Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS. Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)
I am not an expert on it so I’m only assuming it is the same at all ports where they do this.
We had the same thing when flying YYZ-JFK on DL a few years ago. They did everything in YYZ prior to departure. After doing US entry immigration we were held in a segregated area for only US flights. When arriving at JFK all we had to do was collect our bags. The same as if we were flying domestically.
You also now have the option of the TWA Hotel, which is the only one inside the airport precinct (www.twahotel.com). Reviews on Trip Advisor are a bit mixed but seems to be a good option for a one night stay, particularly if you have any interest in aviation history/design.
Back in September-19, My daughter and I flew from Gatwick to JFK on BA2273, landing around 19:30. As we were in business, we came out one of the first of approximately 270 passengers. Yet end up waiting in emigration line for well over three hours (3 hours). It was absolutely horrendous.