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  • Syr to FLL to Holguin Cuba
    Dec 10, 2016
    2 arrive at 10:34am in FLL and depart to Holguin Cuba at 11:05. Both Jet Blue...is this possible for us?


    Yes, that is possible if the flight from Syracuse is on-time. There's obviously no time to spare if it's not.


  • DAL - FLL - UIO
    Dec 4, 2016
    Hi, I arrive at FLL from DAL on Southwest at 5:40pm and depart to Quito (UIO) on JetBlue at 7:00pm. No checked baggage. Do I have enough time to go via security and make the connection? How can I get to terminal 4 from terminal 1? Thanks.


    You can either walk/run to Terminal 4 or take the Rental Car shuttle from the rental car center across the way from T1 to T4. Both will take awhile. This is barely enough time if your Southwest flight arrives on-time and you are able to check in online for your JetBlue flight.


  • Minimum connection time to/from NAS
    Nov 29, 2016
    Our SW flight from RNO arrives at 7:10 pm. My Bahamas Air flight leaves at 8:30 pm to NAS. We have checked bags. Is this enough time between flights? Our flights are on two different reservations. Will we have to claim our baggage and recheck it onto Bahamas Air ourselves? What is the minimum time between flights returning to FLL from NAS?


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags and transfer it yourselves. I do not think that is enough time. I would want at least 2 hours each way.


  • SW International Arrival/Departure
    Nov 29, 2016
    Arriving from CUBA on SOUTHWEST 9:40AM on a Saturday; Departing 10:55AM SOUTHWEST to New Orleans, 1 fit person, NO CHECKED BAGS. Doable?


    It will be difficult - these are Southwest's first flights into FLL that require clearing Immigration and customs there so perhaps they were a bit optimistic about the amount of time it will take you to go through US immigration and customs and get all the way across the airport to Terminal 1 and through security.


  • From T4 to T1
    Nov 27, 2016
    I'm considering getting a Spirit flight from Newark, arr. 08.55 in T4, and then trying to get my Silver Airlines connection to Cuba at 09:40am from T1... Is that madness? I will only have hand luggage.


    You have about zero chance of making that. Fly into FLL the night before.


  • Transferring between terminals before 0600
    Nov 21, 2016
    I'm landing in Terminal 3 at 0506, and have a connecting flight in Terminal 4 at 0700. Will I have enough time to be present in the IBC gate by 0600?


    Do you have checked bags? If so you have just enough time to get your bags re-checked with IBC in time.


    Nice! No checked bags. Just a carry-on. Approximately how long does it take to walk to Terminal 4 from Terminal 3?


    It should take less then 10 minutes.


    Nov 21, 2016
    Spirit Myrtle Beach to Fort Lauderdale to Cancun, no bags, but only 50 minute layover. Is this enough time to make our connection? Will the gates likely be in the same terminal?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you! If returning with no bags, arrive jetblue from caribbean depart spirit to Myrtle Beach what is the minimum layover you recommend to get through customs/immigration? What if both on spirit? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RESPONDING!


  • West Jet YYZ to FLL, Spirit FLL to STT. 2 hour connection.
    Nov 16, 2016
    Will I make a 2 hour connection? Customs will be cleared in Toronto. I will have to pick up bags in terminal 3. Recheck bags at terminal 1, clear security and catch flight.


    Spirit does not use Terminal 1. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • connecting flight with baggage
    Nov 13, 2016
    I have a 2 1/2 hr layover in FLL from Guatemala. Will I make my connection? Can I check my bag for my next flight right outside customs? Thanks.


    What airlines are you flying?


  • International flight in to FLL, connection to another Jetblue flight
    Nov 11, 2016
    I will be traveling on an internationa flight into FLL to connect on another jetblue flight to BOS with a 2hr layover. Can someone tell me if It is true that There is no way to re-check bags onto connecting flight right outside of customs. DonI realty have to to walk to another terminal with the bags and check bag for my connecting flight. All travel is on one itinerary. Any help will be appreciated.


    I don't think that's true. Where did you see that/who told you that?


    Someone who flew through there recently told me. I think they must have missed the connection section inside and ended up exiting which caused them to have to go outside then back in.


  • Connection time
    Nov 9, 2016
    Sat, Jan 7: arriving FLL 6AM Spirit from Costa Rica, departing for Albany, NY at 7:20am on Southwest. No checked bags. Is this enough time?


    It's theoretically possible if everything goes perfectly and you are able to check in online for your Southwest flight before leaving Costa Rica.


  • walk vs shuttle from T3 to T1
    Nov 9, 2016
    Flying into FLL from DFW on American to T3 (hopefully concourse E). Departing 1 hr 15 min later on Silver Air T1 concourse C to Bahamas. Is it faster to walk between terminals or wait for the shuttle? No checked bags, but with 3 kids (one little kid).


    It's usually faster to walk, but it's close. It's kind of a long walk but the shuttle stops at t4 and then drops you at the rental car center, which is still a walk to T1. This is a very difficult connection.


  • Barbados to FLL to BWI
    Nov 2, 2016
    Flying into FLL from Barbardos arriving 4:19 pm. Trying to catch another flight to BWI that leaves at 6:52 pm. Is 2.5 hrs enough time to get through customs, recheck bags and get through security. FLL to BWI is separate reservation from BGI to FLL.


    That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Customs layover time
    Nov 2, 2016
    From punta canta landing in fll at 6:51pm with checked bags on jet blue. Needing to make next flight out in spirit at 8:05pm to Myrtle beach. Is this impossible? Do I have a chance to make this in 1hour and 15mins ?


    Yes, that will be more or less impossible. Plan on spending the night in Fort Lauderdale and buy a flight the next day if you already have the JetBlue flight.


  • Spirit Airline Transfer in FLL
    Nov 2, 2016
    I will take Spirit flight from EWR to FLL this Sat. morning then take another Spirit flight from FLL to Aruba. There are 2hr20min between those two flights. Would I have enough time to pickup the luggage then check in then pass the custom in FLL? Thanks.


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Yes, both flights are on the same reservation. I thought the same that my luggage should be transfered to Aruba directly. I couldn't even find a customer service Phone# for Spirit Airline to call. so I emailed Spirit Airline Customer support but they told me I have to pickup my luggage after arrival @FLL then re-check in the luggage again and pass the security inspection. Maybe I should call Spirit Airline @Newark airport to confirm? Thanks!


    Whoever emailed you is confused - you do that when entering the country from a location that doesn't have preclearance, not when leaving the country. Also when you return to the US you won't have to do that because Aruba has US Immigration and customs preclearance.


    ZAP, Thank you for your comments and that helps a lot. Do you know if the international and domestic flights are all together in FLL Terminal 4? Just want to know if I can just walk from arrival gate to the departure gate without take security check point.


    Yes, all gates in Terminal 4 are connected inside security.


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