Fort Lauderdale Hollywood (FLL) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Hi, I'm planning to book my flights right now, I'm wondering if 1hr 2min layover in FLL is enough time to clear immigration and get to my gate? My first flight from SJO to FLL arrives at 6:02am, 1 hr 2min layover, second flight departure is 7:04am. Please help me on this!
With the early morning arrival it's possible but still a bit risky. I'm guessing that both flights are on Spirit?
Hello, I'm flying in from BOG arriving at 1:44 at Terminal 4 course H and departing at 6pm from Terminal 1 concourse B. Will I make it with this 4 hour lay over?
Yes, 4 hours should be enough time.
I am looking to purchase a ticket from Spirit to fly from ORD to Kingston, Jamaica with 55 min layover in FLL. Luggage will be carry-on. Will this layover in FLL be enough time?
Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Chicago is on-time. All you have to do in FLL on your way to Kingston is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
We are arriving with Southwest from Havana at 3:45pm, next flight to BWI is at 6:05pm also with Southwest. Is there sufficient time to clear immigration and customs and recheck bags?
Yes, that should be enough time. The hard part will be getting from Terminal 4 where you arrive to the far end of Terminal 1 where you depart, but I'm sure Southwest has something set up for these connections.
Hi! I'm flying in from Bogota into Fort Lauderdale on a JetBlue flight and should land at 4:06 PM on a Thursday. I'm considering a SouthWest flight from FLL to Atlanta departing at 4:50. I know it'd be pushing it but I've never come back into the country through FLL. I'm a US citizen and if customs went smoothly, think I'd be able to make it? Thanks!
That would be completely impossible. Note only do you have to go through US Immigration and Customs, you have to go to the complete opposite end of the airport and through security. Zero chance.
arriving 10:55am on Emirates into FLL (T3 i believe) - departing 14:05 with spirit to montego bay (T4 i believe), having checked luggage, is it enough time?
You arrive in T4. That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to transfer your bags yourself to the Spirit check-in desk.
Does FLL have an international terminal? I'm flying to Cancun on Jet Blue. It looks like the flight may depart out of terminal 3? Can anyone confirm?
All JetBlue flights depart from Terminal 3.
My grandson is flying as an unaccompanied minor on SW leaving at 2:30. I am leaving at 5:00 for LA on Jet Blue. In order to see him off at the gate, I need to go through security. I am also checking a bag at Jet Blue. How is the best way to do this?
Terminals 1 and 3 are not connected inside security and you won't be allowed through security in T1 with your checked bag. You'll have to stop at T3 first to check your bag, then go to T1 and see off your grandson, then go back to T3 and through security and to your departure gate.
Hi. I am wondering. My friend is arriving into Terminal 2 and wants to meet me at my gate in Terminal 3 approx. 45 later. Can he go from terminal to terminal without going thru security again?
No, you cannot. Terminal 2 isn't connected to anything else inside security.
Ok, thanks for the response. So, he can meet me in baggage claim I am assuming?
Yes, that would be where to meet, unless you're renting a car together, then meeting in the Rental Car Center might make more sense.
Great. Thanks so much for your help.
Hi, we have 2 separate tickets flying from ORD to FLL via Spirit then running to our 2nd flight FLL to FPO flying bahamas air. It appears to be arriving terminal 4 going to 3. We are not checking bags. We have about 45 min. How far is the walk between terminals? Are we going to make it?

thank you!
I really don't think that's enough time. Especially considering that Spirit flights are frequently delayed.