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Old Mar 3, 11, 1:23 am
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Transfering internationaly at FLL

Hi,
I plan to travel from Nassau to Newark in August and I'm thinking about using JetBlue for this travel.. their system offers me flight via FLL with only 25 minutes transfer time.. so I wonder - how big is our chance to make it? And what about baggage? When travelling from Europe to US, you have to pick-up you baggage at first US airport and check it in again, I believe that we couldn't make this in 25 minutes - so are rules different for Bahamas?

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Old Mar 3, 11, 5:47 am
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no need to worry. The airport in Nassau has a pre-clearance station. This means U.S. Customs and Immigration check is done there instead of at FLL. So once you arrive in FLL, it is treated as a domestic flight and you simply just go to your next flight to Newark. Your baggage will be transferred automatically

See here for more general info about pre-clearance.
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Old Mar 3, 11, 6:21 am
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It won't be a problem with immigration/customs but only 25 minutes is still pretty tight. Odds are you'll make it but that could get ugly.
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Old Mar 3, 11, 6:52 am
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Thanks. If I miss it, they just transfer me to next JetBlue flight? It should be OK too, as this flight is arriving at EWR at 12:09 (next flight at 17:41) and my onward connection to London departs at 23:10.. I just wonder what happens if next flight will be full...
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Old Mar 3, 11, 8:16 pm
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Thanks. If I miss it, they just transfer me to next JetBlue flight? It should be OK too, as this flight is arriving at EWR at 12:09 (next flight at 17:41) and my onward connection to London departs at 23:10.. I just wonder what happens if next flight will be full...
No worries, your flight should be okay and doesn't have any problems at all. If you preclearance from NAS and that won't be arrived your bags in FLL. Your bags will be automatically to EWR instead of going to FLL. TSA will have rescreening your bags again before ongoing to domestic flight. When you arrived in EWR and you have pick your bag up. Go to AirTrain and you have go to terminals B where you leave for international flight. B6 does not have interline baggage agreements.
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