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  • enough time for security or customs? DTW-FLL-TPA
    Sep 17, 2015
    Arrive at FLL at 10:39am by Jetblue at terminal 3, then taking Silver at terminal 1 at 12:14. One carry on luggage. Will I have enough time for the customs and security? First time travel in FL, never take Jet blue or Silver before, do they arrive on time?


    The arrival will be on wednesday. Appreciate for any responses!


  • Silver to AA connection
    Sep 4, 2015
    Will I make a 6:50pm AA Flight to DFW if I arrive on Silver at 4:00pm on a Saturday? Will have one checked bag. Is Customs worse on Saturday or Sunday? Also, is Silver from Bahamas reasonably on-time? Any guidance is much appreciated. Thanks!


    Silver is notoriously unreliable. The airport in general will be slightly less busy on a Saturday than on Sunday. It's possible if your Silver flight is on-time, but that's a big if.


  • DFW - FLL - GBH
    Sep 4, 2015
    Arriving at FLL on American at 11am and trying to catch a 12:49 flight on Silver to GBH with one checked bag. Will that be enough time? Thanks!


    GBH is Gilbreath Lake, Alaska. Are you going to Governor's Harbour? That's GHB. Anyway. It will be difficult. You will have to hope your flight from DFW is on-time, your bags come out quickly, and hurry to Terminal 1 to re-check your bags.


    Yes, you are correct GHB. Thx for response!


    How about if we were to come in through MIA. Arrive at MIA at 8:50am and then taxi/uber to FLL for the 12:49 Silver flight to GHB? I'm assuming an hour for luggage and an hour for transfer on a Saturday morning, so two hours to spare if plane is on time. Any concerns besides the obvious. THANKS!!!!!


    Yes, I think that would work.


  • MEX -> FLL -> ELH
    Aug 28, 2015
    I have an early morning flight from Mexico City (so expect it will be on time into FLL) on Volaris landing at Terminal 4, sitting in the front row. I need to connect to a Silver flight to North Eleuthera from Terminal 1 two hours after scheduled arrival. No checked bags. Enough time? Will I have to clear customs at FLL, or is there an international transfer option?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs. With no checked bags I think you can barely make it on-time. Check-in online for your Silver flight before you leave Mexico if you can.


    Thanks for the prompt and helpful response!


  • Transfer
    Aug 17, 2015
    Hello, I've got a JetBlue connection its the same ticket. I arrive at 5:25 pm on T4 from Cancun and connect to San Juan at 7:52 pm on T3. I'm aware I have to go through customs, but do you think I'll have to pick up luggage and queue up again to document it or is it going to be tagged all the way for San Juan? Which is the fastest way between T4 & T3? Thanks!


    Your bags will be tagged through to San Juan but you will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs and re-check them at the re-check desk, then go to T3 and through security. You should have plenty of time. T4 and T3 are right next to each other.


  • Will I have enough time?!
    Sep 22, 2015
    Hello, I have a flight that lands at 4:30pm Tuesday from Caribbean Airlines and then I booked another flight with SWA to leave at 5:50pm. I will be traveling from terminal 4 to terminal 1. I will not be checking a bag as I will have a carry-on. I know that's pushing it. Thoughts?


    Hope the lines at immigration are short, hope the car rental shuttle is quick, and run. Also check in for your Southwest flight online before you leave the Caribbean.


    Hello ? Did you make it? I have a similar connection soon!


  • Jefe timing
    Aug 11, 2015
    I am traveling to Dom. Republic. for a 11:00 a.m. departure on JET BLUE. Do I really need to get there 3 hours before the flight


    No, you don't, but I would get there 2 hours before your flight. FLL can be kind of a mess.


  • Enough time?
    Aug 5, 2015
    Son arrives FLL from Costa Rica on Wed 5:56 am, flight to ATL leaves at 7:31 am. All flights Spirit and all reservations made at same time. Will he be able to make the ATL flight? Can he check his bags all the way through to ATL or does he have to claim his luggage & go through customs then recheck (yes he checked bag) for ATL flight? Thanks for any help.


    Yes, that should be enough time. His bag will be tagged through to ATL but he will have to claim it in FLL to go through US Customs, then re-check it at the re-check desk immediately after.


    Thank you!


  • time
    Aug 4, 2015
    is 2hours and 30minutes enough time to go through customs and immigration and make it from terminal 4 to terminal 2 on a tuesday?


    at 6AM... i forgot to add that bit of info.


    Should be enough time


  • 1.5 hours layover enough
    Aug 4, 2015
    We arrive at Fll at 2:54 jet blue and our connection on Southwest leaves at 4:25, one checked bag for each of 3 people. Any chance we make it?


    Yes, I think that should be barely possible if the first flight is on-time and domestic.


  • Key West to Lehigh Valley Connection
    Jul 27, 2015
    HI My husband and I will be arriving on a Silver Eagles Flight from Key West scheduled to arrive at Terminal 1 at 5:04 and have a connecting Delta flight from Terminal 2 scheduled to depart at 5:55 PM....can I make it? What about bags we are checking just 1 per passenger? Any advice?


    Did you purchase your tickets on the same reservation or separate. If separate you will not make that connection. In fact there is a very good chance you will miss your connection even if you purchased them on the same reservation because Silver Airways flights are late more often than they are on-time.


  • information and conections
    Jul 13, 2015
    hi I am traveling from caracas to fort lauderdale caribbean airlines, the flight arrives at 4:38 pm and then the second flight with american airlines departs to dallas at 6:37 pm and checked bags is enough time ? I am minor, I travel without unaccompanied


    That should be barely enough time. if your bags aren't tagged through to your final destination by Caribbean you will have to re-check them at the AA check-in desk and pay a checked bag fee, so be sure that you are carrying a credit or debit card that works in the US as they do not accept cash.


  • Connection from Lima to Detroit
    Jul 11, 2015
    I am looking at flights to Lima with a layover at FLL. Is 1.5 hour layover enough for customs? Particularly considering the flight gets in at ~5AM. There should be very little line right?


    Yes, assuming both tickets are on the same reservation that should be enough time.


  • Terminal 2 to terminal 3
    Jul 10, 2015
    Is a 3 hour layover enough time to get from a Delta flight in terminal 2 to a Jet Blue flight in terminal 3??


    Forgot to add that we have checked bags


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Terminal 4 to Terminal 1
    Jul 14, 2015
    I am fly out of ACY on Spirit Airlines arriving in FLL at 9:39am. However i have a second flight at 10:40am on Silver Airways via United that departs FLL at 10:40am. as long as originating flight is ontime, will I have enough time to get from terminal 4 to terminal 1. What is the best way to get to terminal 1 from 4?


    The best way from T4 to T1 is probably the rental car shuttle. However this is a very very difficult connection, bordering on impossible. Luckily many Silver Airways flights are delayed, so if you check in online for your Silver Airways flight maybe you'll "luck out" and your Silver Airways flight will be delayed.


    Thank you. Was wondering if going straight thru parking garage to T2 then T1 would be faster than the shuttle. This is the 6th time this fligt has changed and travel dates are for November. Flight time keep getting shorter and shorter. May be easier just to drive to the keys.


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