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



A Yes.
B By an air train.
C It takes about 5 minutes.

We are planning a flight from LAX via JFK to HEL for my daughter. She will fly from Los Angeles at 8.11. AA34 16:30. The flight to Helsinki is 17:45 AY6. Only one hour and fifteen minutes to change. Is it enough?
She hasn't fly a lot and never alone, pour english though she is 20 years. Do you know if there is Finnairs personnel to get help.

They should be able to help. It is enough time as long as her first flight is on time.


I'm traveling with American Airlines from Brussels to JFK and JFK to LAX. I'm arriving and departing at terminal 8. Since both my flights are with American Airlines, is it necessary that I check my baggage, or can I go straight to my departing gate when I arrive at JFK?

You still need to clear Customs and then recheck your bags for second flight.

Hello. I am flying from Paris to RDU on one ticket with a stop in JFK via American Airlines. I only have 1h20 to make the change. I'm knowI have to pick up my leggage before clearing customs. Is there a quick drop off on the other side of customs at terminal 8 for my connecting flight. Or do I have to exit and re-enter. Do I have to clear security again?

Only at T8 departures desk.


My family will be arriving in JFK via BA at 10:30 pm from London. Their final destination is SFO and they are ticketed all the way to SFO. They have a 12 hour layover before their domestic flight on AA to SFO. They have reserved a hotel room near the airport prior to their flight to SFO.

Would they need to clear customs at JFK and then recheck in bags at the AA counter for their flight to SFO? Or could they checkin their bags all the way to SFO and avoid lugging them to the hotel for a few hours?

If they have to claim baggage and clear customs at JFK is there a possibility to check their bags into their AA flight prior to leaving the airport for the hotel?

Can you advise on the best option so they can travel conveniently?

Thank you for your assistance.

Does terminal 8 have a pre-security area to hangout with family before going through checkpoints like terminal 4? Thanks in advance!



I will take American Eagle from DCA to JFK, and connect to TAIPEI by Delta Airline, would you kindly tell me how to go through this two terminals? thank you.

My relative is flying BOM-BRU-JFK-DCA on 12th Aug. Ticket is showing terminal 8 for arrival and departure of 9w226/AA3823. Which gate he will arrive in JFK and which gate to depart? secondly, whether he will have to pickup the luggage and check in again in AA3823? Thirdly, he will carry 69 kgs (student visa) plus cabin baggage from Bombay....does he have to pay extra baggage at JFK for AA3823 ? Immigration will be done at JFK? Please reply urgently...thanks a lot..

By an air train.

My friend will be arriving with American Airlines at JFK earlier than me with LAN. Are the two of them, arriving at the same terminal ? What could be the best meeting point ?


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