Fort Lauderdale Hollywood (FLL) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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I have a domestic jetblue flight to FLL, scheduled to land in terminal 3 at 6:36am, and a second jetblue flight to Havana, also from terminal 3, at 7:52am.

In your experience, will that be enough time? I assume that I will not need to go through security again, because both flights are in terminal 3. But does it take some time to get the visa from jetblue?

Thank you!
Yes, that is plenty of time. Why would you get a visa from an airline? You don't need a visa to visit Havana, your passport will be checked by JetBlue when you check in in your first city.
I am flying from Cancun to BWI via FLL, Flight number for both legs is Same (Spirit 240) and Gate is same at FLL. So, Will i get down at FLL, do my customs and port of entry and reboard the same flight to BWI or will i be in the flight and have my Customs at BWI
Yes, in Fort Lauderdale, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and back to your gate.
Flight arrives to FLL at 5:15am via Jetblue from UIO Quito, Ecuador. Next flight to ATL via Delta at 7:45am. 2.5 hours total will it be enough time to go through immigration and catch next flight? No checked baggage. Thank you!
That should be enough time if the flight from Quito is on-time. Check in for your Delta flight online before leaving Quito if you can.
Wondering how long it will take to get bags from Southwest and get to JetBlu to check bags back in for international flight. Flight has been delayed leaving BWI, so we will have about 1 1/2 hrs max on the ground. Thanks!
My flight is supposed to get into FLL at 5:44am via Spirit and there is a separate flight I would like to book via United that leaves at 6:30am. Is that enough time to make the flight coming from Lima, Peru? Would I have to go through Customs and security again upon arriving into FLL.
No, that's completely impossible. Yes, in FLL you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, likely change terminals, re-check bags with the second airline, and go through security. You need at least 2.5 hours.
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 recommend running if you can.
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.
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?
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!