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  • JetBlue Connecting Flights
    Jan 29, 2015
    I'm flying Jetblue from NY to Costa Rica connecting in FLL next Saturday. Flight lands at 9:17a at FLL and my next flight out leaves at 9:45a. A Jetblue rep told me if there was a problem they'd contact me but I'm worried as I'm traveling alone with an infant. I'm hoping I leave from the same terminal. How risky is this?


    Both flight should be in Terminal 3, but yes, your itinerary leaves very little time to spare if your flight from NY is late at all (which is common).


    How did you make out? I have a similar situation in a cpl weeks.


    How did this work out? I am traveling with 5 children this summer on JetBlue and my layover to the Bahamas from NY is only a little over an hour.


  • Terminal 3 to 1
    Nov 10, 2014
    Hi arriving from Jamaica at terminal 3 Jet blue 4:35pm and connecting to silver to departing at 6:05 to Jax. First time doing connection flights is this enough time and how do i get from terminal to terminal. help


    It's really pushing it. You'll have to take the Rental Car shuttle to the Consolidated rental facility and then take the walkway to T1.


    since its international arrival its terminal 4 so how bad is it from there. what is a tram?


    There are no trams in FLL. I didn't mention a tram. Taking the shuttle bus and walking to T1 should take 20 minutes or so from the time you exit customs.


  • 3 hours - SouthWest - Norwegian Connection?
    Oct 27, 2014
    Hi, If I'm arriving on SouthWest from SJU at 20:00, with checked luggage, can I sensibly make the 23:00 Norwegian flight out to LGW? This would be on a Monday in Feb 2015, if that makes any difference. Will this involve a terminal change? I assume Puerto Rican flights are considered domestic, so even as a UK national I'll only have to clear immigration and customs on the outbound flight to London - is this correct? There is an inbound Spirit flight 2 hours earlier, but 5 hours seems a bit over cautious for the connection?


    Yes, flights from Puerto Rico to the Continental US are domestic flights. You won't have to go through any immigration procedures in Fort Lauderdale. This does involve a change of terminals. You will arrive in Terminal 1, have to claim your bags from Southwest, then take them to Terminal 3 to check with Norwegian. 3 hours should be enough time. But considering neither carrier would be accomodating if you missed your connection, I would book the 5 hour connection personally.


  • time between connections
    Oct 2, 2014
    We are arriving FLL at 1:00 from Detroit on Delta (Concourse 2, D Terminal) and leave at 2:42 on Silver Air for Bahamas. Is this enough time as we will need to get checked bags then recheck them at new terminal? I think Silver Air leaves from Concourse C in Terminal 1?


    It should be enough time but it doesn't leave much time to spare in case of delays.


    I just checked with Silver Air and they do leave and arrive from gate C5 even on their flights to/from the Bahamas. We should be able to check bags all the way through to the Bahamas on the way there, so that will save us some time. It looks like we will have to get our checked bags then go through customs on our way home, but we have over 2 hours between flights then. I'm assuming we will have to get a cart and bring the bags over to Terminal 2 to check in for flight home on Delta. We have never traveled internationally from FLL...kind of confusing! Thanks for your reply.


    On your return if your bags are checked through to DTW you will be able to re-check them after customs.


    Thank you, good to know!


  • Need urgent info: Spirit connection tonight!
    Aug 23, 2014
    Daughter is flying Spirit from Bogota to Denver. Flight is late, she'll have 80 minutes to make connection. Arriving Gate H6 at 7:23, departing 8:40 Gate H7. Will she go through customs in Ft. Lauderdale or Denver if she checked a bag? Has one personal item as well.


    You go through Immigration and customs in FLL. 80 mins should be enough time since everything is in the same terminal.


  • Enough time
    Aug 1, 2014
    There seems to be many comments about making connecting flights. Like everyone else I am worried that a 55 minute connection between spirit flights is not enough. Will I need to go through customs if my first flight is domestic (ie NY to FLL)? Is that enough time if both flights are within the same terminal? Thanks for the help.


    No, you do not go through US customs when leaving the US. If both flights are on spirit and your first flight is on-time you should have plenty of time.


  • Jet blue to silver airways
    Jul 15, 2014
    How much time do I need to get from terminal 3 to terminal one ith only carry on


    I'd want at least 90 minutes, but it's doable in an hour. However, that leaves very little buffer for delays.


  • Jetblue connection
    Jun 14, 2014
    I have a connecting flight flying in from boston landing at 10:04 jetblue and connecting to San Jose Costa Rica at 10:30 jetblue. Jetblue had me buy both of the flights together thinking id have enough time but I'm nervous upon reading boston is usually in terminal 3 E and jetblue costa rice is terminal 3 F. Will I have to go through security again? Will this be enough time? Thanks


    If you have checked baggage you will claim your baggage after you go through US Immigration, then go through US Customs. Then you should put the liquor into your checked bag and re-check it with AA., Then you will take the ATS train to T3 and go through security and to your departure gate.


  • 1hr 5mins enough to connect from terminal 3 to 1?
    Mar 28, 2014
    Hi There. Arriving on a Saturday at 1235 in terminal 3 on American Airlines and transferring to terminal 1 on Silver airways flight leaves at 140pm. Is 1hr 5 mins enough time to make the connection? We have no checked baggage and will print boarding passes ahead of time.


    If your first flight is on-time you will have enough time but you will have to hurry. T1 and T3 are not close to each other.


  • Connecting between United Airlines and US Airways
    Mar 17, 2014
    I'm arriving at FLL Terminal 1 on United Airlines and departing on US Airways from Terminal 3 for an domestic flight to Philadelphia. Is 3 hours enough time to make the connection if we have checked baggage that we have to check out from UA and then check in again with US Airways?


    Yes, that should be enough time. It's a bit of a walk but FLL isn't a huge airport.


  • Connecting between Southwest and Spirit
    Feb 28, 2014
    I'm arriving at FLL Terminal 1 on Southwest and departing on Spirit from Terminal 4 for an international flight to San Salvadore, Bahamas. Is 1:50 enough time to make the connection if I only have carry-on? What if I have a checked bag?


    Yes, it's definitely doable with only carry ons (note however that Spirit has a carry-on fee if you need to use the overhead bin). It would be tough with checked bags as you'd have to transfer them yourselves and get to Spirit's desk before their check-in cut-off.


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  • RCC to T2
    Dec 1, 2013
    Hello, I'm french and not usual with international airports... So, I'll need to return my rental car at the RCC and then to take the shuttle to terminal2. Are the shuttles easy to find ? And when I'll exit the shuttle at the T2 stop, is clearly indicated to find the delta check-in counters and then my departure gate ? Thank you, Florent.


    Yes, everything is clearly marked in the Rental Car Center with how to get to the shuttle. T2 will be the first stop. Delta is pretty much the only airline in Terminal 2. It's a very simple layout.


  • Spirit to JetBlue
    Nov 19, 2013
    Do I have enough time if my Spirit flight lands at 8:42 pm to connect to JetBlue flight that departs at 10:10 pm? I just have my purse


    Without bags, yes, you should be fine if your Spirit flight is on-time, but Spirit isn't exactly known for being on-time, especially late in the evening.


    Yes you have enough time. Spirit arrives at Terminal 4, while JetBlue departs at Terminal 3 - use the shuttle bus outside the lower level of the terminals. At T3 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate.


    You can probably walk from T4 to T3 faster than taking the shuttle bus.


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