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  • 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.

     

  • Is the time feasible?
    Nov 30, 2012
    1
    Hi , I have a very important client meeting that got scheduled at the last minute for which I will be going from jfk to cincinati via delta (terminal 2) and be back at jfk at 6.15 pm. My international flight to india is again from jfk at 10.05 pm from Ethihad airways terminal 4.Is this a feasible option to take in terms of time? will i need to check in again? how do i travel between terminals?

     

    At JFK, if you have enough time in the morning before departing to Cincinnati, go straight to Terminal 4 and check in your bags with Ethihad. (If you didn't print out your boarding pass before, print it out at the nearby machine). Then take the Airtrain to Terminal 2 for your Cincinnati flight (it runs about every 7 mins between terminals and takes minutes to T4.) On arrival at JFK in the evening at T2, all you would need then is to take Airtrain to T4, go through security check and on to your connecting gate: At T4, the Departure level opens up to the Concourse level, with Concourse A and gates A2-7, and Concourse B with gates B20-30. It has an inside AirTrain station - but pre-security.

     

  • Terminal 8 to 7 different ticket
    Oct 31, 2012
    1
    I have a domestic flight arriving at 16:05 AE terminal 8, and leave UA international term 7 @ 18:05 on a Saturday. What do I do and how long will it take to clear customs etc

     

    Terminal 8 serves members of the Oneworld Alliance and is mainly used by American Airlines; United belongs to the Star Alliance - yo need to claim your bag on arrival at T8 and take it to T7, where you need to check it in with United and get your boarding pass; then go through security check and on to your connecting gate. You have plenty of time - provided regular service is back at JFK at that time - and that is not certain! At this writing, all air traffic to the North of New York is canceled.

     

  • T4 luggage & customs
    Oct 17, 2012
    1
    My elderly Mom arriving T4 and connect to T8 10/27/12. I've tried effortlessly to get help for her when she arrived. Thusfar neither the connecting airline and the departure airline willing to accept the responsibility for her. She is a cancer patient and cannot walk far nor lift heavy luggages. I know she will get lost, so I booked a round trip fly yesterday from PBI to JFK then return from JFK to MIA and back to PBI, all this for helping her with connecting flight from T4 to T8. My most concern for her is picking up her lugagges and carry them to customs. She is somewhat vision impare and will not be able to complete paper work at custom. Since I will be there and have a boarding pass for the connecting flight, will I be able to go into the baggage claim at T4 to assist her with her laggages and paper work. She is a US citizen. Your advise will be greatly appreciated.

     

    I don't understand why you booked a flight return from JFK via MIA back to PBI, as Delta and US Airways both fly directly from PBI to NYC. I presume that your mother lives at or in the vicinity of West Palm Beach; the person who brings your mother to the airport should get a wheelchair by approaching the Skycaps outside; then go to the airline counter - checking in bags (if needed) and getting boarding pass, as well as a special pass to take your mother to the gate. On arrival at JFK you should be at the gate (get a special pass and a wheelchair from the airline counter) and meet her there. The reluctance of Airlines to take on the responsibility is understandable. You may still want to contact the Airline requesting wheelchair assistance. You need to cut down travel time by using only two airports - adding on return MIA is just too stressful under the circumstances for your mother! P.S. don't know what you mean by paperwork - these are domestic flights, all she needs is to have is a ticket, a boarding pass & a passport or drivers license with another picture ID.

     





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