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  • Meeting point/international
    Nov 23, 2012
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    I am meeting someone who is arriving from Brazil with a show dog. Can you suggest a point for us to meet and will that be before or after she gets the dog?

     

    On arrival at JFK your friend will have to go through passport control, pick up bags and go through customs clearance. After she has retrieved her dog (who may be required to undergo quarantine inspection), she should pick up any one of the white telephones to have you paged. Best place for meeting up is in front of the information desk on the arrivals level. (JFK has no cell phone waiting lot).

     

  • traveling to jfk on marathon sunday
    Nov 2, 2012
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    I am driving up from Phila. for a 5:30pm flight. How hard will it be to get to the airport with the marathon going on? How much time should I allow to get there?

     

    Make sure you contact JFK suggested sites: 1. For JFK specific flight delay information, contact your carrier directly: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airlines.html 2. View recent Airport Info-Alerts: http://www.airportinfoalerts.com/recentmessages.aspx 3. For real-time airport status information, parking lot capacity, and AirTrain JFK service delay information subscribe to John F. Kennedy International (JFK) Airport Info-Alerts: http://www.airportinfoalerts.com/alertsignupjfk.aspx 4. Find out which sections of the Hwy you use may need detours and how to navigate them. All in all, it would be best if you could postpone your trip. The marathon just adds another headache to an area hard hit.

     

    Make sure you contact JFK suggested sites: 1. For JFK specific flight delay information, contact your carrier directly: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airlines.html 2. View recent Airport Info-Alerts: http://www.airportinfoalerts.com/recentmessages.aspx 3. For real-time airport status information, parking lot capacity, and AirTrain JFK service delay information subscribe to John F. Kennedy International (JFK) Airport Info-Alerts: http://www.airportinfoalerts.com/alertsignupjfk.aspx 4. Find out which sections of the Hwy you use may need detours and how to navigate them. All in all, it would be best if you could postpone your trip. The marathon just adds another headache to an area hard hit.

     

  • Meeting point at Terminal 1 JFK
    Oct 27, 2012
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    Hi all, I have to meet my daughter, arriving on Nov 3 (Saturday) at Terminal 1 JKF. Is there a meeting point to pick up her after she went through custom clearance? Thanks

     

    Best place to meet your daughter at JFK, Terminal 1, is in front of the Welcome C enter in the Arrivals level.

     

  • Doubth
    Oct 26, 2012
    1
    I come in the terminal 4 and want to meet a person in the terminal 1 to go away to the center, which point of visible meeting, you recommend

     

    Depending on the time you both have, you can either walk outside between T1 & T4 (all 7 terminals are arranged in a semi-circle) - or take the Airtrain which runs between terminals at their unsecured areas. Best place to meet: near the Information counter at the Arrivals/ baggage claim level.

     

  • to meet inside of arrival area?
    Oct 9, 2012
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    My mom and daughter are coming by international flight to JFK and I am arriving by domestic flight. Neither my mom onor my daughter speaks english and I am afraid can be lost. Where can I meet them and will I be allowed to come to the custom checking area at arrival?

     

    nternational arrivals will be directed to the Passport control area, then will need to pick up their bags and go through customs clearance - all this is clearly marked with international signs, and they will simply follow the flow of passengers, ALL international arrivals need to go through the same procedure. You can meet them in the post-security arrivals hall - best near the information counter.

     

  • Going though customs with no english
    Oct 5, 2012
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    My mother flies from Moscow russia to Orlando fl through jfk with delta. She only got 1 h. 25 mins for layover. Will she be able to make it and of course without knowing any english but with an info card. the ticket is non refundable so this is where the concern comes from ... she's very concerned that she will miss the flight or get lost! We need your help please!!!

     

    1. On arrival at JFK your mother needs to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and then re-check-in her bag where indicated. (International signs at JFK are posted throughout all terminals - she will just have to follow signs). Thereafter she will have to take the AirTrain to the domestic Terminal 2, which has gates 19-29. There she will have to go through security check before proceeding to her gate. Unless her Moscow flight is considerably late, she should be able to make it with time to spare.

     

  • 1hour 40 minutes transit in JFK T8
    Sep 9, 2012
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    Hi there, I was hoping you could advise on the following matter: I'll be arriving on a QR flight from Doha, Qatar at 1500. My baggage would be priority tagged. I was hoping to hop on an AA flight to Boston at 1640. Considering that both flights are in T8, would you reckon 1 hour 40 minutes be sufficient? Thank you.

