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  • Meeting point at Terminal 1 JFK
    Oct 27, 2012
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


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