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Hey, I am arriving on Etihad airways at JFK Terminal 4 at 9:30am and am planning to catch delta flight to Vegas at 11am, do you think I will have enough time as I will have to re-checkin my luggage. Thanks
That should be just enough time. You save a considerable amount of time as you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Abu Dhabi.
Thank you so much.
I am arriving via Delta at 1130p in terminal 2 then catch an international china southern air flight in terminal 4. It departs at 140 am. Is that enough time? Do I need to recheck in my bags? I bought the tickets separately. What's the quickest way of getting to T4 from T2?
Show your China Southern confirmation to the Delta agent in your origin city. Hopefully since they are Skyteam partners they can check your bags through to China Southern. Otherwise, you'll have to claim your bags in T2, take the AirTrain to T4, re-check your bags with China Southern and go through security. You should have enough time.
Thanks for the information.
I booked a flight MPX-MIA, stop 2 hrs at JFK.. both flights - international and domestic- are with AA. Do I have to wait for my luggages and then check them in again? What about me? Do I have to clear customers and do the check in again? Both arrival and departure are on T8.
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. You should have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thanks a lpt!
I would like to book a Delta flight flying in from Boston which arrives at 8:25 to terminal 4. I have already booked a flight to Peru on Avianca also in Terminal 4 departing at 10:25 am. We do not have checked bags. Would that be enough time? Thank you.
Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Thank you for the response. I forgot to ask - do we have to go through security a second time? I thought if we were in the airport terminal we wouldn't have to but I wanted to check. Thanks again.
my client is handicapped and needs wheelchair assistance how can she get between the 2 terminals the easiest way?
The wheelchair assistance person will take her on the AirTrain.
Need to collect luggage, change terminals and recheck bag...can this be done in 2.5 hours??? Trying to catch the last flight home.
Is your flight into T7 International? If so it will be very hard. What airline are you flying into T7?
it was international, and i did make it, though there was running involved. customs was much quicker entering the us than i remember, thanks to the faster us/cdn/nexus line.
Our Finnair flight arrives at 3:50 pm and the American Airlines connection flight to Orlando departures at 6 pm, both to/from terminal 8. We'll be having checked bags with us and the flights are on the same reservation. Will there be enough time? We have been to JFK several times but this is the first time with such a short time between the flights. Is there a separate security check or do we have to stand in the same line as everyone else departing from terminal 8? I'm really nervous about the two hours layover but it's either that or 12 hours in Chicago.
That should be enough time. I believe you stand in the regular security line in Terminal 8.
I arrive in on Aer Lingus at 6:45PM from Dublin and leave from Delta at 8:40PM. Will I make it?
Is it two separate reservations? Do you have checked bags?
There is only one person flying and there is 1 checked bag. The Aer Lingua and Delta were booked separately. Prescreening will be done in Dublin.
Then the bag will have to be transferred by yourself between terminals. You have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'm not sure how rechecking a bag on a different airline works at JFK. I will be arriving on AA from Madrid at 12:55pm, and trying to make a connection on Delta to Pittsburgh at 3:20pm. Will it be possible to get through customs and check the bag with Delta, or is there not enough time to check in for the second flight and get back through security?
It will be hard but it's not impossible. You will have to take your bag with you to Terminal 4 on the AirTrain to re-check it with Delta.

I'm flying from CLT to JFK via American Airlines and is said to arrive at 10:15pm at terminal 8. Then I'll have to catch a China Airlines flight at 1:35am at terminal 4, will I have enough time to pick up my checked luggage, head to terminal 4, re-check baggage, go through security check, and eventually catching my 1:35am flight? Is JFK busy at that time of the day?

Thank you so much for your help.
Yes, that should be enough time. No, JFK is not busy late in the evening.