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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.


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.


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