Terminal 3

(Now Closed)
Airport Terminal and Airport
Jamaica, Jamaica
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  • Desiree G.
    Desiree GueryDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're flying sky priority or first class, check in at Terminal 2. It's designated for sky priority and first class check in! Says it when you're driving up. Not always open at Terminal 3.
  • Dens
    DensNovember 30, 2012
    If you're going to gate 18 or higher, don't be fooled by the sandwich shacks on the way.. there's a BURGER KING and STARBUCKS at the end if the long hallway past gate 15.
  • Jeannette N.
    Jeannette NorrisDecember 18, 2012
    Sit at one if the little desks equipped with plugs, USB ports and iPads near Croque Madame, order food from the iPad and get it delivered right to you!
  • Christina
    ChristinaMay 5, 2011
    B4YouBoard is the name of the app you need to have here! We all know how hard it is to find a spot to sit down at your gate, now you can get your food delivered to where you sit. NICE! Read more
  • Ceres
    CeresSeptember 30, 2012
    If you are looking for wall plug where recharge your stuff, beyond the signed one, every time completely full there is a hide place left of gate 16 with a lot of plug available.
  • Rick W.
    Rick WebbDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Welcome to one of the crappiest major air terminals in America. Grow a mustache and wear a brown leather jacket. Pretend you're in a 70's Bronson flick so that the terminal doesn't feel so old.
  • Leonel M.
    Leonel MJune 12, 2011
    If you love plane watching, you'll love the first lounge once past the security gate. You can easily pass the time here, don't miss your flight! ;)
  • Keath C.
    Keath ChanFebruary 21, 2013
    Gates B20-B30 are a shuttle bus ride away from gate B11. Shuttles can be as long as 20 minutes in between bus pickups during the early mornings. Plan accordingly.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CawleyMay 5, 2011
    Awful, awful terminal. Delta check in staff lovely, TSA not so much. Get a free (delicious) Gelato sample from the lovely girl on the stand just past gate 14! (it's good stuff)
  • M&M
    M&MNovember 24, 2010
    Delta has a cool ipad lounge near gate 15. (Free of charge!) It's also a great place to charge your devices. There are outlets everywhere!
  • Louanne T.
    Louanne TeoOctober 12, 2010
    here too early? check in your bags n sit at the seats by the entrance. healthy gourmet on the other side of the security wall has free wifi. full bars!
  • Ollie M.
    Ollie MartinMay 11, 2013
    James Bond arrives at JFK's Terminal 3 and is picked up by his driver, Charlie, in Live and Let Die (1973).
  • Nando
    NandoAugust 2, 2011
    AirTran leaves you closer to the higher numbered terminals. If you drive and park, be prepared to walk a looooong way. Terminal 25 was a massive disarray!
  • Christian
    ChristianJuly 30, 2011
    Always closed when we get here, so we enjoy walking through traffic to get to Terminal 2. Another amazing experience from the Port Authority of NY/NJ
  • Kaycee D.
    Kaycee DavisAugust 14, 2011
    There is another security line and a checkin area with no line, Plus you come into the terminal at gate 16&17 but I won't tell :-) The less people who find it the better!
  • Jon Paul B.
    Jon Paul BuchmeyerAugust 21, 2011
    Gate 15 has a nice coffee lounge with tons of power outlets and demo iPads. Best spot in a crappy terminal.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MorseMay 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try booking a flight that leaves between 10a-12p. It's smooth sailing through security during those times every day. So said the TSA person.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn H.April 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    1. There are two check-in entrances here. Use the one in the back, less people on security line. 2. Free Wi-Fi at the bar by Gate 23!
  • A'yen T.
    A'yen TranMarch 19, 2010
    Free wireless at the health food cafe around gate 24! Sick! Also the water fountains by the dunkin donuts are the best. Tallest water pressure.
  • Laura V.
    Laura VogelsApril 22, 2011
    This is a craptastic terminal. Best part- go up to the BK lounge and feed the birds nesting there.
  • Harlan E.
    Harlan ErskineNovember 20, 2011
    No that's not the sound of a pleasant sound art installation of birds in terminal three - there are actual birds in the ceiling. Just pray they don't get in your flight too!
