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Delta-Alitalia connection at JFK

Washington DC
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Delta-Alitalia connection at JFK

Here are details: we fly into JFK on Delta domestic flight, have a one hour 15 minute layover to connect to our Alitalia flight. Its a Tuesday evening in June. Does anyone have a thought on whether this is sufficient time? We are not checking any bags. I don't know the layout of the airport well enough. Many thanks.

San Diego
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for San Diego
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1. Re: Delta-Alitalia connection at JFK

You'll have to go from the Delta Terminal to Terminal 1 where Alitalia is located.

I believe you'll have to go through security again as you are taking the Air Train from your arrival terminal to another terminal outside the secure zone.

I would call Delta because they may have special inside security bus service available for this common transfer. IF you have to go through security again then you may not make it.

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for Livigno, Lombardy
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2. Re: Delta-Alitalia connection at JFK

It would have been better if you had another hour but if your incoming flight isn't late you should make it.

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for Israel
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3. Re: Delta-Alitalia connection at JFK

It is impossible. According to the Alitalia website they want your there 120 minutes before your flight. Inasmuch as you are only landing 75 minutes before and you have to disembark, change terminals which means walking to airtrain and maybe waiting for a train and getting to the Alitalia check-in desk what you desire is just not possble.


Washington DC
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4. Re: Delta-Alitalia connection at JFK

Thanks to all. How about if we do a Delta to Delta connection-domestic to international-but all in the same terminal. Also about 75 minutes to connect.

5. Re: Delta-Alitalia connection at JFK

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