Ghsweusa From Sweden, joined Jul 2003, 79 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
Im looking at flying BA to JFK and continuing with Jetblue. What is the shortest time I should have between arriving and departure of my next flight.
I would be arriving around noon.
I will most likely don't have any checked luggage.
Thanks in advance.
MNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
i would say give yourself plenty of time. If you dont have a Green card there will be long lines for pictures and finger printing. i would say it takes about a good 1hour depending on howmany other BA/UA int. flight are arriving to clear cuztoms and immigration. then about 1.5 hours befor you chech in for jetblue. to be on the safe side go with 3 hours(weather delays, NYC winter) but if you want to risk it 2 hours my cut it
Richardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3732 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2360 times:
Consider a connecting flight on HP with a BA flight number, they share the same terminal at JFK, otherwise allow plenty of time and book your seat on BA nearest the exit door, run to get to the front of the immigation queue so you get through at a reasonable time.
Another thought is fly on BA to a BA gateway nearest your destination and make the last part of the journey by car, and on the return journey fly on B6 and BA via JFK, there are no immigartion queues when leaving the US.
Richardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3732 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2256 times:
IMHO 3 hours isn't long enough.
There at least 3 significant risks.
The first is that your BA plane might be delayed arriving at JFK, this could be 1 hour, 2 hours, half an hour, who knows?
The second is you may be delayed at immigration, more likely if it is a BA B744, and thirdly if you miss your B6 flight it will cost $$$$ to get another.
Seriously consider buying a through ticket and having a B6 experience on your return journey.
I connected at JFK on AA in November, the experience was so bad that I have decided not to do it again, with or without checked luggage.
Pmg1704 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
2 hours is fine especially w/out luggage. BA terminal is physically next to JetBlue. I would forget the train and walk if it's nice. It'll take 5-10 minutes once you leave customs, faster than the Airtrain. I've done it before.
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4137 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
Make sure you take the intraterminal AirTrain while connecting from BA (T7) to B6 (T6). This train car goes in a clockwise direction, opposite to the other trains. It could mean the difference between a 30 second train ride and a 5-8 minute ride.
Give it at least 3 hours. Keep in mind that you'd have to collect your bags upon leaving BA and then go check in at JetBlue. Time time time! Enjoy your trip!