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Connection Time at JFK

Connection Time at JFK

  1. Patrickj

    I tried to book BOS-JFK-HKG on the phone today and the itinerary was rejected. They said you needed 115 minute connection time in JFK and this only give me 95 minutes. is 95 minutes reasonable to get from American Terminal to Cathay Pacific Terminal?

    Also, if I was to book the first leg separately, would they check my luggage in all the way to HKG? At Check-in could they merge the reservation? And lastly, if the BOS-JFK flight was delayed, would I be moved to next CX flight?

    Thank you,

  2. Anonymous

    I think they actually under-quoted the minimum connection time. Looks like it should be two hours:

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    I don’t think I’d book a 95 minute connection with a terminal change at JFK, personally.

    If everything is on time (and it’s JFK, so it might not be), that’s 80 minutes from when one door opens to the other one closes. If you land at a midfield gate it’s a 10-minute walk to the AirTrain, then about 10 minutes for the train itself, and by now boarding has started even if you’re the first person off the inbound flight. You still have to clear security (which can be rough at JFK), and make your way to the gate.

    So it’s [I]possible[/I], if everything is on-time, but it doesn’t sound very fun.

    They likely won’t check your bag through, because it won’t be a legal connection. And while oneworld policy does protect separate tickets, I’m not sure that’s the case when the connection is illegal to begin with.

  3. PhatMiles

    [USER=1516]@Patrickj[/USER] I don’t think you will be able to make it. Tiffany broke that down very well. You have to bet your odds against so many events which I would not.

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