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



J'atteris à 15 h 35 à New York et reprends un avion pour miami le lendemain à 5 h 55, est-il possible de passer la nuit dans l'aeroport ?

Merci de vos réponses.

i lost my eye glasses in a Grey case on the fligth
AA100 from New York to London in the seat row 24.
fligth date was August 30th 2014

please contact me at E-Mail when the eyewear are founded

We think we left our red Fuji camera in the seat pocket on flight AA 2262 from Miami international which left at 6:50pm. If anyone has found please contact me on candice203@hotmail.com as it has our honeymoon pictures on it and we would love to get it back. Thanks

I am coming to USA for the first time. I will arrive to JFK airport, terminal 8, at 3 PM. Then I should recheck in terminal 8. the next flight is 4:40.
Do I have adequate time to switch the flight?

hi guys,
ive lost my headphones on terminal 8, flight 1048 from MIA. 27/03/2014 arrived at between 6-7pm. beats headphones in black travel bag

US Airlines check-in desk reps today informed me that passengers are permitted to enter same day as the flight. Because me and three other passengers did not make their stated gate time, they moved our ticket to the next available flight which is a next day 630am departure and told to be in by 5am.
However when I asked the security attendant, she and her manager, Pauline Herman, head of terminal 8 security, informed me I was not permitted to enter until 3 hrs prior to flight departure. When asked if this was written for customers to see I was told no and then she walked away from me. I had to ask her for her name.
If JFK and the airline companies want to stay in business in this troubled econonmy, its customers ought to be treated professionally, knowledgeably and respectably by well trained managers and business representatives.
I was not provided with a hotel option nor voucher just "this is all we can do..."
I guess my wife and two young kids will be worried that daddy is ok.
I do expect JFK and US Airlines operate by a higher standard so they don't lose more business.

Hello. I am flying home from Buenos Aires and arrive at JFK at 6:35 am. My flight home in the U.S. leaves at 3. Can I check my bag after picking it up at customs so I can go to a meeting in the city? Thanks

I will be arriving at JFK T8 next Thursday lunchtime from LHR, and have a 2 hour window until my connecting flight leaves for Costa Rica also from T8. Both flights on American Airlines. I realise I have to go through immigration, collect bags and check in again. Will I have enough time? Any tips on how to do this quickly and easily?

Hi there, I read your comments and Im little worried now. I arrive at JFK at 8pm in terminal 8 with AA and I have only 1h20min to catch my flight to Rio (also AA, terminal 8). Can somebody calm me down and say its possible to make it?

I am due to arrive at JFK at 10.00pm on Friday night and have a connecting flight to Miami at 5.45am on Saturday morning. Both flight are American Airlines so likely to be terminal 8. Would prefer to just hang around the airport. What is it like for staying overnight at the terminal. Are there likely to be any eateries/shops open all night? Would it be better to wait at another terminal instead of 8?



I am Revanth, travelling from India to Montreal. I am arriving JFK at terminal 4, do i need a transit visa to fly Montreal. If yes, How can I get the transit visa.? My lay hour is 5 hours in JFK airport.

Hi, I am travelling from Heathrow to toronto Via JFK..I have a student visa in Canada and my transit time is 2 hrs. I need to change aircraft frm american airnlines to american eagle airlines. Do i need a transit C-1 Visa?

why the hell don't you just fly to Toronto

my parents are arriving from delta and taking qatar to doha tomorrow. they have a transit of 8 hrs. can i enter the security to meet them? how can i arrange this?

