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  • JFK to BOS
    Mar 8, 2015
    I've booked a UK to JFK flight in September & intended on driving to Boston & taking in a few places on route. However, I think it may be better to fly direct & hire a car up there. I'd appreciate advise with regards booking the JFK/BOS flight ie how much time to leave to navigate the baggage reclaim, immigration, terminals etc & where do I stand with delays as they are booked seperately? Would I be better booking the flight on arriving at JFK? Thanks in advance!


    I would not wait until booking the flight until you arrive in JFK unless you have lots of money to spend as tickets on day of departure are quite expensive. JetBlue offers lots of flights from JFK to Boston and is fairly flexibile regarding day of departure flight changes. You can also check in for your JFK-BOS flight online before leaving the UK. I recommend leaving 3 hours between your scheduled arrival and departure.


  • Enough time?
    Mar 5, 2015
    I will be flying into JFK from Tampa on Delta. Flight arrives at 9:49am. Not sure which terminal. I have to then get to my South African Airways flight that leaves for JNB at 11:15am. I believe this flight leaves from terminal 4. These tickets were purchased separetely since we couldnt find an affordable flight from FL to JNB. Is this enough time? Do we have to re-go through security in JFK? Not planning on checking any bags.


    That's barely enough time if you aren't checking bags. You will have to race to the South African Airways check-in counter, get your boarding passes, and go through security. If you are able to check in online (you probably will not). Then you can go directly to your departure gate in Terminal 4.


  • AirTran/switching terminals
    Mar 1, 2015
    I will be arriving to terminal 1 (from JAL) and headed to Fort Lauderdale around 9:50 pm out of terminal 5. (3 hr 30 m layover) We will be traveling with an infant. When switching terminals, are we ever outside or is it all in doors? (I want a heads up if I'll need to take my baby outside) Will we have enough time to get through customs and check our bags in? Also, some sites say free some say $5 charge. Will I need to pay per person $5 to go from terminal 1 to terminal 5? Thanks!


    The AirTrain is free between terminals. There is covered, but not climate controlled connection between T1 and the AirTrain. You should have enough time if your flight from Japan is on-time.


  • Flight from Toronto to France with layover in JFK
    Feb 24, 2015
    I will be flying American Airlines from Toronto, with a connecting flight in JFK out to Paris. Do I have to go through customs? and I only have a layover of 1:30 hours.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in JFK is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 8.


  • Jessica
    Feb 23, 2015
    I left my wallet at MAC terminal 4 and have called the 7514001 number. They do not have the MAC store number. Will someone please post the contact number there. Google shows no number for this store location.


  • Leave JFK Airport after customs, Port-Of-Entry
    Feb 19, 2015
    Hey y'all, So I'm flying in a couple months from Brazil to Washington DC. It looks like Belo Horizonte - Rio de Janeiro - New York JFK - Washington. However, I want to visit my buddy in New York and would like to ditch my last flight from NY to DC. I'm aware that NY is my port-of-entry into the US, so I will be receiving my luggage there for customs, correct? I want to know if I can collect my bags, do customs, and leave the airport and not take the last flight from NY to DC. Does anyone know? Thank you so much!


    Yes, once you clear customs in JFK you will have your luggage and be outside the secure area and legally clear to go where you want. However, if the JFK-Washington flight is not the very last flight of your itinerary and you skip it (for example if you are flying back to Brazil on the same reservation), your airline may cancel the entire rest of your itinerary.


    Yeah, the JFK-DC flight is the last one on the flight. My hope was to spend time in NY instead of taking that flight home. Awesome! Thanks for your help :)


    Feb 18, 2015
    I came from Sierra Leonean with British Airways, Upon arrival, usually passports are stamped immigration one of the immigration procedures, but my passport wasn't signed at the airport on my arrival on 13th January,2015. Also, I want to confirm my ticket for 13th March,2015 at 00:05 with British Airways to London a (connecting flight) January,2015. Also, on my am suppose to


    US Authorities sometimes don't stamp passports anymore, since everything is handled electronically.


  • Time to move through JFK
    Feb 4, 2015
    What is the average time to clear customs, recheck baggage and move to connecting flight gate during the early afternoon?


    I would budget around 2 hours.


    Jan 30, 2015
    Mmy mom is traveling alone with 3pieces of luggage, is there any way to help her with the luggage? something that she can use to put all the luggage and pushed? she is arriving on terminal 4 and departing on terminal 8... thanks...


    She should buy a foldable luggage cart and put it in her baggage. You can't bring rented carts on the AirTrain.


    thanks :)


  • Transit via JFK
    Jan 27, 2015
    Hello, I am an Bulgarian citizen, flying from Montreal (YUL) to Rome, Italy via JFK New York with Delta airlines. In few days I have another flight to my final destination Sofia, Bulgaria. My return flights is via Amsterdam with KLM. Can you please tell me do I need to go through any customs or immigration check at JFK and do I need transit visa.


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration and Customs in JFK on your return trip and unless you have Canadian permanent residency, you will need a US Transit Visa both ways. On your way to Rome you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal.


    Thank you ZAP for your answer. The information provided is very helpful.


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    Jan 7, 2015
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  • 2hr Stopover en-route to Toronto
    Jan 7, 2015
    I will be arriving from Dubai on Emirate flight at 07.45 on Monday morning with connecting fight on Delta at 09.55 to Toronto (tickets purchased separately). Will there be enough time to clear immigration/customs after arrival to clear and check in luggage for the next flight?


    Further to previous message, forgot to mention both flights are to/from T4.


    Your flight to Toronto will actually depart from Terminal 2. And you are really pushing what's possible since you have two separate itineraries. i would not have booked that connection.


    Thank you ZAP, fortunately I hadn't yet confirmed the booking so will reschedule to a later flight to Toronto. Kind regards


  • Baggage - Collect or booked straight through?
    Dec 21, 2014
    We are flying from London Heathrow DL0003 to Bogota DL0449 via JFK terminal 4. Two questions please: (1) Will our baggage be booked through from LHR to BOG, or do we have to pick this up at JFK and book it in again for the flight to Bogota? (2) The wait between flights is 2 hours 14 minutes. Assuming flights are on time, is this sufficient to ensure we can get to departures on Level 4? I am concerned that if we have to collect our baggage and book it in again, this may delay everything. Thanks.


    You will arrive at Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go to the departure level and through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Wow Zap, thanks for the fast reply. Much appreciated and very helpful. Regards.


  • connecting flight layover etsa or visa necessary?
    Dec 5, 2014
    Hi, I am an Irish citizen, flying from Toronto to Amsterdam via JFK New York. This is a single booking through Delta airlines - not two separate bookings. It says on my confirmation email the Toronto to JFK flight is with Gojet Airlines DBA Delta Connection, and my JFK to Amsterdam flight is with KLM. I would love to know if: - If I need to go through any customs or immigration check at JFK - If so do I need to apply for an ESTA - If my bags would get checked through or not - If not is it a simple get off plane and go to the designated gate for the second part of the journey - If anybody knows if I would need to change terminals I appreciate any help on here, difficult to find answers online.


    You will preclear US Immigration in Toronto. You do not have to do anything with your baggage in JFK. You do need to complete ESTA because you will have to go through US Immigration in Toronto and have an Irish passport. You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from terminal 4. Delta runs a shuttle bus inside security.


    ZAP - thank you so much for this reply, takes a lot off my mind and makes things a ton clearer, really appreciate it.


  • 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.


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