New York Kennedy (JFK) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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On a Saturday flying into JFK on Jet Blue flight landing at 10:52pm to then fly out with China Airways at 1:35am. We have checked luggage. Are we going to make it?
There is no such airline as "China Airways". Are you flying China Airlines or Air China? Are your flights on one reservation or two separate reservations?
It's China Airlines and it's two separate reservations, i.e. the Jet Blue leg and the China Airlines leg are two separate reservations. We are doing this is June incidentally.
That should be enough time. Since it's two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags from JetBlue in T5 and take them to Terminal 4 with you on the AirTrain to re-check with China Airlines.
I'd be arriving at JFK on Delta flight DL1 at 1330 and departing on Delta flight DL4136 from JFK at 1455 meaning I have 1hr 25mins to make the connection. Is this enough time? Would I have to clear customs and would I have to re-check my bag back in? I believe both flights are from terminal 4?
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 and to your departure gate. 85 minutes is really pushing it and is far less than I recommend.
Thanks Zap, the Delta helpdesk are telling me that they would handle the bags being transferred between flights and that I'd just have to get myself through customs. Is this incorrect?
Yes and no, YOU have to claim the bags to bring them through customs, but you can drop them off right after, so technically, THEY are actually transferring them between flights by way of you at the International baggage claim.
I have a similar issue flying Heathrow to Chicago via JFK with 95 min connection time. How did your connection work out?
I plan to arrive in JFK at 12:50 with flight SN501 from BRU and then connect flight DL to DCA at 15:00. They are two separate tickets. Would that leave enough time to clear customs and make the next flight? I have Global entry and have carry-on only.
With global entry and only carry-ons, that should be enough time. Check in for your flight to DCA online before leaving Brussels.
Hi, planning to arrive in JFK at 13:30 with flight DL419 from MXP and then board flight DL429 to SDQ at 15:00. Would that leave enough time to clear customs and make the next flight? Will I need to pick up luggage and recheck them in like in MIA or is there a transfer service and checked luggage goes through? Thank You for your help.
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, and go through security. You have just enough time if your flight from Milan is on-time.
In august we're flying from Manchester UK (Delta) into JFK Terminal 4. We have booked a separate ongoing flight (AA) from JFK TO CHARLOTTE NC. We had allowed 5 hours between the 2 separate flights to clear immigration, collect checked luggage, change from Terminal 4 to Terminal 8 and check in for our 2nd separate flight to Charlotte. The flights have been changed, and now we only have 2 hours. Will that be enough time. We're worried that we'll have to pay to change our 2nd flight to Charlotte, through no fault of our own, because the 2 flights were booked separately.
No, 2 hours is not enough time. Reject the schedule change on the flight that changed and get a refund or alternate routing.