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  • Connection between Jet Blue & Norweigan Airlines
    Feb 9, 2017
    I'm travelling from Trinidad into Fll with Jet Blue, and then onto UK with Norweigan. I have a 3 hour stopover. Will I need to collect bags, go through security, change terminals?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then take your bags to Norwegian, re-check them, and go through security. 3 hours is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • 1h30 from Terminal 1 (Silver Airways) to Terminal 3 (JetBlue)
    Feb 9, 2017
    Hi, I am French, please excuse my mistakes in English. We booked a ticket Tampa/FLL/SanJose (Costa Rica) with initially 2h30 to connect in FLL. Both flights have been changed, and we have now only 1h30 to change from Terminal 1 (Silver Airways) to Terminal 3 (JetBlue). This is a joint ticket, and we have checked baggages. Do you think that we will have enough time to catch our international flight to Costa Rica? Do we have to check the bagages again, even if we have one ticket for the whole trip? Thank you for your help!


    You do not have to check your bags again in Fort Lauderdale, but you do have to go to Terminal 3 and through security. Also, Silver Airways flights are frequently delayed. You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thanks a lot for your very fast feedback, I appreciate it a lot. I have just bought a speedy security option ("even more security") to gain precious time. We will run if necessary. I have another question: is it safer to run (we will both have a small backpack) or to wait for a shuttle to change terminals, especially if we notice that we have just missed the latest shuttle? It will help us to organize ourselves in a better way if we face a stressful situation. I really hope that we will make it. Thanks again for your help!


    I recommend running if you can.


  • Bahamas Air to American Airlines
    Jan 25, 2017
    I am flying into FLL on a Tuesday arriving from Nassua at 11:25a on Bahamas Air. I will only have a carry on bag. Will 1.5 hours be enough to get through customs and on my American Air Flight to Charlotte?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Nassau. All you have to do is go to your departure terminal and go through security. You have enough time if the Bahamasair flight is on-time and you check in online for your AA flight before leaving the Bahamas.


    Thank you. Do you or anyone else have an idea of the amount of time it takes to pre clear customs in Nassau? I am a little concerned about that too now. My schedule has me fly in to Nassau on a little prop plane at 9:30a then out on the Bahama Air flight at 10:30a.


    That should be just enough time.


    Thank you.


  • transit at FLL
    Jan 20, 2017
    Hi, arriving and leaving FLL with the same company (jetbleu), both international flights. Should I get my luggage et re-check? Thanks


    Where are you flying from and to?


  • 49 minute layover with Spirit
    Feb 11, 2017
    Hey, I will get to FLL from Myrtle Beach with Spirit and have to catch a flight to Cuba in 49 minutes (also with Spirit). Spirit sells the whole package, but I am not sure how confident I should be in it. Will I make the change if I have no luggage? Will I have to go through security/ passport control? Thanks for all the responses!


    All you have to do in FLL on your way to Cuba is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if the flight from Myrtle Beach is on-time.


    You won't be able to make. My husband is flying from Bogota to Myrtle Beach with 1 stop in FLL using SPIRIT. Spirit sells the whole package with layover of 1 hour 15 minutes and my husband did not make it. The airline people made him get out of the airport to re-check his bag and he lost the flight. They did not pay for hotel and reschedule him for tomorrow saying the airline was giving him a free airline ticket. They are terrible!


  • Air Canada to Bahamas air
    Jan 20, 2017
    How much time is typically needed from Air Canada to Bahamasair. Bag will have to be rechecked


    2.5 hours.


  • JetBlue flight
    Jan 19, 2017
    Hi my flight is scheduled to arrive at terminal 3 at 6:48am to catch a connection flight to Havana from same terminal (3) at 7:54am. Both tickets are on same reservation. If the first leg gets delayed within 30min or so, will I be able to catch the second leg?


    Yes, if the first flight is domestic you could handle a slight delay. This is a very simple connection


  • Arriving Jet Blue Terminal 3 Departing Silver Terminal 1
    Jan 18, 2017
    I just received a flight change and only have 1 hour 29 minutes to connect - arriving Terminal 3 Jet Blue - Departing Terminal 1 Silver Air - luggage is going all the way through to final destination - Is this enough time?


    It's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • JetBlue-Silver from JFK to ELH, tight connection in FLL
    Jan 17, 2017
    I've booked a flight from JFK to ELH Bahamas on JetBlue with a connection in FLL. JetBlue just changed the flight time from JFK, so now I only have 1 hr 15 min layover in FLL before my Silver Airways flight to ELH. Will I make it? Do I need to go through security again if I'm switching from Term 3 to Term 1?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again. The terminals are not connected inside security. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Norwegian airlines to jetblue in 1,5 hours
    Jan 15, 2017
    Hi there, Im flying with Norwegian airshuttle airlines and i arrive at FLL at 19:00. I booked my second flight separately, it's with Jetblue and departs and 20:35. Would there be enough time to get my luggage en re-check it in?


    No, that's not enough time, especially when you consider that Norwegian long haul flights are almost always late.


    Thank you!


  • terminal transfer
    Jan 13, 2017
    i arrive to terminal 1 (silver airways) and I need to go to jetblue on terminal 3 how can I transfer terminal ill have 3 kids with me. I will arrive at 21:09 my next flt is at 23:47


    Where are you flying into FLL from - is it domestic or international? You should have enough time. Request wheelchair service if you need it.


  • Arriving on Jeblue at Terminal 3 connecting to Southwest terminal 1
    Jan 11, 2017
    Arriving from JFK to FLL on JetBlue. I have a connection on Southwest from FLL to HAV Cuba. Will I make it?


    You didn't post how much time you have, so I don't know.


  • All Jetblue Connection international to domestic
    Jan 10, 2017
    I am flying next month POS-PHL (all JetBlue) and would like to know if an arrival in FLL at 7:02PM would allow me to self connect to PHL departing FLL at 8:33PM? JetBlue will not allow me to book it directly I'm guessing because its not enough time to clear customs. Can you help?


    I don't know if they'd let you do it. It is risky and that's probably why they don't sell it.


  • 50 Minute Connection From Terminal 1 to Terminal 3
    Jan 10, 2017
    Coming from Key West United(Silver) Air. Have connection on American Terminal 3. Is 50 minutes enough? Travelocity said it was, but don't know if they know what they are talking about?


    It'll be pretty tough. You'll have to change terminals and go through security, but I won't say it's totally impossible. Silver Airways flights are also frequently delayed.


  • MCO - FLL - SJO connection
    Jan 9, 2017
    I'm flying in from MCO at 21.10 and have a connecting flight to SJO at 23.31. Is this long enough to collect/re-check baggage? Both flights are with Spirit.


    If both flights are on spirit you don't have to claim and re-check your bags as long as both of the flights are on the same reservation.


    I booked through an agent and have separate booking refs for each flight. I was told I would need to re-check baggage.


    In that case you have just enough time if the flight from Orlando is on-time.


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