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  • Claim baggage in an international spirit flight
    May 6, 2016
    2
    My mom is flying next week from Cartagena to Plattsburgh, the conection flight is in FLL. Does she have to claim baggage before clear custom ? Or they will arrive directly to Plattsburgh ? Thanks in advance.

     

    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security, and to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you so much for the information

     

  • FLL: Caribbean to Virgin Atlantic Enough Connection Time?
    May 3, 2016
    1
    Thinking of flying into FLL from Montego Bay on Caribbean, landing at 3:35pm. Flying out on Virgin American to LA, leaving at 6:59pm. We have a baby, but we also have GOES Trusted Traveler and TSA pre-check. Three hours and 20 minutes should be more than enough time to get through customs, collect bags, change terminals, and recheck bags/go through security, right? Thanks in advance!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time assuming your Caribbean flight arrives on-time.

     

  • Spirit Bogota-Dallas, entry Fort Lauderdale 6:45 pm Fr, departing 8:25
    Apr 30, 2016
    2
    Hi, my wife is American citizen, I have a green card. We are flighting Spirit Bogota-Dallas, entry port Fort Lauderdale landing 6:45 pm Friday, departing at 8:22 pm. Do you think we can make it? Any advice to expedite the immigration check process? We have checked 2 bags. Thank you

     

    It should be just enough time if the flight from Bogota is on-time. Bring a set of clothes in your carry-on because there's a decent chance you could be stuck in FLL overnight.

     

    We will not check bags, that will probably give us 10 min more. Thanks for your quick response and for your time.

     

  • Bogota to Denver Delay
    Apr 30, 2016
    3
    My son is traveling from Bogota to Denver on Spirit today. The Bogota flight was delayed an hour in take-off. He purchased the ticket on the Spirit website in one purchase even though connected flights at FLL. He had 1 1/2 hours layover--now that is only 45 min. Will he make it? Does he have to claim his own luggage at FLL and re-check it or do they transfer it in and go through customs in Denver? If he misses the Denver flight due to their delay, will Spirit have to put him on the next available flight to Denver?

     

    Please let us know if he made it! I have a layover of 1 1/2 hours at FLL. Traveling with Spirit Bogota-Dallas, trough Fort Lauderdale. Thks

     

    Unfortunately a delayed departure from Bogota then LONG customs line at FLL led to him missing his connection. Short on funds, he is spending the night on his luggage at FLL, waiting for flight out in a.m

     

    Sorry to hear that. When you have a chance, please ask him how long it took to go trough immigration process. And if he thinks I can make it with 1 1/2 hours. And let him know that I am a Colombian, living in Denver too! I am an engineer working with the lightrail RTD. Thanks

     

  • am i better off taking shuttle or walking
    Apr 26, 2016
    1
    from terminal 3 to terminal 1.is the shuttle worth the wait??

     

    The Rental car shuttle that also takes you to T1 comes very frequently.

     

  • can you walk from terminal 3 to terminal 1
    Apr 25, 2016
    1
    are there side walks from terminal 3 to terminal1 and if so how far is it?? thanks john

     

    Yes, there are sidewalks, but it's a long, fairly unmarked route.

     

  • will i have enough time
    Apr 25, 2016
    1
    I land jet blue 639 pm teminal3 I depart silver 750pm terminal1 no checked bags is this possible??

     

    Yes, I think it's possible.

     

  • Silver - United connection
    Apr 21, 2016
    1
    Silver flt. departs EYW 0910 & FLL ETA is 1012. United to EWR departs 1055

     

    Silver and United use the same concourse. That is enough time if the Silver flight is on-time, which they often are not.

     

  • Silver to United connection
    Apr 20, 2016
    1
    ETA 1012 on Silver with ETD 1055 on United to EWR with carry-on. Same terminal ? Make-able with barely half-hour connect time ?

     

    Where are you flying from on Silver? Silver Airways flights are late more often than not.

     

  • time for connection?
    Apr 20, 2016
    1
    Hello! On september 1st, I will arrive from Lima at 5:06 am at the terminal 3 with american airlines (flight AA918). Will it be possible to make it in time for a 7:46 am flight to Chicago with Spirit (NK418) departing from terminal 4? I will have to go through customs (i'm french), get my luggage, change terminal, check in my luggage with spirit and go through security. Is it doable? How long does it usually take to go through customs? and to go from terminal 3 to terminal 4? Thanks for any answer you'll be able to provide me. Regards

     

    American Airlines does not fly from Lima to FLL. Please double check your itinerary. AA 918 is a flight from Lima to Miami, which is a completely different airport 50 km away from FLL.

     

  • American Air to Silver Airways connection in 48 mins?
    Apr 14, 2016
    1
    Hi, we are flying SFO to FLL Am Air. We land in FLL 4:12pm and have a connecting flight on Silver Airways at 5:00pm to FPO. Is this possible? Check on or carry?? Thank you.

     

    American Airlines does not fly nonstop from SFO to FLL. Please double check your reservation.

     

  • Charlotte > FLL > GUA
    Apr 11, 2016
    4
    I'm flying from Charlotte to FLL on united arriving at 9:35. Will I have time to make a 10:39 departure to Guatemala on spirit with a checked bag?

     

    United does not fly from Charlotte to FLL. Please double-check your itinerary.

     

    my mistake. American.

     

    OK, then if your times are right, no, that's completely impossible with a checked bag. There's no way you could retrieve your checked bag, re-check it with Spirit, and get through security in time for your flight to Guatemala. You need an earlier flight to FLL or to fly in the night before or simply not use this routing.

     

    thank you for your quick responses.

     

  • Connection time 40mins
    Apr 3, 2016
    1
    Hi there, we are coming in from IAH and connecting to MHH, having 40mins and a terminal change...is this too ambitious? Both flights booked with united at the same time (silver airways provides the second flight)- since united offers this connection on the website, should be fine- or not?

     

    Yes, it's possible. United and Silver use the same concourse, and Silver flights are frequently late, which actually helps you in this instance.

     

  • MCO to FLL to MDE
    Apr 3, 2016
    1
    I am traveling from Orlando (MCO) to FLL and then onto Medellin with one checked bag. I have one hour between the flights. From what I have been able to see, both flights are in terminal 4. This should not be an issue, correct? On the return, there is a 2 hour layover. Will this be enough time to clear customs and re-check my bag?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time both ways.

     

  • International to domestic connection
    Mar 21, 2016
    1
    How much time should I give myself between arriving at Terminal 4 from POS at 1535 to domestic terminal for Delta flight to ATL ? Will I need to go through security and custom?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then take your bags to Terminal 2, re-check them with Delta and go through security. I recommend about 3 hours for your connection.

     

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