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  • Flying from Chicago to Miami
    Dec 25, 2014
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    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.

     

  • Aa from San Juan to MiA then London
    Jun 11, 2014
    1
    I have an American Airlines flight from San Juan to Miami then onward with British Airways to London. Will my baggage be checked thru to London or do I need to collect and recheck at MiA. Also will I need Agriculture check at SJ?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs and then re-check your bags with US Airways at the re-check desk. Your bags will be tagged through to CLT in Doha (or your original point of origin) but you still have to do this. At that time of the morning your transfer should take 60-90 minutes.

     





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