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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.


There may be showers in some of the airlines private clubs. If you are a member to an airline's lounge at JFK, you might be able to shower there.

air traffic was noisy and overcrowred waiting long hours
i am upset i live in chatsworth ca im from elsalvador and my mom an elderly the give us a hardtime beacuse of our language barriers and treat us like pigs
jose victor ponce

Question here, My in-laws are coming in from Germany next month. They do not speak a word of English. I wanted to know how and where, if at all possible, can my husband get a security clearance to meet them at the gate once the plane has landed? They have to go through customs and my Mother in law is a diabetic and Security might question her medication as well as my Father in laws Medication for his breathing problems. Thank you very much.

I've been trying to faind same answer all over the internrt, please let me know if you heard anything about designated area to meet arriving passengers from other countries, thanks,Vikky

How long does it take to clear customs from and internation American flight with no luggage? Also, what is the best and fastest way to get from JFK to LGA. Thanks.

Hi! We arrive at terminal 1 from Athens.
How much time do we have to calculate , to collect luggage, go through visa/security and then check in again at terminal 5/6 to catch a flight with Jetblue to Boston?

You had better allow for up to three hours. You probably can do it in two hours, but one never knows how long the lines is at customs, then you have to wait for luggage and clear customs, and then recheck your bags and then take the shuttle train over to terminal 5/6. You should be safe with 2-3 hours.

We are thinking of flying into JFK from Zurich with a 2 hour overlay - we will arrive at terminal 4 & then have to go to terminal 8 & fly to RDU.
We are not certain if we have to claim our bags & go through customs, as this is an overseas flight.
Do you know if we would need to claim the bags or will they go straight through to our final destination?
Is 2 hours enough time to get from terminal 4 to 8 go through security, as well?

Thank you

How much will it cost me getting a taxi from JFK airport to teaneck,NJ??

This is the worst website I have ever seen. Can't find any information on the location of the Customs department. I'm will be coming into JFK from Venice on Delta and want advance info as to how to get through customs and where it is located. I only have an hour and 15 minute layover and want to get through customs and onto my next flight without wasting time trying to figure out where to go and what to do. I see a lot of questions on this site, but very few answers. Any help out there???????

if we could arrive to terminal 3 with flight DL210 Delta airlines from punta cana at 17.55 and we could departure at 20.45 to Zurich with flight LX015, we have a enough time to do all the operation?

Is there a USO in JFK Airport. If so please provide with location and phone number if possible.
Thanks you very much.

I know this is way after your inquiry, but for future searchers, here is the info I found at the USO site:

USO JFK Airport Center

Delta Flight Center (International Terminal)
Phone: 718/656-4616
Fax 718-995-7018
Heidi Riedner, Manager

Thank you for your service!!

I accidently left my passport at home and need to have it shipped overnight to me so I can make my flight to the dominican republic. Is there anyway I can have it shipped to somewhere in the airport so that I can just pick it up a few hours before my flight?

What time does JFK airport terminal 1 open in the morning? I believe I got there at 5am last trip and they didnt open until 6am - are there regular hours?


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