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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 8 at New York JFK airport. 

Experience the luxury of the newly renovated airport terminal with a bright and open check-in area, with dedicated lanes for a more efficient check in and connections. Indulge in some airport shopping before you fly with a wider range of shops, or relax in one of the elegant lounges available to Club and First customers.

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.

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 customers.


British Airways and American Airlines have partnered to offer three premium lounges at New York JFK Terminal 8. On your next trip, discover our take on some very famous neighbourhoods in London and New York – meet the Chelsea, Soho and Greenwich lounges. Whether you fly with British Airways, American Airlines or a oneworld® airline, you can enjoy these relaxing and luxurious spaces before you fly, depending on your choice of cabin. Check your lounge eligibility.


British Airways operate from Terminal 8 at New York JFK airport.

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Midtown Manhattan at night with Empire Stae Building, Chrysler Building and Times Square among many more. Seen from New Jersey with Hudson River and reflections.

It's time to book your flight to the Big Apple and explore all that New York has to offer. Summit the Empire State, stroll through Central Park and enjoy your favourite American delicacies. The bright lights are beckoning you.