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User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I've never flown into JFK before and I have a question regarding customs/terminals etc. I arrive on an American Eagle flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia at 0725. I'm then departing on a regular AA flight to MIA (and then onto TPA) at 1000.

a) How is JFK customs at that time of the morning?
b) Will I have to change terminals?
c) How difficult will it be changing terminals?

I understand AA just moved into it's new digs @ JFK and wondered if I will encounter any of it.

Thx, JasYHZ.


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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

At American's terminal, it should be very quiet at that time of morning...They have a 777 arriving from GRU and a 767 from EZR both at 6AM and that should be about it.

Eagle arrives at the brand new terminal 9, midfield concourse. Most of AA's Miami flights now leave from Terminal 9...But some do from Terminal 8 as well.

So if you do have to walk over to T8, it is not bad at all..I'm pretty sure the area is covered and not more than 5 minutes.

Most likely though, your flight to MIA will leave from the same concourse where your Eagle flight arrived from.

But chances are you will have enough time to take a trip around JFK on the AirTrain if you want.


User currently offlineAirFranceJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Don't all transborder flights from Canada to the US preclear in Canada?

User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

I thought all flights from Canada were pre-cleared????


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User currently offlineSFOJFK From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

You will arrive at the new T9 midfield concourse. You deplane by stairs to a bus that will drive you over to T8 for immigration and customs.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16878 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Quoting Venezuela747 (Reply 3):
I thought all flights from Canada were pre-cleared????

The only Canadian Cities with pre-clearance are Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and maybe Calgary.



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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Yes, YYC. Also YEG and YWG.

Also, I googled "Halifax preclearance" and found an article from December, 2004 saying that Halifax anticipated having a preclearance facility built in 18 months. So...about June 2006.

[Edited 2005-12-12 22:20:36]

User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting SFOJFK (Reply 4):
You deplane by stairs to a bus that will drive you over to T8 for immigration and customs.

There you go. So you'll probably have to walk back to T9 for your MIA flight. Again, it isn't a bad walk.


User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

yeah, no preclearance yet.....can't wait for that!


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User currently offlineWukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

JFK customs can be a real treat at times.

Personally, I find EWRs customs a tad more pleasant, but it could be the timing.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Terminal 8's customs building isn't going to win any prizes (except in the negative category) for aesthetics, but the lines shouldn't be too long.

-Mir



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