  • Jonah B.
    Jonah BloomJune 19, 2012
    This Terminal will shred what's left of your patience with humankind and maul your soul. The architect was either: a) depressed; b) fucking with us; c) a vole.
  • Ramon S.
    Ramon SuarezMarch 15, 2013
    Free Internet on iPads, USB recharge stations and nice working tables for laptops at gate 15
  • Max S.
    Max SklarJanuary 16, 2013
    I was the only one on the checkin and security line and somehow they still managed to make it confusing and unpleasant. But the dens tip on going through the long walk before getting food was key!
  • Tris Prior
    Tris PriorMay 7, 2013
    Print your boarding pass ahead of time. You will NOT be allowed on the luggage drop line if you do not have your boarding pass. Just save yourself the pain and don't fly Delta.
  • Hans M.
    Hans MillerMay 9, 2011
    Check out the free food delivery to your gate from Balducci's and Chili's. Here's the app: Next time you're at JFK T3, check out free food delivery to the gate: http://bit.ly/iMboTb
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WolffMarch 30, 2013
    One of the nicest terminals I've ever been in. Free ipads to use while you're here, and free wifi!
  • Leonel M.
    Leonel MJune 12, 2011
    Unknown if all of the terminals at JFK are the same. Plan ahead and DO NOT bring beverages with you to term 3. Security is at the front door, and there are food venues galore once past the gate.
  • Grant A.
    Grant AllenJune 7, 2011
    I've seen nicer terminals in 3rd world countries. Birds flying around, water stains covering the ceiling, and a security line that feels like Mogadishu - not exactly JFK worthy.
  • Hans M.
    Hans MillerOctober 12, 2011
    Free delivery of airport food directly to the gate via smartphone! <20 minutes! iPhone: http://bitly.com/iMboTbAndroid: http://bit.ly/nGKfzV
  • Ian E.
    Ian EdgarMay 20, 2011
    This terminal's improving. Good bit hidden around gates B4 - B16. Classier looking food. iPads everywhere too.
  • Hans M.
    Hans MillerSeptember 12, 2011
    Try B4YouBoard for FREE delivery of your meal to your GATE!!! As featured on MSNBC! Here's the free app: http://bitly.com/iMboTb
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PickeringJanuary 5, 2012
    Be sure to check out the bird watching, from the sparrows at security to the pigeons at your gate.
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraMarch 25, 2011
    They've actually revamped this terminal a bit since some ppl have commented. Not too bad. Security line still long though. But what do you expect--it's JFK aiport.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VOctober 18, 2010
    Put on your walking shoes, transfers may have you crossing a good distance. Enjoy before they start tearing this place down.
  • Daniel
    DanielSeptember 23, 2010
    There is only one place to charge your phones (samsung pole) but behnid the staircase 30ft from there, a bench was moved with a few sockets.
  • Janice T.
    Janice TSeptember 27, 2012
    There's an outlet under the phone booths by the stairs up to the BK, next to Gate 3.
  • Dominic
    DominicFebruary 7, 2010
    Beware you carry on folks. I carry a mid size that fits fine on the overhead, but security at jfk checks the size of your bag so this can be a challenge and is totally unecessary. Idiots
  • Blane B.
    Blane BoyntonDecember 16, 2011
    Instead of fixing roof leaks this place has installed tarps in the ceilings with hoses running down (into buckets?) this terminal couldn't be more ghetto if they tried...delta...spend some cash fix it
  • Ed K.
    Ed KohlerJanuary 13, 2012
    If you have time to kill, take the Air Train to terminal 4. It's pleasant by comparison.
  • Jerry R.
    Jerry RivasMarch 6, 2012
    The key is getting on one of the first daily flights. Absolutely no one in security line, took me five mins from baggage drop to gate 10.
  • Amesicle
    AmesicleJanuary 17, 2012
    The terminal may suck but there is at least a better selection of food here than at LGA delta terminal. I recommended packing food if you have to fly out of there
  • @joeljet
    @joeljetMay 20, 2012
    Untie your shoes while you wait in this ever long line, which you need one hour to get through. Help the rest of us out. Fanx.
