[NEW YORK] JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Updated : 2024/2/27

Transfers

Terminal map

Terminal guidance of oneworld member airlines

Terminal 1
  • Royal Air Maroc (AT) 
Terminal 7
  • Alaska Airlines (AS) 
Terminal 8
  • Japan Airlines (JL) 
  • American Airlines, American Eagle (AA) 
  • Finnair (AY) 
  • British Airways (BA) 
  • Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) 
  • Iberia (IB) 
  • Qantas Airways (QF) 
  • ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJ) 

Except for the above airlines, please check below.

Passengers transferring to oneworld member airlines

The following oneworld member airlines are found at John F. Kennedy International Airport:

  • American Airlines (AA)
  • Alaska Airlines (AS)
  • Finnair (AY)
  • British Airways (BA)
  • Cathay Pacific (CX)
  • Iberia (IB)
  • Qantas Airways (QF)
  • Royal Jordanian (RJ)
  • Royal Air Maroc (AT)

Boarding pass

  • Japan Airlines (JL) passengers connecting onto oneworld member airline flights should receive a boarding pass for the oneworld member airline flight upon departure from Japan.
  • If you do not have your connecting boarding pass, please proceed to the departure terminal for your connecting flight and carry out the check-in procedure at the connecting airline's transfer counter.
  • Passengers connecting between JAL ⇔ oneworld flights (including oneworld and JAL codeshare flights), will be issued a boarding pass for their connecting flight on departure. However, system issues can sometimes mean that the connecting boarding pass cannot be issued. In this event, you will need to carry out check-in procedures again at the connecting airport.

Checked baggage (Re-check)

Regardless of whether your final destination is within the US or abroad, all passengers must go through a customs inspection when entering the United States.

Even if "final destination" is stamped on the baggage tag you were given when you checked your baggage at your departure point, you are still required to collect your baggage here and proceed through Customs.

The baggage collected for the customs inspection can be deposited again at Baggage Drop Off.

  • After completing the customs inspection, please proceed to the Connecting Bags Counter at the far left-hand side.
  • Please show your airline ticket or boarding pass and drop your baggage on the belt.
  • Luggage for connecting flights departing from airports other than JFK can not be re-checked. (LaGuardia Airport, Newark Airport, etc)

Moving between terminals

Japan Airlines (JL) flights arrive at John F. Kennedy Terminal 8.

Transfer between terminals is available by AirTrain.

oneworld member airline terminals

Airlines Terminal
American Airlines / American Eagle (AA) (including Japan Airlines (JL) codeshare flights operated by American Airlines / American Eagle), Finnair (AY), British Airways (BA) , Cathay Pacific (CX), Iberia (IB), Qantas Airways (QF), Royal Jordanian (RJ)

Terminal 8.

Time required is 5 min after clearing Customes at arrival terminal.

Alaska Airlines (AS)  

Terminal 7

Time required is 15 min after clearing Customes at terminal 8

Royal Air Maroc (AT)

Termnal 1

Time required is 5 min after clearing Customes at terminal 8

Lounge

At John F. Kennedy International Airport, you will find the following lounges.

American Airlines (AA) / British Airways (BA) shared lounge

Lounge Terminal
The Chelsea Lounge After Security in Terminal 8, near gate 14

The Soho Lounge 

(O.W. Emerald Status)

After Security in Terminal 8, near gate 14

The Greenwich Lounge

(O.W. Sapphire Status)

After Security in Terminal 8, near gate 12
  • Please refer to AA's web below for details.

American Airlines (AA)

Lounge Terminal
Admirals Club After Security in Terminal 8, near gate 42
  • Please refer to AA's web below for details.
  • In order to use a oneworld member airline lounge, you need to show a oneworld membership card with "elite status".
    (If you are unable to present the card, you will not be admitted to the lounge.)
  • Please see Airport Information to find the locations of the two lounges above.
  • Please see Using airport lounges for more information on the rules (eligibility) for using the two lounges above.

Passengers transferring from oneworld member airlines to Japan Airlines

Boarding pass

Passengers transferring from oneworld member airlines (mainly American Airlines / American Eagle (AA) at John F.
Kennedy International Airport) to Japan Airlines should receive a boarding pass for Japan airlines flight at the departure airport.

  • Passengers connecting between JAL ⇔ oneworld flights (including oneworld and JAL codeshare flights), will be issued a boarding pass for their connecting flight on departure.
    However, system issues can sometimes mean that the connecting boarding pass cannot be issued.
    In this event, you will need to carry out check-in procedures again at the connecting airport.

IMPORTANT

Even if you have a boarding pass for our flight , you may be called by a staff at the counter or departure gate prior to boarding in order to confirm your identity, or check your passport and travel document details.

Checked baggage

If you are connecting from an airport within the United States or Canada and you checked your baggage through to your final destination at your departure point, you do not need to collect your baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Lounge

The Chelsea Lounge, The Soho Lounge and Greenwich Lounge are available in the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

  • For more information about the lounge, please see Lounge service.
  • Please see Using the lounge for rules (eligibility) on using the Japan Airlines Lounge.

Minimum Connecting Time (Approximate)

JAL → American Airlines dometic flights 75 minutes
American Airlines dometic flights → JAL 60 minutes
Other dometic flights → JAL 75 minutes
JAL ⇔ American Airlines International flights 90 minutes
JAL → Other dometic flights 105 minutes
JAL ⇔ Other International flights 120 minutes

Notices

  • Please be aware that transfer times can sometimes be longer.
  • Depending on the connecting airline, connecting times may be longer than those listed above.
  • For more information, please contact the Japan Airlines Reservations Center.

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