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AA Guide: JFK / New York J F Kennedy International Airport - MCT, Connection, etc

AA Guide: JFK / New York J F Kennedy International Airport - MCT, Connection, etc

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Link to JFK / New York airport website

Link to aa.com JFK / New York airport page

Link to downloadable FAA JFK airport schematic.

Link to JFK AirTrain page (free interterminal and to connecting rail transport)

JFK Airport Map


American Airlines Terminal 8 Map

American Airlines use Terminal 8 at JFK, and host Finnair, LATAM Brasil, LATAM Chile, LATAM Peru, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and Royal Jordanian Airlines. Partner Alaska Airlines will relocate to Terminal 7 in October 2017.

Other oneworld and partner airlines use the following:
  • T-1: Japan Airlines
  • T-4: Etihad A380
  • T-5: Aer Lingus and Hawaiian Airlines
  • T-7: British Airways, Open Skies, Iberia
  • T-8: see above
Interterminal transport from / to Terminal 8 is landside via the AirTrain; walking between terminals is not advisable.

Check-in times as of March 2016 Link

In most locations, you must be checked in:

At least 45 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights within the United States

At least 60 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights to or from airports outside of the United States


If you’re beginning travel from any of the airports below, the check-in time is longer:

Departing from: Check-in must be completed by:
(minutes before scheduled departure time)
  • Caracas, Venezuela (CCS) 90 minutes
  • Dublin, Ireland (DUB) 75 minutes
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) 75 minutes
  • Maracaibo, Venezuela (MAR) 90 minutes
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT) 90 minutes
Ticket counters
Main Terminal 8
Daily: 3:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Peculiarities: JFK is a congested airport that can be affected by winter storms or very heavy air traffic, with congested air space including EWR, JFK, LGA. Knock-on effects during lengthy IROPS can manifest themselves systemwide. Terminals transfers are almost entirely landside, using the free airport "AirTrain" trains.

Lounges in T-8 (see Lounge Dashboard for links):
  • Admirals Club (2 - past security near B-12, and across from C-42
  • Flagship Lounge: access within B-12 Club
  • Flagship First Dining: access within B-12 Club
AA Minimum Connecting Times (MCT) at JFK

Originally Posted by jerry a. laska View Post
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.comMinimum Connect Times:
...
STANDARD.D/D...D/I...I/D...I/I.
ONLINE 1.00 1.15 1.45 2.00
OFFLINE 1.00 1.15 1.45 2.00
** OR * ARE ALL
AA-BA DI SUP FLT 7295 - 7437 - FLT 1500 - 1640 LAX - ALL
AA-BA DI .40 ALL - FLT 1500 - 1640
AA-BA DI .40 ALL - FLT 6000 - 6099
AA-BA DI SUP CANADA - CANADA
AA-** DI SUP FLT 1 - 9099 - ALL ALL - CUBA
AA-** DI 1.15 FLT 7840 - 7859 - ALL
AA-** DI SUP CANADA - CANADA
AA-** DI 2.00 TRM 8 - 7
Baggage Storage at JFK
Storage available by Arrivals in Terminals 1, 4, 8. See website for prices, locations, and times.


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Old Jun 23, 18, 2:47 pm
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Old Jul 29, 18, 3:50 am
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I'm flying LAX-JFK in first arriving at 0700, followed by a 12 hour layover, and then BA to LHR that evening.

I'm heading into NYC for the day, but would like to have a shower/ freshen up before doing so. Is it possible to get access to a lounge in T8 to do so?

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Old Jul 29, 18, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by Gastrocnemius View Post
I'm flying LAX-JFK in first arriving at 0700, followed by a 12 hour layover, and then BA to LHR that evening.

I'm heading into NYC for the day, but would like to have a shower/ freshen up before doing so. Is it possible to get access to a lounge in T8 to do so?

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Yes. When you land at JFK, head straight to the lounge before exiting the secure area, where you will have full lounge privileges.
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Old Jul 29, 18, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by Blumie View Post
Yes. When you land at JFK, head straight to the lounge before exiting the secure area, where you will have full lounge privileges.
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Old Aug 3, 18, 7:12 pm
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I'm leaving out of T7 but want to use the Flagship lounge in T8. How much time should I buffer to get from the FL in T8 to T7 for boarding? Also, I won't be able to use my TSA pre-check because I'll be flying J on QR. It's a 10:40am flight.

