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Old Aug 17th, 2008, 02:59 AM
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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?
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Old Aug 17th, 2008, 03:51 AM
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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.
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Old Aug 17th, 2008, 08:22 AM
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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.

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I would at JFK!
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Old Aug 20th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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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.
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