Updated : 2024/3/12


Terminal map

Terminal guidance of airlines

Departure and arrival terminals may differ from airlines. Please check the terminal information of your airline.

=oneworld member airlines

Terminal 1
  • Air France (AF)
  • ITA Airways (AZ)
  • Korean Airlines (KE)
  • Lufthansa (LH)
  • EgyptAir (MS)
  • Asiana (OZ)
  • Turkish (TK)
Terminal 4
  • Air India (AI)
  • Delta Air Lines (DL)
  • Emirates (EK)
  • Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL)
  • South African Airways (SA)
  • Latam Aairlines (LA)
Terminal 5
  • JetBlue
Terminal 7
  • Alaska Airlines (AS)
  • All Nippon Airways (NH)
Terminal 8
  • Japan Airlines (JL) 
  • American Airlines/American Eagle (AA) 
  • British Airways (BA) ●
  • Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) ●
  • Iberia (IB) ●
  • Qantas Airways (QF) ●
  • Finnair (AY) 

Passengers transferring from Japan Airlines to non-oneworld member airlines

Boarding pass

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.

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.

Time required (approximate) Terminal 8 → Terminal 1 Approximately 15 minutes
Terminal 8 → Terminal 4 Approximately 20 minutes
Terminal 8 → Terminal 5 Approximately 20 minutes
Terminal 8 → Terminal 7 Approximately 15 minutes


There are guides on hand to assist people at the checked baggage handover area in Customs, so please do not hesitate to ask one of them if anything is unclear.

Passengers transferring from non-oneworld member airlines to Japan Airlines

  • Flights JL7005 and JL7007 (JAL codeshare flights operated by AA) will be operated as American Airlines flights (AA167 and AA135).
    Passengers taking these flights should go to the American Airlines check-in counters.


Passengers connecting to flight JL003 or JL005 should go to the John F. Kennedy  Airport Terminal 8 and check in at the Japan Airlines check-in counter.

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, but it is necessary to verify the baggage tag you were issued upon check-in.


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

More details can be found at the link below.

Minimum Connecting Time (Approximate) (Within JFK)

Other dometic flights → JAL 75 minutes
JAL → Other dometic flights 105 minutes
JAL ⇔ Other International flights 120 minutes


  • 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.

Depending on the airline, the departure and arrival terminal may differ, so please ensure that you confirm this when you are in situ.

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