Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Travel Topics > Air Travel
Reload this Page >

connection time in JFK..schedule change on DL

connection time in JFK..schedule change on DL

Old Aug 17th, 2008, 02:59 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
connection time in JFK..schedule change on DL

Once again a schedule change now has us arriving in JFK at 755pm connecting to an international flight to PSA at 850pm. Is that even doable?
skydog is offline  
Old Aug 17th, 2008, 03:51 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,021
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If your in coming plane is on time, then yes. Not a problem.

JFK and all NY area airports have experienced very poor on time records. From where are you originating? Long haul flights into JFK tend to have a better record as they won't be ground held if they're coming from 4-5hrs away. Shorter flights - Chicago, Boston, East coast all are subject to ground holds at the departing airport if there are ATC delays in the NY area.

Personally, since you are on your way to Italy I would get an earlier arrival, even if it means hanging out at JFK for a long time.

For an international flight I'd rather be 5hrs early than 1min late.
J62 is online now  
Old Aug 17th, 2008, 08:22 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,885
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
55 minutes is more than enough to connect.

When you are connecting from domestic to international in US, you are basically just walking from 1 gate to another.

Assuming you are coming in on Delta and connecting to Delta, I wouldn't worry too much.

AAFrequentFlyer is offline  
Old Aug 19th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,525
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would at JFK!
dutyfree is offline  
Old Aug 20th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 816
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's probably doable, but I'd be nervous. Like J62, I'd much rather spend a few extra hours at the airport than risk losing a minute of my vacation.
andrews98682 is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Air Travel
Mar 1st, 2012 01:38 AM
Air Travel
Oct 2nd, 2010 05:43 PM
Air Travel
Sep 3rd, 2010 06:25 PM
Air Travel
Jun 28th, 2010 02:56 AM
United States
Oct 14th, 2008 03:45 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Your Privacy Choices -