Top tips for travellers

Do I need a visa?

Check out our visa information pages which include the latest travel restrictions for every country we fly to.

USA travel advice

What time should I arrive at the airport?

Leave those last-minute airport dashes to the big screen! We recommend that you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.

Online check in

The best way to check in is online where you can pick your seat and print your boarding card. If you’re travelling with carry on luggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate.

Check in online now

Reserve your place in line for TSA security checks

Enhance your airport experience and reserve a spot in the line to clear through TSA security checks. It saves you time and is completely free to use.

Reserve your spot

When does my flight depart/arrive?

Unsure of your timings? It's best to be safe than sorry. Check your departure and arrival time with our handy Flight status tool.

Flight status

Which terminal?

Our flights depart from and arrive at Terminal 2 or Terminal 4.

Counter check in and bag drop

You’ll find our desks in Terminal 4. Check in starts from four hours before departure and closes one hour before departure.

Luggage allowance

Airport facilities


Grab that last-minute souvenir from one of New York JFK Airport's selection of shops.


Food and beverage

New York JFK Airport has a wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Places to eat


Assistance at the airport

Our team are always on hand to help make your journey go smoothly.

Ask for assistance

Accessibility services

Find out about New York JFK Airport's accessible facilities.

Accessibility services