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Hi, this July I will be flying into JFK with Air France from Paris as an international traveler, estimating arrival time of 4:25pm. I am currently considering to book a flight ticket from JFK to Cleveland from Delta which will depart at 6:30pm from JFK. But I am worried if two hours are enough for me to make the connection, especially as a foreigner -- to clear the custom, pick up baggage, transfer to the other terminal, and potentially going through custom again, and check into the next flight?
Yes, that is not enough time. You won't have to go through customs twice, but you will have to go through security again in Terminal 4.
HI, My family has booked a trip to Prague in July on Delta. Our flight arrives ATL-JFK at 7:45PM at T4 and we need to transfer to T1 for our outgoing Prague flight that departs at 9:45PM. Both flights are Delta. Do you think this is enough time?
You should be fine. There should be some serious delay at Atlanta for you not to make it.
We will be flying with DELTA (all flights are DELTA) from SFO (San Francisco) to Prague via JFK . Transfer time between flights shows 1h 23m Layover in New York-Kennedy, NY, plane change. Luggage will be picked up at our final destination. Do we have enough time to transfer? I don't have gate info at this time, not sure about the terminal either.

On the flight back - PRG-JFK- SFO - the layover is 1h 35m in New York-Kennedy, plane change as well. However on this trip, we will need to through customs and get our luggage. Delta customer service told me the time is sufficient, but I am a bit hesitant. Pls. HELP. They told me they will put us on next avail flight if we don't make it, but I would rather avoid that.
Yes, you have enough time on the way there - all you have to do on the way to Prague is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On the way back it is much more difficult, but not impossible.
On the way back, you're likely to miss a plane.
I am flying HEL to JFK and then on to PRG (Prague). Do I have to go through security at JFK?
HEL should be ATL
What airlines are you flying?
Delta Airlines
Then no, you do not have to go through security in JFK. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal 2 there is a shuttle bus inside security to Terminal 4 where you depart.
Hi,

My husband and I are coming back to the States from Zurich in JFK (on Delta) at 1PM. Need to clear custom, pick up checked bags then recheck into a separate domestic flight from JFK to DCA at 3pm. We have the option of buying Delta or AA, both leaves around 3PM. Would 2 hours be enough to do all that?

Thank you in advance!
Do the Delta flight, then you can have them joined into the same reservation and your connection will be much easier.
Thank you ZAP.

I called Delta, they said they cannot link separate tickets but put a note in. I have to talk to the agents in the airport, but usually they will only check the bags through the tickets destination.

Could you please clarify what you mean by "connection will be much easier"? Did you mean not have to pick up checked bags? Would we still need to clear custom at JFK and re-enter for the connection to DCA?

Thank you in advance.
Thank you ZAP.

I called Delta, they said they cannot link separate tickets but put a note in. I have to talk to the agents in the airport, but usually they will only check the bags through the tickets destination.

Could you please clarify what you mean by "connection will be much easier"? Did you mean not have to pick up checked bags? Would we still need to clear custom at JFK and re-enter for the connection to DCA?

Thank you in advance.
It means you won't have to go to a different terminal if you fly Delta to DCA. You will still need to claim your bags to go through US Customs.
We are flying domestically( Jet Blue) arriving at JFK at 22:00. Our SAS flight is at 11:00 the next day. Will we get our luggage at JFK or will they be checked all the way to JNB?
You will have to claim your luggage and re-check it in the morning.
G'day,

I am down to fly Aruba-Jfk-Dubai-Perth (AUA-JFK-DXB-PER). My question is on the JFK transit (JetBlue to Emirate) is there a requirement to collect and recheck my bags? I do have a current ESTA so no dramas there..
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations? If it's all the same reservation you don't claim your bags in JFK because you pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Aruba.
Hi Zap,

thanks for the quick response... all one reservation
I'm on a RJ flight from AMM that arrives JFK Terminal 8 at 16:20, and then I'm departing JFK Terminal 5 at 20:30 (4:10 hours layover) on a domestic B6 flight on a separate reservation/ticket. Questions: (1) after immigration/customs at Terminal 8 can I recheck my bag at Terminal 8 for the B6 flight departing Terminal 5, or do I need to bring my luggage to Terminal 5 and check it in there; (2) best way to get from Terminal 8 to Terminal 5 is the AirTrain, correct? Thanks.
Since it's a separate reservation you will have to take your bags with you to Terminal 5 on the AirTrain to re-check them with jetBlue.
My Qatar airways flight gets in at 2:15 pm. Will I have sufficient time to catch a delta flight at 3:55?
Realistically no that is not enough time.
Hi,

My flight with jetblue (terminal 5) to CHARLESTON 1373 has been pushed forward from 4.53 pm -> 3.50 PM.
I am arriving with Delta Airlines from Brussel, KL 6141, (maybe to terminal 4) arrival 1.18 PM

Will 2.5 hours be enough for the transfer ect.?

Thanks!

Per
Yes, that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thanks! They also promissed me to reschedule us without additional costs if we dont make it.