Terminal 8


Airlines that operate from JFK Airport Terminal 8

Airlines Phone Numbers IATA Code
Air Berlin (866) 266-5588 AB
American (800) 433-7300 AA
American Eagle (800) 433-7300 AA
Finnair (800) 950-5000 AY
Lan Chile (866) 435-9526 LA
Lan Ecuador (866) 435-9526 XL
Lan Peru (866) 435-9526 LP
Qatar Airways (877) 777-2827 QR
Royal Jordanian (212) 949-0050 RJ
TAM (888) 235-9826 JJ
US Airways (800) 428-4322 US



You will be arriving at Terminal 3. Follow the signs to the Airtrain platform(it is a long walk up the ramp)and take ANY Airtrain on ANY track to Terminal 8.
Three hours layover time is more than enough.

If we arrive after midnight can we just wait airside for our 6am flight
Or does the terminal close?

I know the euro cafe is open all the time so I assume we're allowed to wait. Thanks,


Yes, you are allowed to wait inside.

They kicked us out. We were sitting quietly (not lying down -- that's against the rules) watching the CNN monitor when a TSA agent said we had to leave. They also kicked out 4 young girls who were waiting by another gate.

First they said it was so they could clean.

Then by the security checkpoint when I asked why the 24 hour restaurant was open 24 hours if we had to leave they said it was a "security issue." Lame.

So we rode the airtrain until 3:30am.

I don't mind leaving if they truly have set hours; but this was just silly.


I'm not sure if this can be answered here, but I will ask anyways and cross my fingers. I will be flying to mexico from terminal 8 this tuesday on air mexicana. I know on my way there I will go through immigration and customs when I land in cancun. When I come back to the united states I leave from cancun airport and switch planes in mexico city (air mexicana the whole way)and then from mexico city back to JFK (still air mexicana). My qustion is (if anyone can answer it) is if I have to re-check luggage in mexico city (to go through customs/immigration there) or will i go through customs/immigration in cancun and my luggage will be transferred to my plane automatically in mexico city. I know i have to go through customs/immigration when i land in JFK also. I'm only asking about the customs/immigration when leaving mexico. Thanks again!

When leaving Mexico you do not clear customs nor immigration(you will do it at JFK upon entering USA).
I will assume that your bags will be transferred automatically(checked through from CUN to JFK). You don't have to pick them up at Mexico City . But again, this is my assumption - double check with folks at Mexicana Air.

Hello, I am coming in from London on an AA flight at 2:40 PM, and have a connecting flight to San Diego on AA at 4:00 PM. I am unfamiliar with JFK airport, so I was wondering if the 1 hr and 20 min will be enough time to catch my connecting flight. Are there any tips that could help me ensure that I catch my outgoing flight?

You should be fine with that time frame. You are flying both flights on the same airline which means you don't have to change terminals at JFK. After you pass customs just go up on the third floor , go through security and look for the gate for San Diego flight.


What is a convenient place to wait for arriving passengers in terminal 8?


First floor: on the right side(as you enter the building) - international arrivals; on the left side - domestic.

I land from Italy at JFK at 1:40 pm and my next flight is to Chicago at 3:05 pm . Is that enough time to clear customs? What happens with my bag? Do I have to recheck it? Thanks.

You have just enough time. You have to pick up your bag before you go through US customs. Then re-check it either at connecting flights counter for the airline that flew your in from Italy or take it with you and re-check it in at the counter for the airline that will fly you over to Chicago.

I'm planning a trip from Toronto to Helsinki through JFK. From Finnair.ca, the AA eagle arrives at T8 at 16:30 and Finn Air leaves for Helsinki at 17:40. Although I'll clear customs at Pearson airport, is the 1 hour 10 minutes transfer time enough?

Thank you for your help

You should be fine as long as your Canada flight comes on time.

I am scheduled to travel in AI-140 which is flying from JFK to Mumbai India.My question is will it take air route on Europe or its a different route? Can you please clarify?

Thanks in advance.


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