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  • Terminal 4 Customs Working hours
    Mar 23, 2014
    2
    I will arrive in JFK at 3:30AM at Terminal 4 on May. How long does it take to pass through Customs and take my luggage?

     

    At that time of the day it should be very quick. Probably less than 30 mins.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • US custom inspection
    Mar 6, 2014
    1
    We will arrive at JFK from Dubai (t4) with Emirates and depart to JAX with JetBlue(t5). What Does Terminal do Us custom inspection.

     

    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through customs in T4. Then take the AirTrain to T5 and go through security.

     

  • Where to have a skype meeting in terminal 8
    Jan 16, 2014
    1
    I need to join a meeting in Skype 2 hours before taking my flight in Terminal 8. Where should I go and is there free wi-fi?

     

    JFK has pay wi-fi that is $4.95 per hour or $7.95 per day. You could also buy a day pass to the AA Admirals Club, which will give you more peace and quiet and free-wifi.

     

  • Control
    Nov 2, 2013
    2
    Hello, Do we have to queue the same way for passeport control (I am french) then leaving the us than when arriving from abroad (when arriving we had to wait about 45 mn). How long do we plan to wait ?

     

    Only international arrivals need to go through passport control. JFK has 6 terminals, each with specific airlines - if you need to change terminals, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/jfk, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Yes, there is no passport control when leaving the US.

     

  • Where to meet a friend who has a 5-hour layover btwn T4 & T8
    Oct 3, 2013
    1
    A friend is landing on Monday afternoon from Toronto at T4 and has a 5-hour layover before catching her flight to Israel from T8 at 8.30. She is flying on a U.K. passport. Is it possible for me to meet her somewhere in the airport so that we can spend some time together during her layover? Does she have to go through customs?

     

    Yes, she will have to go through US immigration.

     

  • minimum connection time domestic and international terminal
    Aug 1, 2013
    1
    We arrival from MIA to JFK terminal 8 domestic, departure from terminal 8 international to HEL. What is minimum connection time ?

     

    Due to the frequency of delays at JFK I would budget at least an hour, but it shouldn't actually take you more than 15 minutes.

     

  • Transit
    Jul 30, 2013
    1
    Hi! I will arrive at 1357hrs on 3 August 2013 via Delta Domestic Flight from Baltimore to JFK airport terminal 2. I need to wait for my transit at JFK airport terminal 4 to Singapore via Singapore Airline SQ, depart at 2050hrs on 3 August 2013. Hence, there is 7 hours of wait. I would like to enquire regarding the baggage check in. Can I re-check in my luggage when I arrive JFK airport right after the security check and custom clearance? or do I need to wait till 2 hours before I depart from JFK airport to Singapore? Do you mind telling me the flow of transiting, will be greatly appreciated? Thank you.

     

    It sounds like your bags won't be checked through to your Singapore flight. If so, you will take them from the baggage claim and then on the AirTrain/Air Terminals Train to Terminal 4. I imagine the Singapore counter opens more than 2 hours before departure, probably 3 hours I would guess. You will not go through any customs in JFK. After you check your bags with Singapore you just go through security and to your gate in T4.

     

  • Can I accompany my mom until security check?
    Dec 2, 2013
    4
    My mom has been booked with wheelchair assistance. She is afraid and it is her first flight. Can I join her until the security check or until she is on the wheel chair with assistance

     

    You can go with her to the security line. Since she has wheelchair assistance, the check-in counter may also be able to give you a gate pass that would allow you to go to the gate. It never hurts to ask.

     

    Thanks for the information ZAP

     

    Did that work? Could you please post details.

     

    Sorry I missed to update the thread. No it did not work. We were not allowed to join my Mom and we were denied the gate pass too. My mother was assisted by the security itself. And it was a bad experience. She was feeling dehydrated and we requested for a fresh juice. we tipped and paid the person assisting. He took my mom inside and left her somewhere and went away. Luckily she had a phone to call me back and inform me about this. Later I had to work with the officer near the check in and blasted them. It was found later that the person had told another person to take my mom to the security gate and he had gone to assist someone. Niether my mom was given a juice nor could we trace him as we didnt know who he was.!! later our flight checkin officer apologised for what hpnd and they arranged for her juice for which I had to pay again!!

     

  • AF & BA Concorde
    Jun 27, 2013
    2
    Hello everybody. I'm french and i'm flying Concorde on flight simulator. Does somebody could which terminals were used by BA & AF Concorde and which gates. I just ask this for doing more réalistic flight and arrivals. Your help will be really appreciate. Have a good day

     

    I don't know how this forum works but I give you my email adress for your eventuals responses). Thanks frerechris@hotmail.fr

     

    BA used Terminal 7, which is still there. Air France's Concorde used the current Terminal 1 from 1998 to 2003, I don't know what terminal they used before that.

