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



I don't think you will be able to make AA flight. Even they check your bags all the way through BOS. You have to pick then up anyway at JFK in order to go through customs. The whole process in immigration and customs may take up to one hour. Then you have to re-check you bags. Since the flight is very big expect lines everywhere on your way. Transferring from terminal 7 to T8 will take you no more than 15 min.

I'm arriving at terminal 8 from Las Vegas with AA at 16:00h connecting with an international flight operated by Iberia with codeshare AA(madrid) at 18:00h. terminal 7.
I don´t know If I have to pick up my baggage to terminal 7, and if I have to recheck-in
Is it enough time?
Thank you

Call AA or ask at check-in in Las Vegas if they will check your bags through to Madrid since they are codeshare with Iberia. If so they should also be able to give you your Iberia boarding pass so when you arrive at T8 you just have to the Airtrain one stop to T7, go through security and not have to worry about re-checking bags. If AA cannot do this you will need to claim your bags at T8 and go to T7 to re-check.

What is the process for getting to our next flight? We're coming into JFK from Europe (are US Citizens) and then going on a domestic flight home.

Do we need to gather our luggage from our international AA flight, then go through immigration, then check in our luggage again at the AA counter for the AA domestic flight?

If so, how long does this usually take on a Weds. afternoon around 2-3pm?

Thanks for the help!

Thank you so much for answering my questions!

You will go through immigration, pick up your bags, go through customs and then re-check your bags at AA connecting flights counter for your domestic flight.
After that just go to the third floor of Terminal 8 , go through security and look for the gate for your flight.
It takes somewhere between 30 -50 min.

I arrive on terminal 3.After 8 hours I depart from terminal 8. Tell me pls. is US Visa nessesary for me?

You have to tell us what nationality are you, where are you coming from and where are you departing to out of JFK.

how can I go to terminal 8 from terminal 7, and how long it will take ?

Airtrain on track 2; get off next stop ; 1 min free ride.

I am arriving terminal 8 at 15:50. Do I have time to clear customs and re-check luggage for domestic flight to New York at 17:00 - at the same terminal?

Kind of tight - don't forget you will be clearing security as well.

Hi, I'm arriving on Jet Airlines (terminal 8)and I will need to transfer to American Airlines also in terminal 8. I was wondering how the baggage will be handled? My tickets are to Chicago.

Since you are arriving international you have to pick up your bags in order to go through US customs. Then recheck them in at AA connecting flights counter(located right after customs).

Is their a way to request a passenger cart to pick up passengers from arrival gate to baggage claim?


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