Bus at JFK to connect T5 and T8

Old Sep 29, 2021, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by ESpen36
It can be two separate itineraries, as long as you have the onward B6 boarding pass in hand when you show up to board the shuttle bus. If you don't have a same-day B6 boarding pass, you will need to go landside, ride the AirTrain to Terminal 5, check in, get a boarding pass, and clear security there.
So that brings up another question - If I am landside, and have a B6 flight, can I enter through terminal 8 and then take the shuttle? T8 has precheck, t5 precheck closes at 5pm, so after that you have to use the normal security line. Would this be a way to bypass that?
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Old Sep 29, 2021, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Cloudship
So that brings up another question - If I am landside, and have a B6 flight, can I enter through terminal 8 and then take the shuttle? T8 has precheck, t5 precheck closes at 5pm, so after that you have to use the normal security line. Would this be a way to bypass that?
Yes. You should be able to clear security in ANY terminal at the airport, as long as you have a same-day departing boarding pass. TSA doesn't care which airline you are flying, as long as your boarding pass is valid.

Now, you might have to make your case to the line-minder contract agents (who work on behalf of the airlines or terminal management, not TSA). They will probably try to say "Sir/Ma'am, you're in the wrong terminal for your flight," but if you politely explain that you KNOW that, and are just clearing security to visit a lounge, dine, or shop, they should let you through. TSA doesn't care, since everyone is screened to the same standards regardless of which airline you are flying.
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 3:10 am
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Just wanted to check in and ask is the shuttle still running and it certainly is a quicker way to get from B6 to AA ? The walk alone in T8 to Air Tran is a joke...

Landing on B6 and need to get to AA so I might actually be able to use this. I had wanted to try it over summer when landing at T8 and headed to TWA but was advised w/ out an onward B6 BP I likely wouldnt be let on teh shuttle.

Where in T5 do I pick up the shuttle at? And once let off the shuttle at T8 how far from FL will I be?

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Old Apr 13, 2022, 6:59 am
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Yes I saw it running when I was there a few weeks back. Indeed the person sitting next to me was flying LAX-JFK-SYR with the latter flight being an AA code share on JB. The shuttle departs somewhere near gate 45 at JFK which is near the Admirals Club.
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 7:53 am
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It was running as of this weekend, although I have not taken it myself.

The boarding point is in the connector between the two concourses. If you are coming from the far concourse, walk the tunnel to the terminal side concourse. After you get off the escalator coming back up, a little ways up is a podium where you need to show your boarding pass. It seems like they get a little group together and escort them down via an elevator to the lower level to pick up the bus.
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000
Just wanted to check in and ask is the shuttle still running and it certainly is a quicker way to get from B6 to AA ? The walk alone in T8 to Air Tran is a joke...
What's the problem with it? Seems well-marked and relatively short to me...
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 11:56 am
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What's the problem with it? Seems well-marked and relatively short to me...
Only if you miss the first two signs which direct you around the circuitous route inside the terminal. If you head outside first and then look for the signs, yes it is straightforward and easy.
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by LINDEGR
What's the problem with it? Seems well-marked and relatively short to me...
The walk to Air Train? Feels crazy long. If you're coming from the higher number T8 gates like where you have to go down the escalator then up and then all the way to the right to get landside. Then all the way back left to elevators. If I recall then up and a long walk, more escalators, another elevator too maybe? Thought it was really long. Whereas from TWA/T5 felt quicker.
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Cloudship
Only if you miss the first two signs which direct you around the circuitous route inside the terminal. If you head outside first and then look for the signs, yes it is straightforward and easy.
Sounds like maybe I missed the signs you are referring to in order to get out of T8 quicker? At any rate, for this weekend I should avoid Air Tran if landing at T5 w/ an onward BP on AA at T8 right?
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Cloudship
It was running as of this weekend, although I have not taken it myself.

The boarding point is in the connector between the two concourses. If you are coming from the far concourse, walk the tunnel to the terminal side concourse. After you get off the escalator coming back up, a little ways up is a podium where you need to show your boarding pass. It seems like they get a little group together and escort them down via an elevator to the lower level to pick up the bus.
Wait so its located close to FL then like if ur coming up the escalator from the "tunnel" then FL is like 2 o clock. So this is a bit to the left by the big window area?

Poster above had said by gate 45 so i am a bit confused

Although actually I need to pick it up at B6 and come to AA so do you or anyone happen to know where in T5 the pick up is?
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000
Wait so its located close to FL then like if ur coming up the escalator from the "tunnel" then FL is like 2 o clock. So this is a bit to the left by the big window area?
Yes, that is correct. The bus station at T8 to ride over to JetBlue is located next to Hudson News, across from the elevators to the Flagship Lounge. There is a podium with agents who will verify that you have an onward connection on B6 and then allow you to proceed down the elevator to the airside bus.
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by ESpen36
Yes, that is correct. The bus station at T8 to ride over to JetBlue is located next to Hudson News, across from the elevators to the Flagship Lounge. There is a podium with agents who will verify that you have an onward connection on B6 and then allow you to proceed down the elevator to the airside bus.
OK very cool. I'll actually be coming the way though so where do I pick it up at T5? Do you happen to know the gate it is by? Nice that I will come out at T8 so close to FL though when I arrive at 8.
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000
Sounds like maybe I missed the signs you are referring to in order to get out of T8 quicker? At any rate, for this weekend I should avoid Air Tran if landing at T5 w/ an onward BP on AA at T8 right?
I am assuming you mean Air Train, and not the defunct airline.

You still have to walk all the way top the baggage claim area. But, instead of following the signs which point you to the elevators, just walk straight out to the curb. There's a crossing there, and across from you is the Air Train station, with an elevator right up to the loading platform. Obviously not a great choice when it's freezing out and snowing or raining, but when the weather is OK it is quicker.
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Old Apr 13, 2022, 9:20 pm
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The bus in T5 is on the NW wing. Not quite at the very end but close to it.
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Old Apr 14, 2022, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by Cloudship
I am assuming you mean Air Train, and not the defunct airline.

You still have to walk all the way top the baggage claim area. But, instead of following the signs which point you to the elevators, just walk straight out to the curb. There's a crossing there, and across from you is the Air Train station, with an elevator right up to the loading platform. Obviously not a great choice when it's freezing out and snowing or raining, but when the weather is OK it is quicker.
Good to know, thank you. I still think its an insane walk although actually the worst walk was inside T4. I have never seen a terminal in the US so long and the walk from the gate to finally get out was insane. The Air Train itself didnt feel as far once entering into landside area but just to get out at JFK T4 was insane. Felt almost Heahrow ish in walk time.
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