  • Geoffrey H.
    Geoffrey Hofman-FrethemOctober 31, 2011
    Apparently there are other TSA checkpoints besides the first one you encounter coming in off the AirTrain. FIND THEM. Trust me on this one.
  • Caitlin G.
    Caitlin GSeptember 26, 2012
    Series of outlets hidden in the corner by gate 3
  • Skill3D
    Skill3DMarch 12, 2013
    I had to use this terminal, and then decided -- I'll punch myself in the face; it's less painful! Subtract 30 minutes from your life that you won't get back. So much walking. Plan ahead.
  • Cemre G.
    Cemre GüngörJune 5, 2012
    burger king has the cheapest food in this terminal. $6 for a whopper jr menu.
  • Mario P.
    Mario PMay 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The international arrivals area looks like the receiving hall of a prison. I almost expected a full cavity search by the Dunkin Donuts attendant
  • Nick M.
    Nick MagoteauxAugust 30, 2012
    Watch out for birds. Near gate 22 there are 2 pigeons and 1 other small bird flying around. No joke!!
  • Andrea
    AndreaJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Making me walk 2 minutes in arctic like temperatures without a coat? Not cool, JFK. My tip is dont pack your coat!
  • Giancarlo
    GiancarloMarch 17, 2011
    Gates 15-30 are quite a ways out. Leave yourself an extra 5-15 minutes time to reach those.
  • Nancy
    NancyNovember 14, 2012
    What an embarrassment. Out of the country for 7 weeks and return to the USA to this shabby place with huge lines. Shouldn't we have better than this!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MerrellSeptember 24, 2010
    Gates 14+ are quite a distance from the lower gates, so give yourself plenty of time!
  • Tom H.
    Tom HolmeApril 3, 2013
    I don't care what the haters say; I love this old school terminal.
  • Boris K.
    Boris KOctober 8, 2010
    Arrivals level Dunkin Donuts has a $5 sandwich shop next to it...best deal in this place!
  • Zoë W.
    Zoë WilliamsApril 9, 2013
    BYO aspirin because it's $10/bottle here if you forget!
  • Rel J.
    Rel JacksonFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Check in atleast 90 prior to flight, TSA lines can get pretty backed up
  • Sonar ..
    Sonar .meJuly 19, 2011
    While you have some time, see how you’re connected to the people you may be sharing a flight with. Go on, that magazine can wait. Read more
  • bethanne
    bethanneJuly 4, 2012
    The Starbucks could be slower....and they could screw up your drink more...but it'd be hard.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.September 23, 2010
    Do not get the pre-pack salad from the Fresh Attractions cart. Under cooked chicken. They don't leave any room to toss the salad either. Very upset with my salad experience.
  • Freda M.
    Freda MoonMay 15, 2013
    Birds (yes, multiple) flying around inside the terminal. Keep it classy, Delta.
  • Michelin
    MichelinAugust 18, 2011
    Get a delta sky club pass. Yummy hot oatmeal with raisins and espresso!!!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PMay 15, 2012
    The fact that it's 140 degrees in here is awesome.
  • Meghan C.
    Meghan CApril 11, 2013
    Secret charging station tucked next to Gate 16.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CMay 23, 2010
    Check in is still as inefficient as I remember from previous flights. Every time I have to fly Delta I promise myself never again, but then they're the cheapest carrier to someplace I want to visit a
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RyanMarch 20, 2012
    TSA doesn't have the sense to tell people a machine is down and those in a hurry should go to the other entrance.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlessandraMarch 17, 2012
    Be prepared for some extra long delays if you plan on flying Delta, save yourself if you still can.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RoweJuly 27, 2012
    Take Xanax before arriving to ensure a peaceful check in.
  • Laura D.
    Laura DohertyMarch 11, 2011
    All the food places close at 9:00 PM which is really awful when your flight has been delayed 3 hours and you're starving.
  • Brian
    BrianOctober 5, 2011
    Live birds in the terminal are an interesting touch.
  • Gwynn T.
