JFK Airport Information

JFK Airport Address

John F. Kennedy International Airport

JFK Expy & S Cargo Road (Intersection of two streets)

Jamaica, NY 11430

JFK Airport mailing address

Building 14

Jamaica, NY 11430

John F. Kennedy International Airport is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, southeast of New York City.

IATA code - JFK

ICAO code - KJFK


Operated by - The airport has been operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under a lease with New York City since 1947.


Time Zone - EST (GMT -5)


History - Construction of the airport began in 1942 with modest ambitions. Only 1,000 acres (4 km²) of land on the site of Idlewild golf course were earmarked for use. The golf course provided the airport's original namesake, Idlewild Airport. First commercial flights began on July 1, 1948. The airport was formally dedicated as New York International Airport on July 31, 1948. It was re-dedicated on December 24, 1963 as John F. Kennedy International Airport, following action of the Mayor and Council of the City of New York, and a resolution of the Commissioners of the Port Authority. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, JFK was one of the first airports in the United States to be temporarily closed.

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Hi,Everyone:

I'm not an experienced international traveler. Nevertheless, I'm flying Emirates Airlines from South Africa to Chicago with layovers in Dubai and New York. Upon arriving at JFK, I'll catch a connecting flight with United.

My questions are these:

1. Once I touchdown at JFK, as an American citizen, do I have to clear both Immigration and Customs? Please explain why, and;

2. do I recheck my luggage at the Emirates station or at the United station? Please explain why.

Thanks for the insight.

Chicago

1.Yes you do and everyone has to clear them regardless.
2.United Airlines station.
JFK_Specialist

My elderly mom and I are travelling from to Toronto to India on Tuesday. Our Air India flight has been changed to leave 2 hours sooner than we had scheduled. We arrive AA term 8 at 1:10 and our next flight is in term 4 at 3:10. We used Airmiles for the first leg and a group tour company has booked the second. Is there any wheelchair agency we can hire to help me get my mom to terminal 4? When we had a 4 hour layover we were not worried. NOW - oh no!! Thanks.

No.
JFK_Specialist

I am flying from NYC to FLORIDA next week. I do not have a STATE ID or a PASSPORT. Can I use my social security card and a NJ Essex County resident ID? My resident ID includes my photo, name, Date of birth, gender and expiration date. Would those two items be valid?

Gidday I will be arriving on BA Flight at 1100am terminal 7 and need to catch an internal flight to Sarasota on Jetblue departing 2.50pm terminal 5. Will I have enough time to clear customs etc we have bags to check. Any help would be appreciated. Which train to catch to go from Terminal 7 to 5
Cheers steve

Yes you will clear those. Take it on track 2. It takes about 2 minutes.
JFK_Specialist

flying in terminal 7 on ba arriving 14.45 from london catching flight to norfolk va at 17.00hrs terminal 8-9 is that enough time.

Yes.
JFK_Specialist

I will be arriving United States from Italy tomorrow I'll be travelling on Alitalia and will be landing at 1,55 PM and have a American Airlines flight to D.C. at 4,55
Do I have to clear Immigration before catching a Flight to Washington ?
If Yes, then will that be fair amount of time to clear immigration and other formalities at the Airport and catch a flight or does it requires more time?

Yes you have to clear immigration and it may take you up to one hour.
JFK_Specialist

Girlfriend enroute from BOS to JFK now on AA to continue to Peru...Arriving at T8 Gate 42 she was told she had to re check to take LAN 531 to Peru. Where should she go ? All the way back to entry, recheck, redo security or is there another way to stay "in" the post security / arrival area?? Thx

Hi-
I'm arriving into JFK from Port Au Prince on Delta at 6:27pm and connecting to JetBlue at 8:29pm. It's not ideal but the only connection that doesn't force me to overnight. Do you think I can make it?

Yes.
JFK_Specialist

Hello Sir/Madam,

I will be arriving United States from India on Fiancé Visa (K-1 Visa) in the last week of May. I'll be travelling on British Airways and will be landing at Terminal 7 at 12:35 PM and have a American Airlines flight to San Francisco from Terminal 8 at 15:30.

Do I have to clear Immigration before catching a Flight to San Francisco ?

If Yes, then will that be fair amount of time to clear immigration and other formalities at the Airport and catch a flight from Terminal 8 or does it requires more time?

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