I’m currently in the waiting room for my Global Entry interview at JFK T4 and will be departing for Prague on Delta 210 later this evening. Anyway, after check-in I headed downstairs to the Global Entry office and happened to stumble upon a completely separate security checkpoint on the arrivals floor.
As I write this, according to one of the TSA managers, the line upstairs at the main security checkpoint located past check-in is averaging 37 minutes for non priority passengers and 18 minutes for those with any type of priority security access.
The line downstairs…well there is absolutely no one there. No lines regardless of status.
I chatted with the TSA agent down here who said there is little to no signage upstairs telling anyone that there’s even an alternate checkpoint (I didn’t see any either). So…make use of this “hidden” checkpoint while you can prior to T4 installing some proper signage!
PS – Check out what’s left of T3…