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We're arriving at JFK terminal 7 (BA) from LHR, connecting to AA at terminal 8. I assume we do immigration and customs at terminal 7 then hand our bags back there, before getting the airtrain round to terminal 8 and going back through security there? We have 2 hours 50 so should be plenty of time?

Also I assume Airtrain runs in terminal order, ie we have one stop from 7 to 8, or does it run the other way and we'll have a trip around the airport?

Would terminal 7 to 8 be walkable and if so, would we need to go through security.
Yes, you have the procedure correct. You have enough time. The AirTrain runs both ways. You have to go through security in T8 regardless.
My husband and I will be flying from Denver to JFK and taking a connecting flight to Barcelona - both legs on Delta. Our layover is 2.5 hours. Is this enough time to make the connection? Do we have to collect our bags and recheck them? Thank you!
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, nothing with your bags. If you arrive in Terminal 2, Delta runs a shuttle inside security to Terminal 4 where you depart.
On 19AUG our JFK - LON Virgin VS5403 flight departs 22:30 (operated by Delta). I need to book separately our internal flight from SLC - JFK. They have two flights arrive JFK 15:03 (too early!) or 20:26. Will we have enough time if we arrive JFK 20:26? Do we need to collect our baggage and clear customs whilst transit?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. the 20:26 arrival is enough time, especially if you can get your bags checked through to London. Note however, that the schedule will almost definitely change between now and August.
I've already booked my LON-JFK flight with Virgin. How do I get my bags checked through direct to LON from SLC when I book the SLC-JFK leg? Also I'm concerned you say it's likely the schedule will change between now and August... how does this work if I book now (to secure price and availability - 4 travellers) and the scheduled is changed such that I'll miss my JFK-LON connection!
If the schedule is changed so much you would miss your connection, you are entitled to a refund on the SLC-JFK flight and will have to find a different way to JFK and book it. If you show your second Delta confirmation to London to the Delta check-in agent in Salt Lake City, they should be able to check your bags through to London.
We decided to change our return leg and fly direct SLC - LON so less hassle with connections and we also saved some money!

Many thanks for your help.
I am flying from El Salvador to JFK, it supposed to arrive at 9 pm but most of the times the flight is delayed AV 570 and have the other to Taipei at 00:20, in the case is delay one hour my first flight, do I have enough time to make the connection?
Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?
It's the same reservation, with vayama
Is one reservation
Then that should be enough time. Yes, you would probably still make it even if the first flight was delayed an hour.
Thanks for your answer, also I want to know, Do I need to clear immigration and customs and then recheck my baggages?
Yes, you do.
We are arriving into JFK terminal 8 from Edinburgh on American Airlines at 12:45pm then flying to Nashville from the same terminal at 14.55pm. Second flight American Airlines operated be Envoy Air as American Eagle. Will this be enough time? Tickets under the one booking. Will we need to collect our bags in JFK or will they go straight through to Nashville?
Yes, that is enough time. Yes, you 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.
Thank you very much for your prompt response much appreciated.
British Citizen on Flight from Rochester NY to LHR via JFK and Amsterdam. There is only a 1 hr time between flight arriving at JFK and flight departing JFK for Amsterdam. Is this enough time to get through security checks and make my connecting flight? Its the same terminal and I have a checked bag. Airline is KLM partnered with Delta? Would appreciate a response. Thanks
There are no security checks since both flights are in Terminal 4. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Thank you very much for the information.
Hello! I have an international flight from TPE to JFK arriving at 7:15pm terminal 4. Im looking at a flight that leaves JFK to BOS at 9:20pm terminal 8. From what Ive been told, I have to claim my bags and recheck it before my second flight. Is this too much of a time crunch?
-Concerned flyer
Yes, I don't think that's possible. Just spend the night in New York and fly or take the train to Boston the next day.
My son is arriving on El Al flight 7 at 3:15pm in terminal 4. Can he make a 5:25pm flight from terminal 8?
With checked bags I don't think that would be possible.
I am taking Delta from Nashville to Paris with a layover/connection at JFK on Monday. I arrive in terminal 4 and depart from terminal 1. My connection time is only 1:15. It's all Delta so I don't need to recheck bags or anything. Will this be enough time? Do i have to go through security again?
If you depart from Terminal 1 that means the second flight is on Air France. Yes, you will have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 1 and go through security. You have enough time if the flight from Nashville is on-time.
Alright, thank you! Yes I checked and the second leg is Air France. If I checked a bag would I have to get it and recheck it at terminal 1 or would Delta take care of all that? I assume I should attempt to just carry-on if possible.
You won't have to do anything with your bags in JFK on your way to Paris.
Hi guys.
We arrive at Terminal 5 from Orlando and 1hour and 32mins later our flight to Dubai is due to take off from Terminal 4.
Are we going to have enough time?
I can't find any info on transfers at all so far.
That will be difficult. Even if both flights are on the same reservation you still have to take the AirTrain to T4 and go through security.