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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.
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 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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.