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  • Is the time feasible?
    Nov 30, 2012
    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
    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
    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.


  • Terminal 7 t0 Terminal 1
    Oct 15, 2012
    I am coming from LA at Terminal 7 JFK and I am leaving to Vienna, Austria from Terminal 1. I have only 1hour and 20 min. Would it be enough?? Thank you!


    While your connection via Airtrain, running on average every 8 mins at pre-security areas of all terminals, and taking only 15 mins from T7 to T1 - you need to find out if your first airline will transfer your checked bags to your second airline (if using 2 different airlines)- if not, you need to claim your bags on arrival and re-check them in at T1 - in both instances you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate. You have enough time.


  • Save time and money.
    Sep 21, 2012
    Why not post kiosks at Long term Parking airtrain stations allowing for people to prepay for their parking.This will speed things up for those after a long flight.It will save you money,These booths need not be manned.Boston,Logan.You must prepay in short term before returning to your car.Salt Lake City offers the option of both in Short term.I say go the distance and do this in long term as you have an indoor spot for the kiosks.As we transition to a cashless society,this is no doubt coming.


  • from termina 4 to 2
    Jul 18, 2012
    i arrive at terminal 4 with Delta from Pisa at 5pm e i have connection at 645 pm to Boston.Is it enought time?i have to take my bag e check in again?where?i dont know how it works...


    1. As international arrival at JFK you need to go you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). This can take from 35mins to an hour, depending on the line ahead of you. Thereafter you get to your connecting terminal via AirTrain (free within the Airport), which runs continuously every 7 mins and serves all terminals in the unsecured areas (follow signs). On arrival at JFK look at the overhead screen to find your connecting flight number, gate & time


  • Watching Euro 2012 at JFK transfers!
    Jun 20, 2012
    I'm getting into terminal 8 JFK at 20:00 Sunday on a AA flight. I REALLY want to watch England vs italy (what my honeymooning wife will think about this is yet to be discovered!!!). I know it's a long shot, but is there anywhere in the transfer lounge (as I wait for my next flight 3 hours after) that might show the match? Thanks ed


  • Left mt Android phone at Terminal 7
    Jun 5, 2012
    Hi, Please help, I left my Android HTC black phone at Terminal 7, near British Airways customer service desk, hooked to the wall charging it. When I boarded the airplane I just left it there. this was on May 4th.If anybody found it please contact me, I will really appreciate it, Tal


    You need to contact your airline's lost & found department.


  • Hawaiian Airlines
    Jun 4, 2012
    I Have family coming into JFK on Tuesday. What terminal does Hawaiian Airlines Inaugural flight come in on? Thank You


    I have a listing for Tuesday, flight HA 50 from Honolulu arriving at JFK 6:55am. JFK site has not yet included Hawaiian Airlines in its airline listings and there is no terminal designation available yet. I suggest you call JFK at (718) 244 2444.


    May 11, 2012
    I left a black Asus laptop just past the security checkpoint in Terminal 7 on my way to United Flight 759. The laptop was left around 9:40am this morning on a bench where people put their shoes and belts on after proceeding through security. Anyone have a phone number for terminal 7? And, do the police ever answer their telephone?


    1. Either ontact the Port Authority Police Lost and Found Custodian at (718) 244-4335. Lost and Found items (up to 30 days) are located at the JFK Police Desk, Building 269, and can be released 24/7. -OR- 2. The TSA Lost and Found at (718) 917-3999.


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