JFK Airport Information

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.



May 15th I left a laptop by check in
Gray sony vaio fez 240e in black cover with label sony

I have booked a shuttle service on the website: www.goairlinknyc.com, to pick me up at JFK airport early in the morning on 4th may. I have arrived at JFK terminal number 4 at the wright time, 3.30 am and, as accorded, I wait until 4.20 in front of the terminal exit, but no shuttle came to pick me. So I came inside the terminal and ask at welcome reception desk about a phone to call. The receptionists just show me the phone and told me to dial 18, as I did. Then, a person answered the phone and said that in 30 or 35 minutes he would pick me, and ask me to stay INSIDE THE TERMINAL waiting. He also said that he would call me by name.

I JUST SET NEAR THE TELEPHONE AND WAIT UNTIL 5AM, AND NOBODY CAME. So I call 18 again and the answer was: the shuttle had been there, but I wasn't there! Then, it was a "no show ticket". I said that IT WASN'T TRUE, SINCE I WAS SITTING THERE ALL THE TIME, BUT NOBODY CALLED ME. The attendant said that if i wanted to be picked up I HAD TO PAY AGAIN!

I argue that it was no fare, since nobody came inside the terminal calling me. At this time I asked the receptionist if she had heard anybody asking for me, and she said: NOBODY CAME HERE ASK FOR ANYBODY! She also oriented me to ask for a supervisor on the phone, but the attendant said there was no supervisor at that moment, that I should send an email, AND PAY AGAIN FOR THE SERVICE.

SINCE I REFUSED TO PAY AIRLINK AGAIN, I DECIDED TO ORDER ANOTHER SHUTTLE SERVICE. After hours waiting on the airport, tired and scared, I order another shuttle service, paying another charged ticket to take me home. Happily, it was a very efficient service, and i finally got home safe.




Ana Andrade

Hi, I flew from Boston to JFK yesterday Jan 16 and went on to Shanghai and then Changsha, China. My bags were not on either flight to China and we are thinking they are still at JFK. I need that bag but cannot access American airlines as I am in China. Would you please route this to American Airlines for me and hope they can send it to Changsha for me on one of their next flights.
American Boston to JFK Jan 16 Flight 84
China Eastern JFK to Shanghai Flight 588
Shanghai to Changsha Flight 5341
Thanks for your help Pam

Hello - I am picking someone up at Terminal 4 via South African airlines. Do they get their bags and then go through customs? Should I meet them in arrivals or should I try to meet them in the baggage area? Thank you.

hi im coming from england uk to new york but im landing at jfk airport and i need to get to otisville ny for as cheap but save as possible im coming on my own so i just want to get there as quick as possible

Hi, are there facilities to get money via Western Union in Terminal 4? I am landing from DEL 7:25am and will leave for POS 5:40pm, both Terminal 4 this 13th. My cousin from Atlanta is wiring me some money.
Thanx a ton

I have a flight next saturday with Air Canada tot Toronto.. From which terminal does Air Canada depart? I can not find this information on the website of JFK.

Please I am in the same boat with a box coming from Kabul what have found out

My boyfriend is been in the service 22 years he will be coming home soon. He send 2 boxed from KABUL the boxed when to the UK and now there are in NY JFK airport. They said the boxed need 2 yellow tags. Plus 7,800 dollars why so much money. He is military he serve are country wy have to paid all that money. What I should do to get the boxes. Need plam B, Please help me. He still in Africa in service.

hello, I am expecting my puppy to arrive tomorrow from oaklahoma and was curious as to where I am supposed to pick her up and/or who I need to contact to find this information out?

Important thing!
I will arrive at Kennedy's Airport in 19th of
June 2013 at 8pm. Can I found place for sleep there? (airline lounges, hotel) How much would it cost?

Thank you very much.

Recently to China's flight?


I have a question about my shipment delivery. My shipment will be recieved to JFK airport on Friday 12/21/12 at 7:30am by Emirate airway.

I want to know when I can deliver my shipment as soon as possible.

Thank you,

arrive DAL 3313 from BUF at 7:30am
depart DAL 719 to MBJ at 8:45am.

do I have enough time?
I think I arrive at T3
Where do I depart from?

Arriving Aer Lingus Beleive Term4
Another arrival coming via a different terminal Please advise which is the best spot to meet.

My family is flying with out two dogs from Tanzania relocating back to CO with US passports. We plan to spend the night in NYC before proceding to CO the next evening. I understand that there is a kennel in the airport where I can leave my dogs overnight. What is the procedure for clearing the dogs through customs and getting them to the kennel? Are there also places to store excess baggage overnight at the airport?

I have a plain from JFK to Europe by Turkish airlines from terminal 1. I am wondering to know if there is any possibility to recover my taxes at the terminal 1 and where exactly? This is enough to have just the invoice? Thank you.

A friend of mineis arriving from Rome on 12th oct. at 1.55 pm with Alitalia flight, I'm arriving from Los Angeles with either Delta or American Airlines (leaving between 6.30 and 7 am). We want to meet and take the shuttle to Manhattan/Grand Central togheter. What would you please suggest we should do? thank you and best regards. G.

my daughter will be arriving on an aer lingus flight from ireland arriving at jfk terminal 4 at 620. I would like to book her on a flight leaving jfk at 830 on american airlines (I believe it is terminal 8. Will 2 hours be enough time for delays, customs, and baggage. And if so, how does she get from one terminal to the other.