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Old Aug 3, 18, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by PandaSoPink View Post
I'm leaving out of T7 but want to use the Flagship lounge in T8. How much time should I buffer to get from the FL in T8 to T7 for boarding? Also, I won't be able to use my TSA pre-check because I'll be flying J on QR. It's a 10am flight.

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Unless you're otherwise arriving into T8 on another flight, clearing security twice and having to change terminals just to use the FL before a morning flight seems like a terrible waste of time. The FL isn't that much nicer that I'd arrive at JFK earlier in the morning for, especially if I was departing from another terminal..
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Old Aug 3, 18, 8:50 pm
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Can anyone confirm whether there are showers in the newly (2017) renovated Admirals Club in JFK Terminal 8, Concourse B? AA's website shows showers only in Concourse C Admirals Club, but maybe that hasn't been updated, as varying reports online indicate showers in the "new" Concourse B Admirals Club. Please note, this question specifically refers to Admirals Club only, not Flagship. EDIT: Admirals Club answered the question, saying there are now showers in both.

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Old Aug 9, 18, 6:05 pm
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey View Post
Unless you're otherwise arriving into T8 on another flight, clearing security twice and having to change terminals just to use the FL before a morning flight seems like a terrible waste of time. The FL isn't that much nicer that I'd arrive at JFK earlier in the morning for, especially if I was departing from another terminal..
Apologies if this has already been answered: implicit in this post is that one can access T8 with a BP to a different terminal. Is that confirmed to be the case?

Flying out of JFK with JL (T1) in the early afternoon, but will be at JFK well before LH lounge (JL's partner in T1) opens. So I was hoping to pass that time in the FL - will TSA let me into T8, and AA into the FL (am OW Emerald) despite having a BP for T1?

(Not enough time / will be too tired to do anything other than veg out at the airport.)
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Old Aug 9, 18, 8:51 pm
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Yes, there is no TSA rule preventing you from accessing a different terminal to the one you are departing. You can access T8 with a same day boarding pass from JFK. The people in the AA lounge may be confused by your presence though!
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Old Aug 10, 18, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
Yes, there is no TSA rule preventing you from accessing a different terminal to the one you are departing. You can access T8 with a same day boarding pass from JFK. The people in the AA lounge may be confused by your presence though!
Many thanks! As long as they're confused, but then let me in, I'm fine...
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Old Aug 20, 18, 11:02 pm
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Schedule change and now- One hour connection time Domestic to Intl all on AA Metal. 7:30 A.M Arr 8:30 A.M Dep on a Sat. Impossible or normal or somewhere in between?
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Old Aug 21, 18, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by joecool1885 View Post
Schedule change and now- One hour connection time Domestic to Intl all on AA Metal. 7:30 A.M Arr 8:30 A.M Dep on a Sat. Impossible or normal or somewhere in between?
If your inbound flight is on time, this is an easy connection.
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Originally Posted by joecool1885 View Post
Schedule change and now- One hour connection time Domestic to Intl all on AA Metal. 7:30 A.M Arr 8:30 A.M Dep on a Sat. Impossible or normal or somewhere in between?
Originally Posted by Blumie View Post

If your inbound flight is on time, this is an easy connection.
As Blumie stated, on time, this is easy. Even furthest gate to furthest gate - with an on-time arrival and a minor bit of hustle - is 15 minutes. On a Sat am that early, outside wx/mech, I would believe the flight is on time / early the vast majority of the time.
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Old Sep 6, 18, 3:16 am
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JFK International Arrival > International connection procedure.

Can anyone talk me though the international arrival>international connection procedure for AA at JKF. I assume it will be very obvious (signage etc.) but it's always useful to have an understanding in advance. I will arriving from Rio in the morning and flying to London later that day. The ticket was bought as a connection so I hope that I can get the bags tagged to LHR when I check in at GIG. (is that how it works?). Even so, I know that I have to collect my bags in JFK but it's the part about collecting and then re-checking that I am interested to learn. Where and how is this done?. After re-checking my bags, I hope to run into Manhattan for the intervening time. On arrival back at JFK, I will be hand bags only. Thanks for your consideration of this question.
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Old Sep 6, 18, 3:39 am
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You just follow the process as a normal arriving passenger until right after customs where there is a recheck area for already tagged bags
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