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New York JFK

Tailfins of oneworld airlines.

All the information you need to enjoy a smooth journey through New York JFK airport.

Flight information

British Airways operated flights arrive at and depart from Terminal 7 at New York JFK airport. Your flight might be operated by a different airline, even if it has a BA flight number.

Check which airline is operating your flight and which terminal you need

Check when your flight arrives or departs

More about flights to New York

Travelling to/from New York JFK

You must meet the following times, or you will not be allowed to travel:

  • Check in closes 60 minutes before your flight departs.
  • Pass through Security at least 45 minutes before your flight departs.
  • Be at your boarding gate at least 30 minutes before your flight. Please check how long it will take you to get to the gate. If we have your contact details, we will try to contact you when it is about to close but we will not delay the aircraft's departure to wait for late passengers.
collapsedshowCheck-in

The quickest way to check in is online, 24 hours before your flight departs:

When you need to check in at the airport on the day of departure:

  • If you are travelling in a group of more than nine people, please use a check-in kiosk or go to a check-in desk.
  • If your child is travelling alone, or with you but on a separate booking, please go to a check-in desk.

Check-in desks open at 05:00 and close 60 minutes before your flight departs.

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If you have baggage to check in, drop it at a Bag Drop desk. Desks open three hours before the flight departure time but not before the earliest opening time of 05:30.

If you are travelling with hand baggage only and have already checked in, you can go straight through security to the gate. If your hand baggage exceeds your allowance, you may need to check it in and charges may apply.

Check your hand baggage allowance.

Check your checked baggage allowance.

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You must enter airport security at least 45 minutes before your flight departs.

Fast Track Security is available to:

  • customers travelling in First and Club World (plus one guest)
  • British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver Members (plus one guest)
  • oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members (plus one guest)
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Name Managed by Location Opening hours
Galleries Club British Airways logo. Terminal 7, after security Daily
05:00 - 22:00
Galleries First* British Airways logo. Terminal 7, after security Daily
05:00 - 22:00
Admirals Club American Airlines logo. Terminal 8, Concourse B, after Gate 12 on the Mezzanine level Daily
05:15 - 22:00
Flagship Lounge* American Airlines logo. Terminal 8, Concourse B, after Gate 12 on the Mezzanine level;
within Admirals Club Lounge
Daily
05:15 - 22:00
Admirals Club American Airlines logo. Terminal 8, Remote Concourse C, across from Gate 42 Daily
05:15 - 21:00
JAL First Class Lounge* Japan Airlines logo. Terminal 1, airside, Level 2 Until last departure
Sakura Lounge Japan Airlines logo. Terminal 1, airside, Level 2 Until last departure
Oasis Lounge**

LAN logo.


Terminal 4, 4th floor, eastside Daily
04:00 - 23:30

* Open to Executive Club Gold Members, oneworld Emerald members or if you're travelling in First.


** Operated by a third party on behalf of LAN and Royal Jordanian. You can use the lounge on the day of departure when your onward flight is with a oneworld member airline, but might not be able to do so at peak periods due to capacity constraints.


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You need to be at the gate no later than 30 minutes before the flight departs. If we have your contact details, we will try to contact you when it is about to close but we can't delay the aircraft's departure to wait for late passengers.

Priority boarding is available to:

  • families with small children
  • customers requiring disability or mobility assistance
  • customers travelling in First and Club World
  • Executive Club Gold, Silver and Bronze Members
  • oneworld Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby members

Make sure you're at the boarding gate early enough to be able to board before other passengers.

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If you're arriving in JFK Terminal 7 and have a US or Canadian passport, a B1/B2 tourist visa or if you're travelling on the ESTA Visa Waiver Programme, you can use an Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosk to speed up your travel through immigration.

Instead of filling out a paper customs form, you can scan your passport, take a photograph, and answer a series of customs-related questions using the APC kiosk. Please then take your receipt and passport to a US Customs and Border Patrol officer to finalise your documents for entry into the USA.

  • If you're travelling on an ESTA or a B1/B2 tourist visa you will need to have entered the USA at least once since 2008.
  • Families or people living at the same address can also complete their transaction together at a single APC kiosk.

More about travelling to the USA

collapsedshowFlight connections

Find out everything you need to know about flight connections with British Airways, including travelling between London airports.

Flight connections

collapsedshowDisability and mobility assistance

If you need additional help for your journey, e.g. for getting through the airport, boarding the aircraft, or reaching your onward travel connections, please let us know at least 48 hours before you travel at Manage My Booking and we can arrange this for you with New York JFK airport.

More about disability assistance

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