How long? customs at JFK?

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  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I was hoping someone here could help me out. But my friend from the UK is coming to America for the first time and I am going to pick him up at the airport. Which will be JFK international airport. I was wondering does anyone know how long it will take for him to go through customs? Anyone ever went through customs at JFK post 9/11 can give me a ball park figure? I want to know, so I will know what time I should leave my house to get him. If it is going to take a few hours I don't want to have to sit there and wait especially that you have to pay for parking even if you are just picking someone up. Thanks for any help.
     
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    Last time I went through JFK from the UK it was about 45 minutes from landing to walking out. You have Passport Control, then baggage reclaim, then customs. You can get held up at any of these... but should hopefully stroll straight through!

    They're so much more efficient than in the UK :( 
     
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    awesome thanks! :D 
     
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    I'd imagine it to be pretty quick as long they don't stop you at any of the various checkpoints.
     
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    Yeah, about 45 min to an hour.

    If you are getting ON a plane, however...
     
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    Yeah, took me about an hour to get through as well. Also, it depends on if the plane is delayed at either end - flying out, I think we were sat there for about two hours waiting to get onto the runway.
     

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