Is 2 hours enough between connecting flights at JFK?

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Is 2 hours enough between connecting flights at JFK?

You should aim for 3 hours minimum. Immigration is hit-or-miss. I have gone through JFK immigration within 20 minutes, while the next day, my friend spent about one hour coming in at the exact same time on the same flight. I travel with only carryon luggage so I never have to wait for it to get through customs.

Do I need to go through security for a connecting flight at JFK?

For journeys between terminals, it’s free. To make your connection, follow signs for AirTrain. You will need to reclear TSA security once you arrive in your departure terminal.

How long of a layover do you need for an international flight at JFK?

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At a minimum, I’d say you should plan for one hour for domestic layovers and two hours for international layovers. But this is not a hard, fast rule! If you have to go through security again on a domestic layover, you might need more time.

Is a 35 minute layover too short?

The recommended layover time for international flights is generally longer, as you will have to go through customs and immigration before boarding your next flight. In most cases, a 30-minute layover for domestic flights and an hour for international flights is considered a minimum, or short, layover.

Is a 46 minute layover too short?

Give yourself a fighting chance As a rule of thumb, on domestic routes, you need a minimum of 45 minutes between flights. That’s because you don’t have to go through security, customs, and immigration.

What terminal is customs at JFK?

JetBlue Terminal 5 Customs and Border Area at JFK Airport in New York City – T5i.

Is a 4 hour layover enough time to leave the airport?

On a domestic flight you are limited to a 4 hour connection which does not leave much time to leave the airport for sightseeing. If you are connecting from an international flight to a domestic flight then a layover is defined by the airlines as no more than 23 hours and providing ample to time for sightseeing.

Can I make a 35 minute layover?

Thirty-five minutes is a very brief connection time. Boarding for most flights can be 45-60 mins in advance and the 35 mins you have is wheels down and not necessarily the time inside the terminal. Don’t even think about Duty-Free when you have a 35 minute connection.

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