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Will be arriving at FLL from Houston 11am and have to connect to flight at 12:37 pm to SDQ ( Dominican Republic) Do I have enough time to go through passport control and customs?
There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do on your way to Santo Domingo is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Fort Lauderdale.
I arrive to FLL around 10pm, for an overnight layover until 11am next day. I will need to claim my baggage. After that, is there a secure waiting area in the lower level?
I fly into FLL from copenhagen with an ESTA visa waver. I need to check out my baggage and check into a spirit flight within Terminal 4. Will I be able to do this on an ESTA visa waver, or will it involve having a full US entry visa?

Thanks in advance.
Hi. I'm landing in Lima at 5:14 AM with Spirit, and my connecting flight doesn't leave until 4:35 PM to Atlanta. Is it possible to leave the airport on my long layover to walk around Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood or should I plan on staying within the airport limits. I'd love to potentially go to the beach for a few hours if at all possible. I'm a US Citizen if that makes any difference. Thank you!
i will arrive from JFK at 6.41 pm.
Will I have time to take the checked bag and take another flight (azul to VCP campinas at 20.45)?
That should be just enough time if the first flight is on-time and your bag come out quickly.
Hi! I'm flying in from Bogota into Fort Lauderdale on a JetBlue flight and should land at 4:06 PM on a Thursday.
I'm considering a SouthWest flight from FLL to Atlanta departing at 4:50. I know it'd be pushing it but I've never come back into the country through FLL. I'm a US citizen and if customs went smoothly, think I'd be able to make it? Thanks!
I am flying from Nicaragua to Dallas with spirit, but I get first to for Lauderdal, at 6 am. I know I have to customs and everything, but I am suppose to get to my other plane at 7 am. Since I don't have a bag, just my personal Items and the flight is so early in the morning, would it be possible for me to make the connection?
It's possible with no checked bags but it depends on everything going perfectly.
I want to fly affordably to Cancun from Myrtle Beach area.
Question 1 -TO Cancun we have a 42 minute layover in FLL that scares me. Can we make it with checked bags? (Spirit to FLL arrive 9:52 am; Spirit to Cancun depart 10:35 am

Question 2 - FROM Cancun we arrive in FLL at 7 pm and depart for MYR at 8:05. This is a Spirit connecting flight. Can we make it through customs with checked bag and make flight?
Both of those are very difficult connections.
Hello, in regards to our return flight back to USA. We are flying out of Punta Cana, landing in FLL. Do we not have to go thru customs leaving Punta Cana? I'm told that we go thru customs at FLL not Punta Cana? Just trying to clarify.
The Dominican Republic may check your passport as you leave Punta Cana, but you go through US Immigration and Customs in FLL.
I'm flying from sti to Fll and my flight arrive at 5 Am with spirit and i'm going to take another flight with spirit at 7:02 Am to LGA . Do i have to take my luggage and re-check it again?? And can i go from the first airplane to the second departure gate if the gates are in the same terminal?
You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You can make this if your flight from Santiago is on-time.