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  • Baggage transfer from T1 to T2
    Feb 14, 2015
    What's the best way to move 4 heavy bags from T1 (SWA) to T2 (DL)?


    I would just walk - the only other option is to walk to the rental car drop off area and take the rental car shuttle to Terminal 2. However, that would probably take longer and involve just as much walking.


  • terminal 3 to 1
    Feb 14, 2015
    I arrive on JetBlue at 8:12am and depart on Frontier at 10:35am. Enough time to get over to terminal 1? How exactly do I get over there? Is there a shuttle?


    No checked bags. Is it a far walk?


    What airport is this at?


    I finally see that this is at FLL. Yes, that should be enough time. You can either walk or take the rental car shuttle. The rental car shuttle will drop you off at the consolidated rental car building, which is just across the street via a pedestrian bridge from T1.


  • Is 2.5hours enough time between connections?
    Jan 26, 2015
    Hi ! I'm arriving at FLL airport at 5:53pm from Punta Cana. My family and I (party of 3) will have to go through immigration customs, collect our bags and check them in again for the next flight. I have an option of purchasing tickets for a flight that will be leaving at 8:20pm or 9:40pm to New York. Do you think that 2.5 hours will be enough for us to go through customs, collect and check in our bags? Or should I just go with a safer option and purchase a ticket for a flight that leaves at 9:40 pm? Thank you so much for your help! Nikki


    You should book the 9:40 flight. The international facilities at FLL can get congested at peak times and there are frequent delays.


  • Jetblue-Spirit Transfer
    Jan 18, 2015
    Zap, I'll be making a connection in FLL. my flight from Cancun on jetblue lands at 6:10PM. We'll then have to go thru customs, then check bags, then security. will 2.26 hours being enough.


    I think it's possible. But there's very little time to spare if there are any delays.


  • International to Domestic connection on Spirit
    Jan 9, 2015
    Hi, looking at a Spirit itinerary from San Jose, CR to DFW via Fort Lauderdale; the flight from SJO is schedule to arrive at FLL at 6:01am, and the connecting flight to DFW is scheduled to depart at 7:05. Not checking any bags. Seems like a very tight int'l-to-domestic connection to me, though presumably it's "legal" or they wouldn't be offering to ticket it on one itinerary. Couple questions: 1) Could this potentially be enough time to make the connection? I'm flying on a US passport and have Global Entry, so Customs & Immigration hopefully should not take long. 2) After clearing Customs, will I have to reclear security for the connection?


    Yes, it is very tight but having global entry and no checked bags will help. Yes, you will have to go through security after clearing customs.


  • 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.


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