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  • Enough time?
    Jun 20, 2016
    Hi, just want to check. i am landing JFK, QR947 Qatar at 915AM, Terminal 7. i have another flight to buffalo at 1154AM, terminal 4 via Delta.. Would there be enough time for me to catch the flight after passing through securities checks etc.


    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Wait times at Terminal 8 at JFK
    Jun 17, 2016
    We are traveling internationally from JFK on AA Terminal 8. How many hours in advance of flight time should we plan to arrive at airport. Really asking about TSA security delays?


    3hr to 2hr 30min and 2hr at the latest you should be there.


  • 75 minutes?
    Jun 16, 2016
    Hi! I'm flying from TXL to JFK this saturday with AA, landing in NY at 4.45pm and have a connecting flight to MIA at 5.00 pm, also with AA. Both are in terminal 8. Is there any way that I can come through any faster? Like if I talk to the staff on my first plane? I'm underage and flying by myself for the first time. Thank you for your help.


    That's not possible. You need at least 2 hours for this connection - 15 minutes is completely impossible.


  • 1hr20mins btwn international arrival and domestic takeoff (2 airlines)
    Jun 15, 2016
    Singapore Airline flight from Frankfurt to JFK gets in at 11:10AM (Terminal 4). Is purchasing a Delta flight that leaves for Detroit at 12:30PM possible? (all carry-ons, no checked bags)


    No, that's not reasonably possible.


  • Time to get bag between connections?
    Jun 13, 2016
    I am flying to JFK - to arrive at 4:30 and then need to get my checked bag and go from terminal 1 > 8 in time for a 7:15 flight. that seems a bit short. what do you think?


    It's possible but doesn't leave a lot of time to spare.


    Thanks ZAP - i'll just go with a carry-on instead :-)


  • 10 hour layover
    Jun 13, 2016
    I am arriving from LAX to JFK at 9am terminal 3 and have a flight with Turkish Airlines to Istanbul at 7:15 pm terminal 4. Is it possible for me to check in my luggage at terminal 4 before heading out for a bit


    JFK no longer has a Terminal 3. What airline are you flying to JFK? The Turkish desk will probably not open until around 3 PM.


    Sorry! Jet Blue to JFK (T5) and then Turkish at T1. Can I store my luggage at either of these terminals


    There is baggage storage in Terminal 1 or you can call this company and they pick up and drop off your bags for you - http://www.schwartztravel.com/jfkluggagestorage.html


  • International Flight Customs&Baggage
    Jun 27, 2016
    I arrive at Terminal 4 on El Al and have a connecting flight from the same Terminal on a Delta flight 2.5 hours later. After claiming my bag through customs, can I recheck it for my Delta flight without leaving the secure area. Do I have to go through TSA again after getting through customs? Can I get to my connecting flight in 2.5 hours?


    You will be already outside security when you clear customs. You will have to go through security after you check your bag with Delta.


    I have almost the reverse of this & just want to make sure I know the rule. Am coming to JFK via Delta from MN at 2pm & changing to Swiss Air to Israel. Do I have to exit to baggage & then re-enter for the Swiss Air portion or just simply reclaim my bag & show ID, etc?


  • Two Delta Flights Concern
    Jun 2, 2016
    I will arrive from Milan to JFK at 1:30 and have a connecting flight via Delta at 5:30. I am only bringing carry on bags. Will this be enough time to go through the process and still make my second flight to ATL?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • 90 min layover
    Jun 2, 2016
    I am flying to JFK from Charleston, SC on delta airbus and then departing on delta boeing 737 to Salt Lake City, Utah on July 26th. I arrive at 7:09pm and depart 8:30pm. Is there any chance both flights are in the same terminal? I am flying with my 3 children (all under 6 yrs old) and hoping that just under 90 mins will be enough time to make my connection. Thanks for your help!


    Both flights will probably be in Terminal 2. but if you do have to change terminals between 2 and 4, delta runs a shuttle bus between them inside security. You have enough time.


  • Arrival for delta flight
    Jun 2, 2016
    I fly out to Toronto on Delta at 7:30 AM. Would a 5:30 AM arrival at the airport give me enough time? I'm checking one bag.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Going a long way?
    Jun 28, 2016
    I will Arrive at the JFK airport at 3:20 and have a two hour layover. I have the same reservation and I have some checked baggage. Also, my next flight is in the same terminal. So when I arrive, do I need to go to the departure level to get my next flight, or just go straight to the next gate


    You're going to have to be more specific about what airline you are flying, where you are flying from and where you are going.


    I'm flying delta. Comming from Accra and going to Mco


    You will arrive in Terminal 4, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then check to see your departure gate (it could be in Terminal 2 or 4) if it's in Terminal 4 just go through security and to your departure gate. If it's in Terminal 2, take the AirTrain there and go through security in T2. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Will I have enough time?
    May 23, 2016
    Arriving JFK on Emirates on Wednesday, June 29 7 pm with 10:45 pm JetBlue flight to LAX. Will we have enough time getting bags and going through TSA? 8 in party including kids. Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thanks! Was worrying a bit with the recent TSA delay headlines and record summer travel predicted. I hope those lines are shorter in the evening.


  • Connecting flight
    May 23, 2016
    I will be arriving from Amsterdam and have to get a connecting flight to Cincinatti. Do I have to pass through passport control or can I proceed straight to my departure gate. I have a 2 hour layover in New York. is this enough time?


    Yes, in JFK you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. Assuming both flights are on KLM/Delta you have just enough time.


  • Destination Wedding party to Punta Cana (14 people) on same flight
    May 18, 2016
    How early should we arrive for a 1:30pm flight from JFK to Punta Cana. I am hearing at least 3 hours to get through security customs etc. Do you feel this is adequate time to board our JetBlue flight? We want to make sure we all get there on time and no one gets left behind. We are all arriving via different cars.


    That's the recommended time, but honestly in the mid-afternoon you can probably get away with a little less, so don't panic if everyone isn't there right at 10:30.


  • Immigration
    May 19, 2016
    Hi! I will be coming from ACC to Mco and going through jfk as my connecting flight to Florida. Do I need to go through the immigration process there? I am a US citizen and asking because I heard the people out of U.S. needs to go through the immagration/homeland security process.


    Yes, if you are entering the US at JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security there before going to your connecting gate.


    Do you think I'll have enough time? After the us customs and such, I have to go to a different terminal and old have 95 minutes


    When you say recheck, do you mean going to the front desk to get my bag under the plane.? If so, that is going to be a pain in the neck of getting to my flight on time


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