     

  • Terminal 8
    May 26, 2013
    1
    We will be returning to the USA from TXL (Air Berlin) to AUS (AA) with a stop over in JFK. The layover time is 90 minutes. Will we have enough time to make the connection? We are elderly, my husband is 84 yrs old and disabled, cannot walk very fast. If I get wheelchair service for him will they also help with his bags. Thank you!

     

    As international arrivals at the U.S. you you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. In your favor: Air Berlin and American are both using Terminal 8. Also, they belong to the same 'Oneworld' Alliance - meaning your bags will be automatically transferred after you go through customs & re-check-in bags. Proceed to the Departures level, go through security check, and on to your Concourse (either Concourse B with gates 1-16 or Concourse C with gates 31-17. Overhead screens will indicate flight and gate numbers. You have plenty of time. Yes, contacting your airline to have a wheelchair ready at arrival is a good idea!

     

  • Connection flight
    Mar 18, 2013
    2
    Dear all, i'll flight on April, 26th from Milan to Orlando and i have to stop over in London and Jfk - all flights with AA. I'll only have 11 hour and 40 minutes in jfk - will it be enough? I've to clear custom, take baggage and re-ckeck right? Thank you!

     

    Do you have 1 hour 40 minutes or 11 hours and 40 minutes? If only 1 hour 40 minutes it might be tight but everything will at least be in the same terminal. Yes, you are correct on what you have to do when arriving at JFK.

     

    Yes sorry, i meant 1 hour 40 :) All right, hope they will wait for me as every flight is with AA! Thank you!

     

  • giftshops /liquor store
    Feb 8, 2013
    0
    hi i plan to travel to the dr and i wanted to know if i could buy liquor at the airport shop to take . and at what time the shops open

     

  • International departure
    Feb 7, 2013
    1
    I will be arriving at JFK (via car) approx. 2 - 2 1/2 hours before I depart for Ireland. Will I have enough time to make my flight as I am seeing that I should be there 3 - 3 1/2 hours prior. Will not be checking baggage.

     

    These are your parking options at JFK (your time to get to your departing gate should certainly suffice): 1. Short-term/ Daily Parking is available color-coded lots: green (Terminals 1, 2 & 3), blue (Terminal 4), yellow (Terminal 5 - garage and lot), orange (Terminal 7) and red (Terminal 8) lots adjacent to each terminal. 2. Long-term Parking lot is located at Lefferts Blvd., 4 miles from Terminals and reached by AirTrain. 3. E-ZPass Plus Cash/Credi card is available in the Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Long-Term Lots. 4. Express Pay parking machines are in all of the central terminal area parking lots, AirTrain JFK stations, and more.

     

  • Airline Terminal Train
    Jan 24, 2013
    2
    Hi My friend is arriving international at T8 and transferring to T5. After he has cleared immigration and picked up his luggage, where should my friend go to find Airline Terminal Train to take him to T5? Thankful for detailed instructions as his spoken English is almost non-existent.

     

    No language skills are needed at JFK - international sign are clearly understandable. Terminal Maps are also posted - the Airline Terminal Train circle is marked in yellow. See: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airport-map.html. After boarding train at T8, the next stops are T7, then T5. At T5 he needs to proceed to the departure level, go through security check and on to his departure gate. NOTE: if your friend's first airline does not transfer bags to connecting airline, he needs to take his bags to T5 and check them in at the connecting airline's desk before proceeding to his gate.

     

    Thank you for the instructions:) As there will be no bag transfer from the first airline, he has to pick up his luggage. Are the baggage claim area and the Airline Terminal Train situated in the different levels of the T8?

     

  • Terminal 8 to T5
    Nov 30, 2012
    1
    i arrive at terminal 8 with Air Berlin from Duesseldorf at 4pm end i have connection at 8 pm to Tampa with JetBlue.Is it enought time?i have to take my bag & check in again?i dont know how it works.Thanks for help.

     

    Find out from Air Berlin if they will forward your bags on arrival at JFK to your connecting JetBlue flight - if not you would have to take your bag along on the Airtrain & check it in at JetBlue counter in T5. The Airtrain runs on average every 7 mins and taking of no more than 15 mins.). As an international arrival at JFK you need to go through passport check, pick up bag and go through customs clearance - then re-check-in your bag (if AirBerlin transfers) and proceed to the Airtrain - follow signs - you arrive at T5 at pre-security and need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate.

     





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