You can do two things;
First: Talk to the ailines desk and see how you could get a visitor pass. It is very hard to get one, but no imposible, ask to seak to a supervisor. The other option is to get a cheap ticket, probablt $50 bucks to get aboarding pass and get in. that will be the more secure option.
Good luck

Hello, what's a minimum time to change from domestic to international flight by AA at JFK? I have a stopover with Delta at DCA with just a bit motre than 30 minutes to change, assuming no delays. If there's a delay, next Delta plane to JFK is too late for connecting but separately bought AA ticket to Europe (Vienna via Heathrow with an hour or so at Heathrow), so i'm thinking about extending the AA flight to DCA. I have two options: one giving me half an hour extra and 4 at JFK or later which is the exact opposite with an hour at JFK, including possible delay and customs. Which is more feasible to pull off?

hello. i am arriving to jfk airport at terminal 2 with QR 701 at 14.15.this is first port of entry to us. i have another connecting flight to Norfolk from terminal 8 at 17.00. is it enough time to get through immigration and custom. which way i have to take to go terminal 8. please reply. this is my first time to us.

Hello, our flight from LAX: DL 206 arrived in NY JFK and we would like to know if we get our flight to Germany Düsseldorf AB 7451?? Is it possible in this time?
Thx for your answer or infos!

Hi, I have a fly into T8 arriving at 7:25am on 8/23, I have to collect my luggage, then I have another flight on T7 at 11:15am. Is that enough time FROM AA T8, collect my luggage and recheck on United Airlines T7?

Dear Sirs,

I will arrive at JFK the 2 august at 1.35 PM from Milan and I have to take the flight to Miami at 3.05 PM.
1 hour and half to change.
Is it enought? All with American Airlines


my mom is coming from AIR India to JFK terminal 4 at 7:25 AM. She has connecting flight to boston with AA at 12:45 PM. After claiming bags at terminal 4, would she have to carry bags to terminal 8 on airtrain to checkin or can she checkin at terminal 4 ?

Hi, I am flying from HYD-LHR (with AA codeshare BA), LHR-JFK-ANU with AmericanAirlines.
On arrival at JFK terminal 8, do i need to recheck-in my baggage and clear customs for my onward flight to Antigua? I have an 11 hour layover. Do let me know. Thanks

My father will be flying on 29 May from Norfolk, VA on American Airlines flight 4324 arriving at JFK terminal 8 at 4:20 pm. He has a connecting flight with Air Berlin (AB 7249) leaving the same day to Berlin at 5:30 pm. Will he have enough time to make his connecting flight if the AA flight arrives on time?

I am arriving from London at 7:55 PM and I am leaving for Argentina at 10:15 PM both with American Airlines, is this enough time for the transfer? Thanks for any help


On Saturday I will arrive in JFK Terminal 8 at 1pm. I will have 1.50 hours for changing to an internal flight to Miami also on terminal 8.
I am aware that I have to clear the customs and check in again.
Question: Is there a way or tip of how not to queue for too long. Is there some transit lane or someone who could guide us through quicker ? Also is there a tip for checking in again. Some luggage drop counter ?
Thank you for the support. AA changed my flight resulting in this very short transit time.

I´ll fly with AA from Miami to JFK, my friend will arrive same day from Guayaquil to JFK on Lan, almost at the same time.
We want to meet at the airport.
1. Could you tell me which terminal is for each flight (AA/LAN) I belive that both flights arrives al terminal 8.
2. Are there two arrivals at terminal 8, one for national flights and another for internacional flights?
3. Which one could be a good point to meet with my friend?

my wife and our dog is coming from Helsinki to JFK next Friday. They have 4,5 hours changing time for the next flight to LAX with AA. So arrival and departure is in Terminal 8. As the change time is over 4 hours, she will request our dog to be brought to the desk there (which should be possible in JFK) to be able to go to the pet area in Terminal 8 before the flight to Los Angeles.

My questions are:
- is it so that the baggage customs has to be cleared first (before taking our dog out temporarely)
- what kind of process it is to get the baggage to the next flight? I was told from Finnair that the baggage line and customs line should be pretty close each other (just put the baggage from one line to another). Is it so?
- could you give more detailed information where is the desk she can get our dog and then return it back for the flight to LAX?

