[NEW YORK] JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Flights operated by JAL depart from and arrive at Terminal 1.

Updated : 2021/12/16

Transfers

Terminal map

Terminal guidance of oneworld member airlines

=oneworld member airlines

Terminal 1
  • Japan Airlines (JL) 
  • Royal Air Maroc (AT) 
Terminal 7
  • British Airways (BA) 
  • Iberia (IB) 
  • Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) 
  • Qantas Airways (QF) 
Terminal 8
  • American Airlines, American Eagle (AA) 
  • LATAM Airlines (LA) 
  • Finnair (AY) 
  • 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)
  • Finnair (AY)
  • British Airways (BA)
  • Cathay Pacific (CX)
  • Iberia (IB)
  • LATAM Airlines (LA)
  • 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 exit the Customs area and proceed to the Baggage Drop Off counter on the right-hand side.
  • Please show your airline ticket or boarding pass and re-check your baggage.

Moving between terminals

Japan Airlines (JL) flights arrive at John F. Kennedy Terminal 1.

Transferring to American Airlines (AA)

To reach Terminal 8, where American Airlines is based, please go up to level 3 and take the Air Train. The time required is around 15 minutes after clearing Customs.

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), LATAM Airlines (LA), Royal Jordanian (RJ) Use the Air Train to reach Terminal 8. Time required is around 15 minutes after clearing Customs at Terminal 1
British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific (CX), Qantas Airways (QF), Iberia (IB) Use the Air Train to reach Terminal 7. Time required is around 20 minutes after clearing Customs at Terminal 1
Royal Air Maroc (AT) Located at same Terminal 1. Time required is around 10 minutes after clearing Customs at Terminal 1

Lounge

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

American Airlines (AA)

Lounge Terminal
Admirals Club After Security in Terminal 8, near gate 12 on Concourse B.
Flagship Lounge After Security in Terminal 8, near gate 12 on Concourse B.
(Restricted to American Airlines First and Business Class passengers, and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members.)

British Airways (BA) / Qantas Airways (QF) shared lounge

Lounge Terminal
Terraces / FIRST Lounge After Security in Terminal 7.
  • 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.

Miscellaneous

After Customs, there are guides on hand to assist people, so please do not hesitate to ask one of them if anything is unclear.

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 flight JL003/JL005 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 your Japan Airlines flight, you need to present your passport information to the Immigration Bureau in advance of your flight, so please visit F counter in Terminal 1 in order to do so.

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

Lufthansa Lounge and Primeclass Lounge is 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.

Passport check

Even if you have a boarding pass for flights JL003/JL005, you need to present your passport information to the Immigration Bureau in advance of your flight, so please visit F counter in Terminal 1 in order to do so.

Minimum Connecting Time (Approximate)

JAL → other international airlines 120 minutes
JAL → other domestic airlines
Other international airlines → JAL 105 minutes
Other domestic airlines → JAL 75 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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