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  • Separate flight booked
    May 16, 2016
    Hello, I am a non US-citizen I will be arriving to JFK at 8:40 am from Dubai (Emiarte airlines, Terminal 4). I need to catch a flight that I booked separately at 12 pm noon (American airlines , Terminal 8). Will I have enough time to pass through immigration, get my luggage, change terminals and check in with my bags at AA? Also will I need to pass through all security check all over again? Thank you


    Yes, you will have to go through security again in Terminal 8. you have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • TSA wait times
    May 11, 2016
    I heard that wait times have been very long. Wondering with TSA pre-check and traveling internationally, how far in advance should I arrive at the airport on a Saturday night?


    2 hours just to be safe. Pre-check will definitely help.


  • How long should I expect to clear JFK Terminal 4
    May 11, 2016
    Hi. I'm flying into JFK Terminal 4 on Delta from LAX, due to arrive 2.50pm on a Monday. Any ideas how long it will take to clear security etc? Also time to then get to Penn Station? My final destination is Philadelphia and I need to get there ASAP that day! Many thanks.


    You do not have to go through security when you arrive. You should be able to get to Penn Station around 4 PM if your flight arrives on-time.


  • Immigration and customs at T5
    May 6, 2016
    I am arriving on a JetBlue flight from Montego Bay at 3:40pm, do I have enough time to get through immigration and customs to get on my next JetBlue flight at 5:40 pm? It is supposed to be at the same terminal


    Yes, that should be enough time and yes, they will both be in Terminal 5.


  • Inter terminal connection
    May 5, 2016
    I am flying in terminal 5 Jet Blue airline and my connecting flight Emirates at terminal 4. I have only 1 Hour 30 minutes. Is it sufficient to catch the flight? Secondly are there any inter terminal connection bus services like EWR airport?


    If these are on two separate reservations it is impossible. If it is on one reservation you have a chance. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 4, there is no connections to or from Terminal 5 inside security.


  • Customes
    May 4, 2016
    Do you go through regular security at jfk or customes, when leaving from New York City itself, on an international flight?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You just have to go through security like any other flight.


    May 1, 2016
    How many days can i stay in USA at C1 US TRANSIT VISA? Once immgriation and customes done.


    The officer who admits you puts the limits of days the visa is valid based on your travel plans, but it cannot be valid for more than 29 days.


    Thanks for your reply.. I have on only one day hotel reservation at Miami. Next day i will fly on my final destination. I Hope can i get one day permission to stay in USA.


  • Enough time between flights
    Apr 29, 2016
    We arrive from Rome at 4:30 PM at terminal 4 on Delta with two checked bags. Do we have to go through customs at JFK? Will we have enough time to catch our 6:30 PM flight out of terminal 2 at 6:30 PM?


    Yes, in JFK you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then if your flight does depart from T2, you can either go through security in T4 and take the shuttle to T2 or take the AirTrain to T2 and go through security there. You should have just enough time.


  • is 2.5 hours connection time sufficient?
    Apr 27, 2016
    I am arriving JFK on Delta Airline at 1829 hours and need to connect to Singapore Airline that is departing at 2055 hrs. Will I be on time for the Singapore Airline flight?


    Do you have checked bags? Is the Delta flight domestic or international? With checked bags on a domestic flight this is possible but difficult. International to International this will be very difficult.


  • connecting from a domestic to international flight booked separately
    Apr 26, 2016
    I will be originating in ATL with a separate flight (already booked) from JFK to Germany. When booking my flight from ATL to JFK how much time should I give myself to get through the process? I'm not sure if I will have to check a bag in which case I assume I will have to go through security again..?


    Depending on what airlines you're flying you may have to go through security anyway regardless of whether you check a bag. With a checked bag I definitely recommend 3 hours between flights.


    I'm looking at a flight with Delta into JFK landing at 2:33 and my flight into Germany is with Air Berlin departing at 5:25. That should be enough time?


    That should be just about enough time.


  • Security or not? connecting domestic to international flight
    Apr 22, 2016
    Hi, I have a domestic flight with Virgin arriving JFK then an international flight to Paris departing with XL Airway (I understand it's the same terminal?). The flights are booked on different reservations, the layover time is about 2 hours. Do I need to go through security again or just go to my departure gate, as I am leaving the country, not entering it?


    If you do not have checked bags you can go directly to your XL Airways France gate. If you do have checked bags you will have to claim them, re-check them with XL Airways, then go through security.


  • luggage lost that was last seen/checked in to JFK
    Apr 18, 2016
    Hi- my luggage has been missing for over a month now and I was informed that it had never arrived to my destination (Gatwick). The last it was seen/checked in was in JFK where I had departed from. I haven't yet returned to NYC, but is it possible to claim lost luggage from JFK if it had gone missing there? I worry and suspect if someone from JFK had mishandled or taken it. Could I file a police report in case it was stolen from the airport after check in? There is no record of it except from check in at JFK. How can I go about claiming what was lost, aside from the airline if it was lost from JFK?


  • Need to catch a flight to DC after returning from Peru
    Apr 18, 2016
    Hi -I live in DC and am traveling to Peru this summer. My flights on LAN depart/return Terminal 8, JFK. I am making a separate reservation on American to fly from DC to JFK, then on return home again from JFK to DC. How much time should I allow between flights? I am especially concerned about the return flights. Will 2.5 hours be enough to get my bags, go through US customs, then recheck my bags? Thanks for any help you can give.


    2.5 hours would be barely enough time on the return.


  • Concerned about time to get to my connecting flight
    Apr 17, 2016
    Hi! I'm a Dutch tourist travelling from Brussels (BE) to Santo Domingo (DR). I will be arriving at JFK airport at May 15th 13:22 and my connecting flight will depart at May 15th 14:59. Both flights are done by Delta Airlines. I am a bit worried about the time I've got, since I have one checked in bag and no experience with American airports and connecting flights. Can someone tell me if I will be able to make it and what things I can expect?


    That will be very difficult. 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, go through security and to your departure gate, also in Terminal 4.


  • BA terminal 7 to AA terminal 8
    Apr 17, 2016
    I just would like to know whether we need to carry the luggage after immigration and custom all the way from terminal 7 to terminal 8 or is there any local "check-in" in terminal 7 (international arrival) itself in JFK?


    ...and I have 3 1/2 hrs time in between flights (obviously most of the time will be spent on immigration and customs)


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation then your bags will be tagged to your final destination and you can re-check them at the re-check desk in Terminal 7.


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