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



As I got off the plane I started coughing. The Delta flight attendant from my flight offered my a water to have with me as we waited for our next flight. After we passed through customs, needing for some reason to pass though metal detectors again, they made me dispose of the water. We were then hearded like animals up an escalator, lucky us it was working, then we turn the corner, this one is not working, not only is it not working but it appears to have been out of service for many monthes if not over a year, the dirt had accumulated in the grooves of the escalator there were dust bunnies and lint balls everywhere. We preceded to our terminal and on the way I came down with a bout of coughing my throat was locking up I could not breath without coughing. I needed water. $4.00 for a little tiny bottle. This however was not the problem the problem was the dirt, I only have hayfever allergies not extreme allergy, but the dust in the airport made me sick, sweaty and embarresed. This is a very serious problem, an airport employee threaten not to let me get on my flight if I didn't stop coughing, he said other passengers may be concerned I have a virus. I refused to stay in the airport another minute than I had to. After boarding the plane my coughing subsided but didn't stop, as soon as they closed the cabin doors I could finally breath again. You might not think airplane air is good, but after experiencing what I did at JFK I was greatful for the Dry, but clean airplane air. I forgot to mention the lady recollecting our baggage after customs cursed at me, she actually said G*d [email protected], because I placed my bag in the yellow lines where she pointed, she wanted it outside the line, this I did but she yelled the curse at me anyhow. Whats the yellow box painted on the floor for anyway?

This is the WORST airport terminal I have ever been to. It was much unorganized with people just standing everywhere. The TSA reps taking bags to run thru the check were VERY RUDE and told us to just leave our bags and get out of the way..... Well now I have been home for three days and I still do not have my bags!! I would highly recommend staying with your bags if you must fly out of this airport. But I would even more strongly recommend using another airport. My vacation has been completely ruined dealing with this. I will NEVER fly thru JFK again.


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