I am traveling from Chennai, India to Newyork, USA - having connecting flight at JFK.
BA36 to BA113.
Ive Collected the boarding pass, and how to find out GATE no of BA113 at JFK?

when you get off the plane the counter rep will tell you; it will also be on monitors--read them carefully

hi i have a american airline flight from san francisco to jfk! and then from jfk i have connecting flight with american airlines and to the antigua and my time between is 40 mins, will i be able to make it to my next flight?

does anyone know whether I have to clear security and come back in again when changing from an international arrival to a national departure at terminal 8?

Yes you do.

When changing from an incoming international flight to an outgoing internal flight at Terminal 8 does the change happen within the terminal, or do i have to go out through security and back in again?

I'm changing at terminal 8 from a flight from London to a flight to Puerto Rico.

I take it the latter flight is considered "internal"? And do I need to come out through security and go back in again?

Please it is very urgent to recover it.
It is a Blackberry model curve with a picture with grapes as screensaver.
My brother lost it in a transfer flight in Terminal 8- JFK (America Airlines).
If you find it call me at 707 334 1722.

Many many thanks!

I lost a black Matt and Nat brand wallet at JFK Terminal 8, I think near the Air Berlin Gate. I was leaving NYC for Berlin, Germany. What should I do to find it? Is there a specific number to call or place to go when I arrive back in the United States?

I have bought tickets for my daughter from Helsinki to Los Angeles on 25th october. The flight is Finnairs flight from Helsinki to JFK at 15:50 and American Airlines at 19:15 to Los Angeles.
WE are looking carefully the route and what to do on JFK, so I would like to know which is the gate where Finnair usually arrives and the AA to Los Angeles leaves?
We have also got two different information how to operate with luggages on JFK. Does the luggages go straight to Los Angeles from Helsinki or does she have to move them by herselves to Los Angeles plane on JFK?

Hi, my parents are flying from BOS to CCS via MIA on American (AA-685 09/29/2012) but this flight was suddenly diverted to JFK. Is there any way to get in touch with them or with the gate's operator in order to get more info?
Hermes Garban

I arrive JFK T4 from Dubai and will connect directly to AA flight to Toronto at T8. I am not entering the USA as such, will be carrying only handbags and will most likely be prechecked with a boarding pass for the AA flight. Do I still need to clear US Immigration as I am really transiting to another country. If I must clear immigration, is there a fast track for international to international flights. I hold a Canadian passport.
Thanks for all the suggestions and advise on this.

You must clear US customs at JFK even though you are just transiting through as the US is your first point of entry. No fast track options. After you clear customs go to 3rd floor and take AirTrain on track 1 to T8, clear security and proceed to gate.

Thanks - what time should I set aside for the immigration process and getting thru security at T8.

Customs is always a crapshoot depending on time of day and passenger volume; could take 15 minutes or an hour and 15 minutes! I'd allow at least two hours for customs, transit between terminals and T8 security. Allowing a little more time couldn't hurt!

Thanks - I arrive at 2:15 pm in the afternoon at T4 and have a window of 45 minutes for the first connecting flight at T8 or the next 6 hours later. I guess irrespective of how quick customs maybe at 2:15 in the afternoon the safe shot is the later flight - in which case does American / American Eagle provide lounge services at T8?

T8 has an Admirals Club in both the domestic and international areas, if you have proper access.

I was wondering if someone could give me information on the following: I am arriving at JFK at 5:10pm and have a connecting flight at 8:20pm to Toronto but the flight to YYZ is standby, so my baggage probably won't be checked through. Will I have enough time to get my luggage and catch my connecting flight? (arrival and departure will be at Terminal 8) Furthermore I would like to know if I will need the ESTA? $14.- p.person sounds a lot if I just have to collect my luggage. :(

can i walk from terminal 8 to 9 ? and how long is the distance? thank you

There's no terminal 9 at JFK. Take AirTrain to travel between terminals.

I will arrive from Europe to the terminal 8 (Finnair, Helsinki) and my domestic connection flight (AA, San Francisco) will departure from the same terminal 2h 15min later. Is that enough? What is the minimum connection time inside the terminal 8? I'm EU citizen.

Thank you!


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