Superhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 3855 times:
The only way you can transfer from T1 to T3 is by Airtrain on the land-side. I am not aware of anything that can take you from T1 to T3 on the air-side.
If you are arriving into T1 from an international flight, you have to clear immigration and customs first. I believe you also have to collect all your bagges first, then transfer to T3 and recheck them. Hence, you still need to transfer land-side.
SA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3123 posts, RR: 26 Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 3821 times:
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Ok, first of all you will be arriving at T3 (Delta) and departing from T1 (AM). When you check-in for your Delta flight, try to get your baggage tagged to MEX and not just JFK. Although Delta may not be able to print a boarding pass for your AM flight, at least your luggage will be tagged to your final destination, MEX.
That shaves off time already. If your luggage is tagged to MEX, pass USA Immigration and pick up your luggage in the baggage claims area of Terminal 3. Pass customs and drop your bags in the dedicated baggage recheck area, to your right, when you have passed customs but before you enter the arrivals hall. Proceed to Airtrain on the outside of T3, just follow the signs, it is not that far from the terminal.
Get on the "inner-loop" train, that moves between the various terminals, and get off at T1. Simply collect your boarding pass for your flight to MEX.
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3687 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 3808 times:
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Airports in the US are laid out differently than in Europe. In most European locations you can remain airside without even entering the country, saving you a lot of time.
In the US, many airports decided it would be a good idea to lose the business of all travellers from Latin America to Europe, because they can't get a visa to the US. So they laid out the airports in a way that you have to leave the terminal, walking on US soil.
It would certainly not be a huge logistical problem to have a possibility to get from terminal to terminal airside.
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I am a little confused...you're arriving T3 (Delta) at 13:35 and leaving from T1 (AM) at 16:30 right? (AM403 leaves JFK at 16:30).
Should be ok with 3 hours of transfer time if your inbound arrives on schedule. With an arrival time or 13:35, can I assume you are arriving on DL119 from Paris? If so, immigration/customs at T3 Delta should not be a problem at that time - there should only be 2 (depending on the day, up to 3) other transatlantic flights coming in then (DL81 from AMS and DL141 from BRU, and if on certain days of the week, also DL83 from NCE). As others have mentioned, you don't have to drag your checked luggage between terminals if DL tags them all the way to MEX (should be no problem as DL and AM interline).
T1 also should not have too many departures at the 16:30 hour so the security lines should not be bad then.
JFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2955 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3609 times:
"In the US, many airports decided it would be a good idea to lose the business of all travellers from Latin America to Europe, because they can't get a visa to the US. So they laid out the airports in a way that you have to leave the terminal, walking on US soil."
Actually, as per US law after 9/11, all pax transiting the US need a Visa. That was the reason the IB hub at MIA was shut.