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90 Mins Connection Time Ok For JFK?  
User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2719 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

A friend of mine just asked me about flights he's planning.
They would involve connecting through JFK.
His planned routing is: CHS-JFK-AMS-GLA

CHS-JFK is with Delta
JFK-AMS-GLA with KLM

The JFK-AMS flight leaves 90 mins after scheduled arrival from CHS.

Will 90 mins be enough time?

Also, as Delta and KLM are in Skyteam, does that mean they'll be looked after in the case of missing the connection due to delays on the CHS-JFK leg?


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

It shouldn't be an issue. Is it all issued on the same ticket? If so, DL will look after them.


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User currently offlinerahulrahul From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

If it is a domestic arrival (which it is), then there is no problem.


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User currently offlinee38 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

A 90 minute connection at JFK can be tight; however, in this case, I think it will be OK for the following reason:

Generally, Delta Connection flights arriving at JFK will park at Terminal 2, Gates 22, 23, 24, or 25. As I recall, there is a connecting bus that departs from Terminal 2, Gate 19 and goes to Terminal 4, Gate B-23, so in this case your friend will not have to clear Security again and KLM flights from JFK depart from the B Concourse of Terminal 4.

If you get a chance, go to the Delta website, www.delta.com, click on Terminal maps--JFK--for a pictoral depiction of my explanation.

Should be OK.

e38


User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

The biggest question is

Quoting FI642 (Reply 1):
Is it all issued on the same ticket? If so, DL will look after them.

If it's not, your friend might want to look for a longer layover if he's got any luggage, as he'd be close to the cutoff point by the time the luggage comes out. Sometimes the 1st leg check-in agent will be able to through check the luggage even if it's on a separate ticket, but I wouldn't rely on it (and I'm not sure how likely this would be between two airlines).



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User currently onlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2719 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

Excellent, thanks for the feedback folks.

They will be booking the entire itinerary directly from the DL website.
They will do so with confidence now  



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