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  • Can T5 arriving passengers use wingtips lounge in T4?
    Dec 4, 2014
    I arrive in JFK at 7.30am on Sat on JetBlue T5, can I have access to the Wingtips lounge in T4 for couple of hours? I depart from T5 again Sunday night.


    No, because you will not have a boarding pass departing JFK on Saturday.


    Sigh! Are there any showers facility available for arriving passengers in JFK, I need to head out for a wedding lunch.


    Dec 5, 2014
    Hi. I Fly DL476 on Jan 26 from FLL to Brussels via JFK. What do I need to know about the connecting flight at JFK to BRU DL 408. Do I need to re-checkin my bags and do I need to go through security again? It seems that arrival and departure is terminal 4. Thanks.


    No you do not have to do anything with your bags. Yes both flights will likely be in T4 but you may arrive in T2 which is connected inside security by a Delta shuttle bus.


    I will be arriving at JFK coming from FLL at 6.35 pm and my connecting flight to BRU is at time 7.38 pm. Do I have enough time to catch my flight?


    That's probably enough time. It doesn't leave a lot of time for delays but it should be enough time, even if you arrive in Terminal 2 (you will depart from Terminal 4).


  • Arriving from Helsinki to T8, will my family make the connecting fligh
    Nov 18, 2014
    Hello, our party of 5 are arrviving from Helsinki at 15.55 pm and need to make it to our connecting flight (American airlines) to San Francisco departing at 1745, everything in T8. We have ESTA, but still need to go through customs at JFK in order to get into the US. Do we also need to pick up our luggage and check it in again to SF? What are the odds on making it to the connecting flight?


    That should be enough time. You can recheck your bags at the transfer desk after you clear customs.


  • Bag storage between flights
    Nov 13, 2014
    I will have 15 hours between flights at JFK. Is there an area where I can store my bags so I can leave the airport and see the sights?


    There are baggage storage facilities on the lower levels of Terminals 1 and 4


  • Meeting Moscowvite... but where?
    Nov 12, 2014
    Greetings! Transaero flight from Moscow coming in Saturday... age old problem of having to meet someone with no cell phone in an airport the size of a small city!! Can I go to the baggage carousel without a ticket? How do I know which terminal she's arriving at? Is it on the ticket? Sorry so dumb!! Sigh!! Any and all ideas are greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in Advance!!!


    Transaero uses Terminal 4. You cannot go to the baggage carousel for an international flight, however, you can meet her at the exit of customs. There will be a lot of other people waiting and standing there as well.


    First of all, ZAP... wow! - thank you!!!! You are amazing!! Forgive me, but the Customs' exit... Terminal 4? I'm sure there is signage... do all international travelers go through the same customs exit regardless? (I read that online somewhere) - I'm actually trying to give her a phone before she boards a US Airways domestic connecting flight. Seriously, thank you again!!


    Yes, usually all passengers come out the same exit. In T4 there is only one - here is a map of the lower level of T4 - http://www.jfkiat.com/maps/arrivals.pdf


    Perfect!! Thanks a TON!!! So helpful!! We're putting our scheme together right now!! =O)


  • 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.


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