    Gwynn TurnerDecember 22, 2012
    This terminal is a hot mess. Do yourself a favor and allow extra, extra time to get through security.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongJuly 8, 2011
    This has to be one of the ugliest terminals in the US. It is an embarrassment.
  • Steve
    SteveMarch 23, 2013
    Gates 1,2 & 3 - four (4) working outlets in Business Center next to ATM machine
  • Caroline M.
    Caroline MorganSeptember 2, 2011
    Pretty crap terminal but they do have a :10 manicure which is good. V limited food options.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RhodesMay 29, 2013
    Good bye terminal 3! Today we say goodbye graffiti style.
  • Hans M.
    Hans MillerMay 9, 2011
    Like room service at the airport -- free delivery to the gate for Balducci's and Chili's!
  • @kokupuff
    @kokupuffMay 10, 2012
    The airport is so terrible I've actually opted to go w/LGA & a connecting flight to avoid the madness.
  • Ridgely D.
    Ridgely DodgeMay 23, 2013
    This is the most god damn confusing airport experience I've ever had
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardMay 17, 2012
    Delta, you seriously gotta re-design your security checkpoint routes.
  • Hans M.
    Hans MillerMay 9, 2011
    You can get Balducci's and Chili's meals delivered to the gate for free. It's pretty fast. Here's the app: http://bit.ly/iMboTb
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LovingerAugust 5, 2011
    Do everything in your power to avoid Flying Delta. If you're checking in to this terminal, it's probably too late.
  • Daniela L.
    Daniela Lazo CedréAugust 2, 2012
    Oldest terminal but has better food options than the American Airlines terminal believe it or not..
  • Rick W.
    Rick WebbApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy your meal on a nice table covered in bird poop.
  • Claudia D.
    Claudia DavisMarch 15, 2013
    The place is old, one security line, smelly and spread out.
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HeifnerApril 17, 2013
    Disgusting! Birds everywhere, tarps on the ceiling due to leaks, and only a Burger King and Starbucks to choose from. Burger King was out of cups. This terminal needs an upgrade!
  • Tim M.
    Tim MooreMarch 11, 2012
    Confusing airport, or maybe it's Delta. They say T2 gate 8. There's no gate 8 in T2, but there is in T3. Delta had me landing in T3 but turned out it's T2. Long walk between the two.
  • Mehmet T.
    Mehmet TociFebruary 2, 2012
    I never understood why the atmosphere matters with passengers...
  • Bernardo
    BernardoMay 10, 2013
    Delta sucks and T3 sucks, but there's free wifi in gate 6, provided by AT&T. Don't pay a cent to boingo! :-)
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrtizJuly 15, 2012
    One of the crappiest terminals ever feels like a DMV
  • Julia K.
    Julia K.May 12, 2012
    Terminal 3 is a godforsaken nightmare (and Delta knows it).
  • David H.
    David HidalgoApril 27, 2013
    the only good thing about this terminal is that they wont bother you and rush you to move your car while waiting to pick someone.
  • Mark
    MarkJanuary 30, 2013
    Looks like they are doing a major remodel here. Hope it's gonna be nice when they're done.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HallJuly 21, 2011
    Take a plane from here. Don't hang around. Delta lounge by gate 11 is very crowded
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SummeyFebruary 22, 2013
    Enjoy the wait. Where is Starbucks?
  • Allan S.
    Allan SmithMarch 7, 2013
    There's little birdies everywhere.
  • Donelle B.
    Donelle BJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Instead of going to terminal 3 go to terminal 2 for check-in much faster
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºSeptember 21, 2011
    iPads and outlets are aplenty here!! GO DELTA!!
  • Derek D.
    Derek DukesOctober 27, 2011
    It's okay so far. Not as nice as Terminal 4 but as long as no shady business goes down, I'll be okay. Vegas baby!
  • Hitendra P.
    Hitendra PatelFebruary 17, 2011
    Long lines and long terminals. A little run down, stale and a reminder that we are stuck with legacy systems while the rest of the world has overtaken in many ways. Time to wake up!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MostranskySeptember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Delta needs to do an overhaul on this place. The food sucks, pigeons dive bomb inside and everything is ancient
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