New York Kennedy (JFK) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Our reservations on Air France from Paris to JFK only has 1 hour connection before Delta flight to Detroit. Is that enough timne if we do no t have checked bags?
Realistically no, not really unless the flight from Paris arrives significantly early.
Looking at booking an AirFrance flight to Halifax (YHZ), via JFK. No info on booking about which terminals, but past flights to Halifax seem to leave from T2 or 4, and the AF flights lands at T1? The connection is only two hours, which I'm guessing isn't likely based on other responses on this board. I'm Canadian, though, so US customs/security isn't usually a problem, but my flight originates in Istanbul, so who knows anymore? Thoughts? Thanks!
Air France does not fly from Halifax to JFK. That flight will be on Delta and depart from Terminal 4. Yes, Actual Air France flights from Paris arrive in Terminal 1. 2 hours is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thanks for your response!

That's right, it's in the other direction, and a codeshare with Delta.

Last time I flew via the US to Canada from Istanbul, I was "randomly" selected for advanced security screening (the guy doing it later admitted it was just because my flight originated in Turkey), so wondered if anyone had any similar experiences coming through JFK?

We are US citizens and taking 1 flight from our home in the US to JFK. The Tap flight is to Portugal then Spain. It looks like from their website we need to check in online & be at the gate 30 minutes before take off. Is this correct even if we will be traveling internationally???
That is such a big airport & we want to make sure we have enough time to make the Tap flight!

I don't think we have to go through customs or security at JFK since we are flying in from the US. Correct?

Any tips and information would be appreciated!
I see a cheap flight landing in the same terminal landing 1.5 hours before take off but unsure if that's not enough safety net and others arriving several hours before the international flight in other terminals to be safe.
Correct, there is no US Customs when leaving the US. Security depends on what terminal you are arriving in. Where are you flying into JFK on and on what airline? 1.5 hours in the same terminal with no checked bags would be possible.
do we have to change terminals and go through security check again to catch the international flight
You will arrive in Terminal 2 and depart from Terminal 4 but Delta runs a shuttle between them inside security.
Hi,
I am arriving from DCA to JFK and then have one and a half hours before a flight to Ghana. Everything is booked through Delta. Do I have to go back through security once I land at JFK? Is 90 minutes enough time? Many thanks.
All you have to do in JFK is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the way to Ghana. You have enough time.
Hi,
We're flying from Manchester, UK to Orlando via JFK with AA (both legs). We have a 3 hour stopover at JFK. Will this be enough time, given we'll have to clear immigration and customs? Thanks.
Yes, that is enough time.
Hi I'd like to know if I will have enough time to connect from a flight coming from Istanbul with Turkish Airline at 5:30pm with checked baggage and take my domestic flight with AA to Florida at 7:30pm
Thanks a lot for your help.
Is it all one reservation or two separate reservations?
I'm in a similar situation. I have booked 2 separate reservations and will need to recheck my baggage. Is 3 hrs enough time? Arriving at 530 pm and leaving at 830 pm.
Flying in to terminal 4 and out of terminal 8
Sy, 3 hours is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
My niece is flying into JFK from Florida on jet blue. Then she has over ten hours before her next flight to Isreal. Does she leave security in between ? I'd like to meet her so she doesn't have to wait all day and night alone. Possible?
Yes, she will have to leave security in between anyway to change terminals from Terminal 5 to 4. So yes, you could meet her then.
Thank you!!
I arrive from HKG via LAX into JFK T8 with AA and need to transfer into T4 for Delta flight to Santo Domingo in Dom Rep. Any suggestions for minimum transfer time? I am a UK citizen if that makes a difference at immigration.
There is no US Immigration when leaving the country and you will go through Entry Immigration and Customs in LAX. 3 hours should be sufficient.
We are returning to the U.S. through JFK in July. Flying Delta all the way. We have Global Entry. Our flight from Zurich lands at 1:14 pm and the flight to Tampa leaves at 3 pm. Will we have enough time to clear Immigration and Customs, retrieve our luggage and recheck our luggage, go through security, and I assume by this point, RUN to our gate? JFK is not familiar territory for us. Many thanks!
That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. Global Entry really helps in your case.