A friend and I will be connecting through JFK from Chicago next month to an international flight. We'd like to take DL 5465 ORD-JFK, but it's scheduled to arrive at 4:30 P.M. and our flight to Europe is scheduled to depart at 5:30 P.M. First, assuming both flights are on time, is an hour enough time to connect to an international flight at JFK?
Second, what are the chances that the ORD-JFK flight will arrive on time? Is JFK delay-prone around 4:30 P.M. on Fridays? Is it possible to check the on-time statistics of a specific flight number?
We'd much rather be early than late, but the only other nonstop ORD-JFK leaves at 6:45 A.M. and would leave us at JFK for eight hours, which for obvious reasons we want to avoid. We could always connect through CVG or ATL, of course, because we don't want to miss our flight, but for the sake of convenience we'd like to take the direct afternoon flight, as long as it's not too risky.