lay over will be appreciated. Will there be someone to help me transfer bags?

     

    If your bags are checked through to San Francisco you just have to claim your bags to bring them through US Customs then can immediately re-check them. There will be carts to use in the international baggage claim area.

     

  • QUESTION
    Dec 30, 2015
    3
    Is American Airlines AA4058 from YYZ ro JFK on 18 JAN 2016 an international flight?

     

    You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.

     

    So when i arrive in JFK i will arrive at the domestic area instead of the international area?

     

    You will be released into the general gate area of Terminal 8. You will not be funneled to immigration. If you have checked bags and are ending your trip in New York you will claim them in the domestic baggage claim area.

     

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