If she departs from Shannon she will pre-clear US Customs there, if not then two hours is mimimum to allow for customs and terminal transfer. From T4 go to 3rd floor and take AirTrain on track 1 to T8.

i'll arrive on 3.oct at 3:15pm from cairo to jfk and i'll reserve delta at 6:25pm from jfk to msy on 3.oct.can time be enough to make check customer and go to boarding

Can I get a tax refund at the JFK airport?
And if yes where can I do it?

Hi there,

I was hoping you could advise on the following matter:

I'll be arriving on a QR flight from Doha at 1500. I was hoping to hop on an AA flight to Boston at 1640. Considering that both flights are in T8, would you reckon 1 hour 40 minutes be sufficient for me?

Thank you.

I have to pick up my wife from the airport this week. She is traveling from Kilaminjaro to JFK by way of Amsterdam. She is scheduled to arrive in the late afternoon. How long should it take her to clear customs?

I am arriving JFK from Instabul, Turkey at 3.45 pm on 17th Sept. and would like to take a bus to Boston, how long does it take to clear customs and get a bus or train to Boston?

Allow at least one hour for customs clearance. Take ground transportation (bus or subway) to Penn Station and take either Amtrak train or Megabus to Boston. Bus is cheaper than train, bus is located a block from Penn Station on 9th Ave.

can someone answer this:
am i able to see central park when i am in flight from heathrow to jfk?

I have a 2hrs 20mins layover to transfer from an AA flight from Toronto to JFK arriving terminal 8 and need to get to terminal 3 to catch the SAA flight to South Africa. No checkin baggage. Is 2.20 hours sufficent to transfer from terminal 8 to 3?

we're a party of 4 flying to Las Vegas.

will be arriving at JFK with LY 1 flight from Israel on August 3rd.

would like to know whether we'll be needing to claim and move our luggage upon arriving at JFK to the LAS connection flight - or is the luggage automaticaly moved there?


Jacklyne Noemi Amit.

I was wondering if you guys had the office number for Egypt Air in terminal 4. Not the general phone number, they weren't much help.

I am flying from Washington (DCA) to Johannesburg (JNB) by way of New York (JFK). I purchased two separate tickets, one on American for my DCA-JFK leg, and a second on South African Airways for my JFK-JNB leg. The DCA-JFK flight arrives 3+ hours before the JFK-JNB flight departs.

When I check-in at DCA, is it possible to check-in for my JFK-JNB flight as well and receive both tickets and have my bags checked all the way through? Or will I need to claim my bags at JFK, and check in again at JFK for my JNB flight?

My main concern is that the tickets are on separate airlines (SAA is a Star Alliance/United partner, not AA partner). Do they have interlining agreements for ticketing and baggage?

You will most likely pick up your luggage and check it in into Johannesburg.

I will be arriving at JFK Terminal 8 on 10/14/2012 from BCN @ 12:50pm. Will I have time to clear customs and catch 2:55 connection to MCO? Both flights are on American Airlines. Am I correct in assuming I must clear customs and have luggage checked at JFK rather than
having it checked through to MCO?


I am taking a domestic flight that departs at 6:10 am in the morning. What time should I arrive? Last year I took a similar flight and arrived at 4:30 am. The Terminal was not open until 5:00 a.m. and I had to stand outside.

Its better to be early than to be late. I would show up 2 hours before your flight.

i need to take metro north to beacon whats the quickest way to get to grand central or can i get a bus to beacon from jfk t4 i'll arrive on a monday night

I will go the terminal 3 and I need to catch the plane to Salt Lake City at what gate should I go ...?

I will be coming into JFK from Europe on Lufthansa @ 4 PM and need to fly to SFO- how much time should I allow between flights?

About 2 hours.

Iwill arrive to JFK arport, terminal 4 at 5:30 am then catch another flight, terminal 7 at 8 am

is there enough time? or I'm going to miss my second flight?

note that the first flight is internal from LA to NY using Virgin America airline and my second flight is international from NY to London through British Airways

How can I go to the Rent a car offices(National) with my dog and the Box


understand ur worries. Been there, done that! U will need to find a clerk to help you with the travel box. Disassemble it for the taxi. Grab a taxi with the box, luggage and ur dog to get to National. Or store ur box and return for it later.
All the best, good luck and safe travels!!

I will plan to use 3 Terminal. so, Is there a Louis Vuitton duty-free shop in 3 Terminal?

Could you please tell me:
- Terminal number for an Airfrance flight coming from Malaga.
- Terminal number for an United flight to San Francisco.
Thank you.

1 and 8.

First time in JFK. I am arriving from Málaga at 12:45 pm and taking my flight to San Francisco at 14:37 pm. Tickets have been bought separately. - Will I have time enough to take the domestic flight? - And what are the steps I will have to take?. Fe: I don't know if I have to go through customs /inmigration twice, if the distance is long between terminals, etc. Advice about this will be most appreciated.


I have a friend who is coming over from Australia, and landing in terminal 7. I will be landing a few hours earlier from Germany in Terminal 1.

So, I have 2 questions:
1) My friend has a stopover at LAX on her way... so will she have to go through customs in NY? I had assumed no, but terminal 7 appears to only be an international terminal.

2) Is there a good, very clear meeting point in terminal 7 where I can tell her to meet me? We won't have working cell phones, so I need something that is easy and unmissable.



2. Meet her at Subway Restaurant at T7.

Hi, I will be arriving at approx 3pm on Aer Lingus from Ireland (clearing US customs in Shannon)to terminal 8. How long should I give myself to get bags and check in for internal flight to Las vegas? Thank you.


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