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  • time to international terminal
    Dec 10, 2014
    How long will it take for my father to get to terminal 3 from terminal 8


    Terminal 3 at JFK has been closed for over a year. What airline is he flying and where is he flying to?


  • Transit from Terminal 1 to Terminal 8
    Nov 2, 2014
    I am going from morocco to Cancun in Mexico, I have a mexican Visa. I am going to change flight in JFK where I have to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 8. I don't have a USA visa. What should I do?


    If you are a Moroccan citizen you have to get a US Transit visa. Otherwise you won't be allowed on the plane.


  • Line for Canadians together with US greend cards and citizens at JFK?
    Oct 20, 2014
    hi, I'll be arriving at JFK T1 next Sunday from Paris. I'm a Canadian Citizen and I'm traveling with my friend who has a green card. Will we have to go in separate lines or is there a line for US citizens+green card+ Canadians like at US immigration in Toronto? thank you


    Pretty sure it will be separate lines. Canadian citizens don't get preferential treatment at facilities in the US.


  • Where do you go thru customs if flight is to Toronto from JFK?
    Oct 13, 2014
    Have a flight Sunday from JFK to Toronto- am a Can'd citizen, so do I go thru customs there- or at Toronto, have a connecting flight out later to east coast. Was told I go thru customs upon arrival in Toronto? Since I'll be in a wheelchair for assistance to the plane, can I get a porter in JFK to help with my suitcase?


    On your trip to Toronto you will go through Canadian Immigration and customs when you arrive in Toronto. The wheelchair assistance person will make sure that your luggage is transported with you.


  • Customs & immigration
    Sep 16, 2014
    Hi there! We arrive at JFK at 11.30 on Oct 16 from UK. We need to get to the City Clerks office asap, as we need to get a Marriage Licence, so we can get married on Oct 17. How long will it take us to clear customs at that time of day? Thanks


    30-45 minutes. October is one of the lower months for international traffic in the United States.


    Cool! thanks so much for your response!


  • Inmigration Time?
    Sep 9, 2014
    Hi, I am arriving to JFK from Argentina on Sept 16th at 9am, how long would it take to go through US Immigration and customs? I need to catch a bus to Boston so I might need to calculate time between both transports. Thanks


    It will probably take between 30 and 45 minutes, but may take up to an hour.


  • customs?
    Sep 8, 2014
    my flight gets in at 21.30 oct 16th...i want to arrange a car for pick up..how long will it take to get through customs?


    Probably 30-45 minutes


  • connect flight/baggage
    Jul 26, 2014
    I fly from Dublin to JFK with connecting flight to Miami on Thur 31st July. I know I will have pre-clearance as an Irish citizen. I will request to check my baggage thro' from Dublin to Miami. But, will I have to collect my luggge at JFK and drop it to connecting flight system? Thankyou.


    At JFK you will be considered to be a 'domestic arrival' - you may proceed your journey by going to your connecting gate. Your JFK arrival & departure depends on which airline(s) you are taking. I therefore suggest you open www.ifly.com/jfk, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Possible to meet at the gate after international flight?
    Jul 23, 2014
    I'm trying to get my 74-year old father who lives overseas to come for a visit. He hasn't travelled before and does not speak English. Is it possible for me to arrange to meet him at the gate and take him through the immigration and customs? Are there any other options? He won't be able to navigate the airport on his own.


    No, you cannot meet him at the gate. You can however meet him after the immigration queue if you're coming into the same terminal. He doesn't have to do much "navigation" as he will be funneled towards the Immigration queue.


  • 9-hour connection
    Jul 16, 2014
    Hello, I would like to know if I can leave the airport between two flights, since I have a 9-hour connection ? I have a connection in JFK on my way from Chile to France. Thanks


    Yes, you are allowed to leave the airport. You will have to pass through US Immigration on arrival and when you exit customs you will be outside security. However, you won't have a whole lot of time to do anything. It takes quite a while to get from JFK to anything worth seeing.


  • Enough time for connecting flight?
    Jul 2, 2014
    Hi, i will be flying in to JFK via Singapore airlines, arriving at 11am. I have a connecting flight to Boston via jetblue at 1:29pm. I have check-in luggage. Is the connecting time sufficient? Also is there anything else that i should take note? Thank you.


    Were your tickets purchased separately or together? JetBlue and Singapore do have an interline agreement so if your tickets were purchased together you can re-check them after you clear customs and not have to take them to T5 to re-check. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • entering US at jfk enroute to Miami
    Jul 2, 2014
    On July 31st, I fly from Djublin to JFK on American Airlines arriving into Terminal 8. I continue from Ter 8 to Miami wkith same airline. I have my ESTA. Do I need to collect my bag, and go through immigration? I have 3 hours between flights. Or do I go immigration at Miami?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Dublin. You will have plenty of time in JFK. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • timing for pick up
    May 27, 2014
    My son arrives at Terminal 4 on El Al from Israel at 3:30 p.m. How long will it take him to go through customs and get his bags and be outside for pick up


    I would guess about 45 minutes from when the aircraft arrives at the gate.


  • 1h40min connection
    May 24, 2014
    I'm arriving in JFK on a domestic flight and the next flight to Canada is in 1h40min(both on AA). Is that enough time?


    You arrive & depart from Terminal 8 which has Concourse B with gate 1-16, and near its gate 14 is access to Concourse C with gates 31-47. You have enough time.


  • Enough time to connect?
    May 12, 2014
    I am arriving to JFK from Quebec City and have the flight to Amsterdam after two hours. Both flights are KLM. Is 2 hours enough to do all the immigration/security operations and to board my luggage into the second flight?


    KLM does not fly to Quebec City. Your Quebec City-JFK flight will be operated by Delta Connection. Since Quebec City does not have Immigration pre-clearance you will arrive in Terminal 4 where you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags. Then you will go up the departure level and through security and to your departure gate, which will also be in Terminal 4. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time. You should be issued both boarding passes in Quebec City.


    Yes you are right about Delta Connection. Why do I need to re-check my bags? Can I send them directly from Quebec City to AMS?


    Because any time you enter the US from a foreign country without pre-clearance you have to claim your bags to go through US Customs. They will be tagged through to AMS in YQB but you will have to claim them, go through customs, and re-check them in JFK. There will be a re-check desk after you exit customs.


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