There are 8 operating airline terminals At JFK Airport, Terminals 1 to 8. Terminals are located around the central terminal area (CTA). The terminals and parking lots in the central terminal area are divided into five areas.

Telephone numbers:

Police/Emergency Services
(718) 244-4333

Lost and Found
(718) 244-4225
(718) 244-4226

Medical Services
(718) 656-5344
Building 198

Airport Information
(718) 244-4444



I am planning to visit US this coming June. my concern is the procedure of transit between international to domestic flight.
Do I need to go to immigration & custom to re-check in my baggage ? my flight will be from heathrow to JFK to Orlando.
also the transfer from T7 to T8.

You will clear immigration and customs first then you will recheck your bags through Customs. From T7 take any train on track 2 to terminal 8.


I'm arriving tomorrow around 1 pm from Pittsburgh in Terminal 8 (American Eagle) to catch a connecting flight to Zurich at 5.40 pm (AA) also in Terminal 8. I would like to spend the long waiting time with shopping in Terminal 4. Would it be possible to check in my suitcase and leave terminal 8 or do stay there as soon as I'm checking in?

Thanks for your help.


I am arriving from Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific and connecting on AA to Toronto. Do I need to collect my bags, clear Immigration/customs before connecting to my flight to Canada?


Hi, I need your kindly help.
I will arrive JKF by CA981 from Beijing. And transfer to Boston by DL3059 on 8th May. Which terminal could I check-in by DL3059? I found DL3059 is a code share with OH.
It’s also a problem when I leave US. I will depart from Boston to JFK by DL2855, and back to Beijing by CA982.
Thanks a log

We are arriving on virgin from Heathrow on Wednesday 2nd May 12.20pm & have then got to transfer to terminal 5 for a Jet blue flight to Ft Myers. Are there easy directions to term 5 & will our luggage have been transferred or do we have to go through immigration as our flight is at 2.30pm & worried about the time!

You have nothing to worry about you have enough time. From T4 take any train on track 2 to T5. Your luggage should be clipped to final destination but keep in mind you will pick it up and clear it through Customs at JFK.

I am flying on Jet Blue from DC. arrives Terimal 5, am I able to go to the United Red Carprt Lounge in Terimal 7 for I have a 31/2 hour layover


I have a JetBlue flight coming in what I assume will be Terminal 5, and an American Flight leaving (I assume) Terminal 8 one hour later. What is the quickest way for me to switch terminals?

By an air train on track 2 from T5 to T8.

I will be ariving from Las Vegas at 16:30 hours by AA and my wife will be arriving by Qatar Airways at 15:00 hours. I want her to wait at the international arrivals. What can be the best land mark for her to wait and how do I reach there from my terminal ?Walk or Air train.

Terminal 8 arrivals hall. Both airlines use the same terminal so walking would be good.


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