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  • Checked luggage??
    Sep 8, 2016
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    I am flying from Atlanta to Miami. I will have a 5 and a half hour layover in Miami & then I am flying on to Lima Peru. Will I have to retrieve my checked baggage in Miami & recheck it for the next flight to Peru? Will I have to go through another security check? I haven't flown in over 13 years! Feeling very nervous about the whole thing!

     

    Are both flights on the same reservation or two separate reservations? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without that information.

     

  • Help carring baggage
    Sep 3, 2016
    1
    I'm going to the US with my wife y two little kids. I'm arriving with 12 suitcases and 8 boxes. Is there a service that we can pay to help us with our baggage at the carrousels.

     

    Most airports do not have such a service. You should pack a foldable cart (or multiple ones) in your baggage.

     

  • Luggage pick-up
    Aug 31, 2016
    1
    I am flying from SCL to MIA to MXP, with a 13-hour layover in MIA (4:30AM to 5:30PM). I do NOT want my bags checked all the way through-- I want to grab them when I land in MIA. Is this possible, or am I forced to check them all the way through? How do I make sure I can get them in MIA? (Note this is an International-to-International connection).

     

    I forgot to mention, both flights are with American Airlines.

     

  • will I need to recheck luggage?
    Jul 9, 2016
    1
    I am flying from toronto to maimi to grenada will I need to recheck my luggage? can I leave airport? 6 hr layover

     

    If both flights are on American you don't have to do anything with your bags in Miami. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. Yes, you can leave the airport if you want but you will have to go through a long security line when you return.

     

  • Need to know gate e number Qatar airways miami airport
    Jun 23, 2016
    1
    What gate does Qatar airline arrived in Miami?? Where do i go to call shuttle for the court yard hotel miami??

     

    Qatar Airways will arrive in the Central Terminal concourse E.

     

  • connecting internationally from Amsterdam
    Apr 5, 2016
    2
    I may arrive to Miami from Amsterdam with AA in june.. via technical landing in Philly. European citizen, and i will connect to Barranquilla (Colombia) the next day. Also with AA, do i need to claim baggage for the night? do i need to pass security when connecting internationally? and how complicated will that be?

     

    In Philadelphia 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 to your departure gate. In Miami all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks for claryfying answer

     

  • Re-check bag in Miami?
    Mar 31, 2016
    1
    I am traveling from Nicaragua to Washington, DC, via Miami. In Miami do I need to collect my bag & re-check it? I have heard both answers so I want to clarify.

     

    Yes, when you arrive to the USA, from any country, you have to go through Immigration, then claim your bags and go through Customs. After that you are basically on the street out of the safe zone, so you have to recheck your bags. Some airlines will take them right away out of Customs, some other airline require you to go back to the checkin counter. Exception: Canada, you do immigration and customs at the Canadian airport so you arrive domestic to the USA

     

  • Short Layover
    Mar 4, 2016
    1
    I am flying into MIA from CUR (curacao) for only 1:45 and then taking WESTJET to Toronto. Do i have to collect my baggage and clear customs and recheck it or will it be transferred for me to the next flight? If I need to do it myself, is 1 and a half hours enough time to clear customs and make my next flight? Thank you!

     

    Were both of your tickets purchased on the same reservation or two separate reservations?

     

  • Immigration & Baggage
    Mar 1, 2016
    1
    We are flying to Miami from London Heathrow (British Citizens) and then onto Orlando all with American Airlines. Will we need to go through Immigration etc and pick up our bags and then recheck?

     

    Yes, in Miami you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • ???skycap
    Feb 28, 2016
    1
    I am arriving on American and need to rebook my baggage on dleta can I pre-book a skycap to meet us and take us to delta speedily ??

     

    No, you can't. Most airports don't even have them anymore.

     

  • Connecting Flights
    Jan 8, 2016
    1
    Arriving in MIA from Antigua coming off vactation, have 2:33 mins to make connecting flight to Charlotte, have a couple suitcases. Will that be enough time? Will be on 11/26, thinking that's cutting close due to Thanksgiving.

     

    That should be enough time.

     

  • connecting
    Oct 19, 2015
    1
    hi I HAVE a connecting to miami is the luggage are transfert or i have to go to the baggage claim and check it again

     

    Where are you connecting from and to and what airline are you flying?

     

  • Flying from Chicago to Miami
    Dec 25, 2014
    1
    Hi, I was flying on AA from Chicago to Trinidad and I was told twice in Chicago and twice in Miami that I did not have to go through customs and recheck my bag and that my bag was checked all the way through. I had an overnight stay in Miami and so I went to baggage claim just to make sure. My bags were not there. I am in Trinidad now and my bags are NOT here. Was I supposed to go and collect my bags and then transfer it across like I had done for years? Did 4 people get it wrong? Is there a chance I will get my bags back?

     

    Overnight connections are a crapshoot. Your bags are probably still in Miami. If they didn't come out on the carousel there was nothing you could do. Contact AA.

     

  • Do you have to collect your baggage?
    Nov 30, 2014
    1
    Hi, I am arriving in Miami International Airport from Dallas (originally from South Korea) at 10:36 pm on Dec. 3, 2014 and leaving for Grand Cayman the next morning at 11:20 am. I am going to stay at a hotel inside the airport. Do I need to collect my baggage and go through immigration, customs and everything at Miami arirport? Please let me know. Thank you!

     

    All international arrivals in the U.S. will need to go through the immigration process - in your case it will be at Dallas AP. If you bought your flights on one ticket your bags will automatically be transferred, if not, check with your airline.

     

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