New York Kennedy (JFK) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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I will be flying from Dulles to Mexico City with a layover in JFK. Will I need to recheck my bags at JFK or do they get automatically checked to Mexico City?
What airlines are you flying? Are both flights on the same reservation?
Aeromexico and both the same reserveration
I am arriving at JFK from Charlotte NC on 23 Jan 2018 at 5:31pm I guess in terminal 2 and have a China Southern flight at 10:40am on 24 Jan 2018 from terminal 4. Since the flights were booked separately I know that I have to claim my bags and figure out how to get from 2 to 4 and check back in with CS. Any suggestions on how to transfer between terminals and also any idea what hours CS ticket counter is open to check luggage?
You will take the AirTrain between Terminals. The China Southern check in counter will probably open at about 7-7:30 AM.
1. If I am flying into JFK from Miami on American which I believe is T8 and connecting 2.5 hours later from JFK to Dublin on Aer Lingus which is T5 will I have to go through security?
2. If so, is it the full take your shoes and belt off or just show your boarding pass and passport?
3. I am sure a 2.5 hour layover is more than enough.
Yes to all. (full security)
Arriving JFK from Ft. Lauderdale on 12/1, arriving terminal 4. Have a flight to Paris leaving from Terminal 1, with only 1 hour 40 minutes between flights. Is that enough time to get from terminal to terminal? Also, I assume we have to go through security in terminal 1?
Yes, you will have to go through security again in T1. That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
In spring 2018 I'm booked on a single Delta ticket from Cancun to Basel, Switzerland, with a 2-hour layover at JFK (and a 1-hour stop in Amsterdam). The initial Delta flight arrives at JFK about 8:30 p.m. and the outbound flight (Delta/KLM) departs for Amsterdam just under 2 hours later. Flightview.com indicates both flights use Terminal 4. Please let me know what I'll have to do regarding customs/immigration at JFK and how long that might take. I plan to have one carry-on bag, no checked luggage (but also let me know what I'd have to do if I did check a bag). Thanks!
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. That should be enough time.
Hi. We're flying from BWI(Baltimore) to ICN(South Korea), with a connecting flight at JFK. BWI-JFK=Delta and JFK-ICN=Korean Air. It was all booked together and checked in online with Delta. It looks like the flight out from JFK to ICN will leave Terminal 1, but not sure which terminal the incoming from BWI will be. Does anyone know if we'll have to pick up our checked bags at JFK (from BWI Delta) and have to go through security again to depart to Korea? It seems like if we just got off a plane from BWI we should be able to catch the connecting flight without having to go through the whole TSA process again. If the flights are at different terminals, is there a shuttle on the secure side of the check point that can facilitate this? Seems like it would ease the burden on TSA, since we will have already gone through security at BWI first. Thanks for any help.
You arrive in Terminal 2 or 4. You will have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 1 and go through security. You don't have to do anything with your bags in JFK on the way to Seoul if both flights are on the same reservation.
Thank you for the response
will be flying from Montreal, Canada and stoping in NY- JFK for a 45 min layover before a flight to LAX (california) is this enough time?
What airline? Are both flights on the same reservation?
DELTA and yes same airline
And same reservation
Hi there. I am looking at a flight that arrives in Terminal 4 (Delta International) and departs with KLM (Terminal 4) 55 minutes later. If arriving from an international connection and connecting on internationally, do you have to recheck bags, or go through security or immigration? Will this be enough time? Thanks!
Where are you flying from and to? Are both flights on the same reservation?
Both flights would be on the same reso (not booked yet). Flying in to JFK from YYZ (Toronto) and flying to AMS (Amsterdam).
Since you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto, that would be possible. All you have to do at JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
We have a 39 minute layover both Terminal 5 Jet Blue. Just carry on luggage. Is this possible
Yes, that is barely possible if the first flight is on-time.
In January, I am flying from Buffalo to JFK on Jetblue. I have a 4 hour layover before connection on TAP Portugal. It appears as though Jetblue and TAP Portugal are both located in Terminal 5. Will I need to claim my checked baggage upon arrival into JFK and recheck them and go through security again before boarding TAP Portugal? And is a 4 hour layover enough time?
If it's one reservation all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If it's two separate reservations you will likely have to claim and re-check your bags and go through security. You have plenty of time.