     

    At JFK, international arrivals need to go through passport check, pick up bags and go through customs clearance (a process taking at non-rush hours between 35-50 mins.) If you make reservations for both flights on one ticket and Qatar will transfer bags to connecting flight (do ask - not all airlines transfer) you will not have to go to AA ticket desk or check-in automat to get your boarding pass and re-check-in your bags, which would add another half hour. - still you should be able to make it.

     

    thank you for the boost of confidence.

     

  • Meeting place at Terminal 4
    Jul 23, 2012
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    I need to find a meeting place at Terminal 4 (International flight) for someone coming in (Domestic) at Terminal 3.

     

    1. As an international arrival, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bag, go through customs clearance and (if continuing flight later on, re-check-in your bag. 2. Your party arriving at T3 should head for the Airtrain station outside of domestic arrivals - it will arrive at T4 inside the arrivals level, center. Meet them in the Arrivals Hall near the Information counter. Note that most eating facilities are inside security, Airtrain serves areas outside of security.

     

  • Estimated Time through Customs
    Jul 22, 2012
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    I will be returning to America via Virgin Atlantic @ 12:20pm to JFK and will need to take Shuttle to Newark for 4:30 flight. Can anyone tell me what would be the estimated time from disembarking plane-clearing customs/immigration to getting shuttle? I see the shuttle runs every hour, is this doable or should I try for a later flight in Newark?

     

    You arrive at JFK via Virgin Atlantic at Terminal 4. You need to go through passport check, pick up bag, & go through customs clearance (taking between 35-50 mins). To get to Newark Liberty, you would be able to take the Airtrain, however, it would involve a number of change-overs to subways & is not recommended to someone not familiar with the area. These are the options (other than taking taxi or limo (75-90 mins): (a) AirTrain JFK (877) 535-2478; State Shuttle 800-427-4207 (90 mins.); (b) ETS Air Shuttle 718-221-5341 (1 hr); (c) Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus 877-8-NEWARK (90-125 mins). (d) (For private limos & van service go to Ground Transportation Information Counter in the baggage claim area.)

     

  • Baggage not delivered from JFK!!!
    Jul 4, 2012
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    "I m absolutely disappointed and NOT satisfied with the organization at the airport!!! Loads of people, and we had to wait 1 and a half hour in the queue to just CHECK our baggage IN. And the WORST is, I didn t recieve my baggage when I arrived from NY to Budapest. They ve told me that it is still at the JFK airport!! The 3rd day I am without my baggage, where I had my personal belongings, also gifts for my family. Just imagine coming home from your holiday without your baggage. It is ridiculous that it can still happen in the 21st cnetury! I am really angry and sad, cos since 1st July I didn t recieved my baggage. Tried to call the airport several times, and nothing happened... Shame on you"

     

    In the future, try to check in online, print out boarding pass and baggage tags, then simply drop off bags in designated area. However, as to your baggage you need to contact your airline or its baggage handler company - not the airport.

     

  • american airlines cancelled flight 1787
    Jun 23, 2012
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    June 22 flight cancelled. Neither AA or JFK provided any food or WATER to stranded passengers. They were left stranded at midnight and told flight would leave at 6am. Nothing available for these passengers. NO customer care reps available. Passengers left stranded.

     

  • services
    Jun 19, 2012
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    good services in the airport

     

  • connection time
    May 30, 2012
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    I arrive on flight Alitalia 3389 from Cincinnati Ohio I leave on Flight Alitalia 7605 to Rome. I have a 30 minute connection time..will I be able to make it between terminals in that amount of time?

     

    Alitalia arrives/departs at JFK in Terminal 1, which has only 11 gates - on arrival look up your gate number for your departing flight and walk over to that gate. You have enough time.

     

  • help
    May 26, 2012
    1
    Hi to all, Iam a woman coming to USA with 2 kids. I need help regarding lifting and arranging the baggage in the trolley. R there any personnel who can help me out in the airport.

     

    JFK Airport has skycaps available in the Arrivals area; if you don't see one, go to the information desk and ask for one.

     

  • LOST IPAD
    Apr 26, 2012
    1
    Hi, I left my iPad at the security check in one of the baskets that when through the machine. I was at JFK Terminal 4 on Saturday night, If anyone found it and reported it. Please let me know ASAP.

     

    For items lost at the TSA Security Check Point, contact the TSA Lost and Found department at (718) 917-3999.

     

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