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 am arriving AA from Canada at JFK Terminal 8 at 1:10 PM. I only have carry-on bags, no check-in bags. I need to connect flight at Terminal 4 Air India at 3 PM.

(a) Since this is a transit situation just for connecting flights between 2 terminals, do I have to go through security and custom immigration again at Terminal 4 ?

(b) Since I have carry-on bags, how much time is needed to go from Terminal 8 to Terminal 4, if I have to clear custom & immigation, and security again ?

(c) Is there usually a long line for custom & security clearance at Terminal 4 ?

Thank you !

Look at my previous message.

Hi, I will arrive to Terminal 8 with AA flight (from Italy) at 13.40 pm. and my connecting flight for Los Angeles leaves from the same Terminal 8 at 15.35 pm.

Can I help myself to save time by having luggage so I shouldn't wait for it and then check-in? Or it doesn't take much time usually?

Thank you in advance!

I am flying from Italy, to Bermuda via JFK (both on American), and have a tight connection. If I'm not staying on American soil, do I still go through immigration? Thanks.

Yes you do.


I travel next month AA from UK to JFK then on to San Juan also on AA. I understand we have to go through passport control and immigration but do we need to collect our luggage. I was told by our travel agent that our luggage would automatically be transferred between planes and straight to our ship in San Juan, which I can't bring myself to beleive.

I will be arriving on Finnair at termainl 8 and making a connection to American leaving 75 minutes later to San Diego. Will I be going through passport and customs control in terminal 8? Will I have time to retrieve luggage, go through customs, recheck luggage and make my connection? Will I have to go through security again or can I go directly to my boarding gate? Thanks

Yes and Yes and No.

Hi! Could you advise me the best way to meet with my mum in JFK. She will arrive from Amsterdam at 2:40 (terminal 4) and I will arrive from SFO at 3:30 (terminal 8). Where would you recomend us to meet? Thank you in advance!

Terminal 4 arrivals hall.

HELLO! I will be arriving in LAN from Santiago-Chile on a Saturday at 7.30AM. will I have enough time to go through customs/security/immgration and take a Jet Blue Flight (no idea at what terminal) that departs at 9AM?

It is very tight but possible if your first flight from Chile is on time.

We are flying into JFK on BA from LHR, connecting to a AA flight to Tampa. Two questions; 1. Do we have to collect our luggage at JFK to re-check them for AA flight? 2. What is the best way to transfer to AA terminal from T7? Thanks

Yes all international flights must clear customs with the first US port of entry which means you must pick up your luggage. Afterwards the airline will reconnect your bags if you have 90 minutes between flights. Follow the signs for the airtrain, once on, 1 stop over to Terminal 8 which is American Airlines.

I am picking up a passenger that will be arriving from RIO. Flight AA974 It appears they will be arriving at Terminal 8. Since they will not have a cellphone that is operational in US; I wanted to check and see where the best place to arrange to meet would be? I am not from the NY area so any additional help you could provide such as where I should park, how to get to the location, and how much time to allow would also be appreciated.


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