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  • How do I connect with another party?
    May 5, 2014
    My friend and I are both flying internationally to JFK: She from Canada, Me from central asis. We fly in within 2 hours of each other to different terminals. We need to meet up as we are attending the same conference in NY. She flys into terminal 8 and I fly into 1. We will both have to go through customs etc. Where is a good place to meet at the airport after we have each gotten our luggage and taken care of immagration? I will have to wait for her for a couple of hours, so the more comfortable the better.


    If she is flying from Canada she will probably pre-clear US Immigration in Canada, not in JFK. Try to meet her in the baggage claim level of her arrival terminal.


  • Terminal 1 Immigration wait times
    May 5, 2014
    I will be arriving in Terminal 1 at 8 pm on a Wednesday. Does anybody have an idea of how long the waiting time for getting through immigrations and customs could be?


  • More from the Terminal 5 to 7 transfer story . . .
    Mar 17, 2014
    Such great info! I thought I might as well chime in. Nothing was ever lost by asking the question, so here goes. Ok Mr. Guru: Wife and I have 644pm Jet blue arrival on a March Wednesday (Term. 5) heading for a British Airways 1030pm departure to Heathrow (Term. 7). Based on some of the posts; I'm beginning to think that 3 hours to collect bags & clear customs & then security over in terminal 7 is not as big a cushion as I originally envisaged? Would you comment and what are your suggestions? Also for our return we have a little under a 4 hour window (B.A. arrival @ 350pm) until our leg back to Florida (730pm JetBlue). How long have the customs/immigration transit times in terminal 7 on Sunday afternoons in April generally been running? Will this therefore be enough time? Thank you.


    Both of those connection times should be more than sufficient


  • retrieving a pet from cargo
    Mar 11, 2014
    are there services I could hire to retrieve a dog from international cargo and hold it until my flight arrives (about 7 hours later)


  • Calim and recheck bags
    Feb 16, 2014
    I am arriving AA JFK from SJU then connecting to CX to HGK. AA in SJU says I have to pick up and recheck my bags at JFK. What is the procedure for this? I have just over 2 hrs between flights


    1. All international arrivals at JFK need to go through passport check (not sure if that applies to P.R.), pick up bags, go through customs clearance & (if continuing journey) re-check in bags where indicated. 2. Thereafter, your bags will be automatically transferred to your connecting flight (both airlines belong to the same Airline Alliance). 3. Board the 'Airline Terminals Train' (follow signs) from arriving Terminal 8 to departing Terminal 7 (next stop); get off and go through security check and on to your gate. NOTE: Watch flights to/from JFK due to bad weather conditions if your flights at JFK are in the next few days! You would have enough time for transfer, even if you would need to check in your bags with CX).


    Please disregard what sufeb said. Flights from San Juan to the mainland US are treated as domestic flights. You will not have to claim or recheck your bags. American should be able to check your bags through to Hong Kong in San Juan. All you will have to do is go from Terminal 8 to Terminal 7 via the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train, then go through security in Terminal 7.


    Thank you.


  • Within terminal 8
    Jan 10, 2014
    My baggage is checked all the way from Cleveland to India . Im travelling via qatar airways.So once I reach arrival terminal 8 how do I go to departure terminal 8 . Is there connection within terminal 8 arrival n departure.or I've to take a bus .if walkable would there be signs at arrival that would direct us to departure.


    Terminal 8 is just two buildings connected by an underground tunnel. Since CLE-JFK is a domestic flight all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in JFK.


  • How do we get from arrival terminal 8 to departure terminal 8
    Jan 9, 2014
    Is it walkable from arrivals to departures within terminal 8


    Yes, everything within Terminal 8 is walkable. It's just on different levels.


  • from international flight to domestic
    Dec 28, 2013
    I 'am not u,s citizen. i'm landing from international flight in JFK terminal 4 on 06:30 and have a domestic flight from terminal 2 to tampa on 08:15 (1.45 hr) (all flights by delta) do you think it enough time?


    It's really pushing what's possible. Immigration at JFK can be slow and you will have to change terminals and go through security.


  • Jfk to chennai
    Dec 25, 2013
    My wife and 3 years old kid are flying from JFk to doha with qatar airways on dec 26. They have 4 checked bags and 2 carry on. It will be tough for her to go thru check-in process. Will I be allowed to go inside /near counter to complete check in procedures?


    Yes. You can go with them to the check in counter.


  • how to find out delta airlines counter in JFK aiport for go to Detroit
    Dec 23, 2013
    I have ticket from DAC-JFK via saudi airlines and JFK to DTW from delta airlines, two ticket was buying separated, so where can i go for delta airlines counter for baggage posting to go detroit, or what can i do?please help me


    Your Detroit flight will leave from Terminal 2, which is located 1 stop away from your arrival terminal, Terminal 1. They are connected by the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train.


  • Retrieving a pet from JFK Cargo. Arriving by AirFrance.
    Dec 22, 2013
    I would like to know where to go, in order to retrieve my pet Rabbit. It will arrive by AirFrance Cargo, and I wish to retrieve it myself, please help me with the process, or at least let me know to which desk I have to go to start the retrieving process. it will have all required medical document etc. Thank you for your help.


    You need to contact AirFrance. Pet Info is at: http://www.airfrance.us/US/en/common/guidevoyageur/pratique/animal_cabine_airfrance.htm. If you can't get this direct URL, open airfrance.us and click on 'Preparing your Trip' / Animals.


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