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  • Can I access a different terminal to stay in a lounge??
    Nov 7, 2014
    I will have a 12 hours layover coming soon. There is the wingtips lounge in terminal 4 wich is open 24 hours, but I will be arriving into terminal 1. My next flight is from terminal 8 next early morning. Will I be able to access into terminal 4 to the lounge??


    No, you will not because you won't have a boarding pass departing JFK that day.


  • Duration of Airport stay
    Nov 6, 2014
    Hi my partner and I are flying into JFK from Shannon, Ireland at 14.40 in December. As far as I know we clear customs in Shannon. Would anyone have an idea roughly of what time we would be leaving the airport having picked up our luggage and taking that everything goes according to schedule? Thanks in advance!


    I would estimate 20-30 minutes after arrival.


    Thanks very much for your response :)


  • Connecting Flights
    Nov 5, 2014
    I will be landing in JFK from Berlin @ 305p on Air Berlin and I have a separate flight that departs on Jetblue at 635p. With going through customs, transferring to a different terminal, will I be able to make the 635p or is that cutting it close?


    That should be enough time. Since Air Berlin and JetBlue do not have an interline agreement. You will have to take your bags to T5 to re-check them with JetBlue. You will take the AirTrain from Terminal 8 where you will arrive to Terminal 5 where you will depart.


  • Wheelchair passengers
    Nov 2, 2014
    Hi there Do wheelchair bound passengers have a separate line for immigrations? Do their accompanying family members join them throughout?


    While there is no special lane at 'immigration' (only internationally arriving passengers go through passport check, pick up bags, & go through customs clearance) - a friend or relative can get a special pass at your airline's counter, entitling him/her to pick you up at the airline gate. Give your party the name of the airline, the terminal at which arrives & the scheduled arrivals time. Wheelchairs need to be ordered at least 48 hrs prior to departure from your airline. If you did not order one yet, your party may request one at the airline counter (if one is available.) For accessibility services at JFK, open http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-accessibility-services.html


  • connecting flight
    Nov 3, 2014
    Hi - we will be landing at JFK from Manchester U.K and I am looking at booking connecting flight to Buffalo for Niagara Falls - how long do we need to leave between flights please, so we are not rushing? Will we have to clear customs and security then go through it again for connecting flight? Thanks!


    If you are purchasing separate tickets leave at least 3 hours between flights if you do not want to be rushed.


    Thank you. We've booked now- we land in JFK at 12.30pm and take off to BUF at 15.40. Should have time!


  • flight connection
    Oct 28, 2014
    Arriving from Geneva with SWISS at 15.50 on Saturday terminal 4, I have a flight to San Diego with AA to catch at 17.20 from terminal 8. Do you think it's feasible? I could consider not to check in luggage. I also saw that there might be a fast line for custom check for passengers transferring to another flight.Does this depend on the airline? And if I make it quick through the immigration office how long does it take to get to the next gate? Which shuttle/bus/train should I get?


    You will probably be out of customs by about 16:30 if you do not check a bag, that will leave you 50 minutes to take the AirTrain to T8 and go through security. You will have to check in for your AA flight online before you leave Geneva. It's possible - definitely easier if you don't check a bag.




  • Customs
    Oct 24, 2014
    I am travelling from South Africa (South African airlines) to JFK with a connecting flight to DC on Delta Airlines. I have 2 1/2 hours before my delta flight. Will I have enough time to clear customs at JFK?


    Yes, that should be enough time. If you purchased tickets together you can re-check your bags after clearing US Customs, otherwise you will have to take them to the Delta counter in T2.


  • Biz to NY
    Oct 17, 2014
    Fight out of JFK at 9:PM on Jet Blue Sunday how much time should I allow ??? from Manhattan drive in


    I would leave Manhattan 2.5 hours before your flight.


  • Skycaps in Cargo building
    Oct 10, 2014
    Hello, I need to get a dog with crate in JFK Cargo building, amd move it to Terminal 1. Can I get some help? would SkyCaps help me to move from building to building? I'll need to take a shuttle bus, but need help to board to the bus and check out.


    There are not skycaps in the cargo buildings.


    I know...can I ask one from departure are to go with me to cargo building? I'm willing to pay a good tip.


  • Connections between flights
    Oct 9, 2014
    We fly with Delta. We arrive from Quebec city to JFK so need to take our luggages, clear customs and check luggages again before taking our next flight to Las Vegas. We only have 1h45 minutes, will that be enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time. However, it doesn't leave much time in case of delays.


  • Do I need a visa?
    Oct 4, 2014
    I'm a UK citizen flying London - Buenos Aires with American Airlines. Route includes a 1 hour 45 minute wait in JFK. Do I need a transit visa?


    UK Citizens do not need any sort of visa to visit the United States.


    Oct 3, 2014
    Flying SFO-JFK-ZUR on AA. Layover is 55 minutes. Is that enough? Do I have to re-check luggage? Flying Business


    No, you will not have to do anything with your luggage in JFK. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both by in Terminal 8.


  • Good Meeting Point Terminal 4
    Sep 29, 2014
    So my friend and I are meeting at JFK. His flight should arrive to Terminal 4 and mine to Terminal 2. His phone won't work, since he's coming from London, so we agreed I'll just come meet him at Terminal 4 since my flight arrives a little earlier. Where is a good place to meet? There won't be any way for us to communicate, so we have to agree on a meeting point before hand. Thanks!!


    There is a diner in the arrivals area of Terminal 4. You can't miss it. It's called Central Diner.


  • Transit to Toronto
    Sep 20, 2014
    We are arriving to JFK with Finnair and have connection flight to Toronto by American airlines. Do we need to go thru customs and claim our luggages as we will not stay in US? How about when coming back with same route ?


    On your way to Toronto, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags with American, then go to the departurre level and through security. On the way back you will go through US Immigration and Customs in Toronto Preclearance. Your arrival into JFK will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate on that trip.


  • Arrival, customs, baggage...
    Sep 10, 2014
    My Delta flight arrives from Paris, France at 1:21PM, Terminal 2 and I have next Delta flight at 2:55PM at Terminal 4 to JAX. Am I taking my luggage after customs or is it automatically tranferd to JAX flight? Is there anyone to show you where you can take the Delta shuttle, and do I have to go though whole customs, emigration, security thing twice? Can I make it in hour and a half? With a child :) thank you!


    You have your terminals backwards. You will arrive from Paris in Terminal 4 if your flight is operated by Delta and Terminal 1 if it is operated by Air France. Your flight to Jacksonville will leave from Terminal 2. After clearing US Immigration, you will have to claim your baggage, go through customs, then re-check your baggage with Delta at the re-check desk. Then you will take the airtrain to Terminal 2 and go through security and to your departure gate. You will only go through US Immigration and Customs once, in JFK. 90 minutes is the minimum allowable time for such a connection, so if your first flight is on-time you should be OK but you don't have much buffer in case of delays.


    Thanks for a reply! I double checked terminals, arriving in T4, leaving from T2 :)


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