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  • MIA to TLH
    Jun 9, 2015
    Hi, I am a non US resident and will be travelling to TLH from MIA. I am travelling on student visa and got 2.5 hrs layopver at MIA. Is this sufficient for clearing immigration process and catch connecting flight for TLH ?


    Yes, that should be enough time for an international to domestic connection. Where are you flying to Miami from?


    I am flying from London,Heathrow to Miami


  • Laguardia to miami to kingston jamaica
    Jun 3, 2015
    is 1hr 16min layover enough time landing at laguardia AA to connect to AA miami to kingston


    Yes, it should be. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Miami.


  • immigration help at us border
    Apr 20, 2015
    Hi I'm not sure that can I ask this question? My question is that can my mother go with my friend to immigration counter together?


    No, she cannot.


  • 1h 15 min Layover
    Jun 3, 2015
    Hello, I'm going to be going to Canada with American Airlines from CUR. Now my connecting flight from miami to canada is 1h15 mins. Is that enough time. And since its an International Flight to an International Location, I do not need to recheck my bags right? Is the customs and stuff enough for 1h15 mins? THanks


    You do not have to claim your bags in Miami since it;s international to International, however, you will still have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. It will be very difficult to do that in 75 minutes. Hope that your flight from Curucao is arriving early.


    Thank you for the reply, My flight from Curacao leaves at about 3 pm, and arrives there at 6:30pm. Then I have a 1h 15min laoyver to Montreal. Either that, or I have another option that leaves at 8 am, and arrives at 11:30 am, however the layover is still 1:15h. Which is better, and so in conclusion, the layover won't be enough? Thank you


    At least with the 8 AM flight they could probably re-book you to Montreal connecting in Chicago, Philadelphia, or New York if you miss your connection in Miami. With the later connection, it's more likely you'd be stuck in Miami overnight.


    Thank you so much for the information. I changed my flights to the 8 AM one, and got a 3h3o min layover with that. However, my returning flight from Montreal to Miami, I only have 1h 40 min layover to curaƧao. Better than the 1h 15 mins. But now that's the only connection I have to worry about. Will I be fine there? Thank you so much again.


    Yes, that should be fine.


  • South Beach
    Mar 14, 2015
    There are 6 adults in our group with a 7 hour layover. Heading to Aruba . Is it wise to go to South Beach


    You would have about 2 hours to spend there before having to go back to the airport. Traffic in Miami is pretty bad.


  • Connection time on Rome - Miami - Cancun route
    Mar 2, 2015
    We are European citizens. At the end of July we will arrive from Rome to Miami with the Alitalia and go further with another airlines (separate ticket) to Cancun. Should we go through the immigration, pick up the luggages and check-in again? What time should we keep between the two flights to be sure to reach the flight to Cancun?


    Yes, upon arrival in Miami you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then you will need to take your bags to your second airline and re-check them and go through security. You will need at least 3 hours for your transfer. You will also have to complete ESTA prior to your trip.


  • long layover
    Feb 11, 2015
    I have a 13 h waiting time in Miami, from 9 pm to 10am.... what can one do during such long time? Are there restaurants and services open during night?


    This link has all the info you need - http://www.sleepinginairports.net/usa/miami.htm


  • Three and a half hour layover in Miami
    Feb 9, 2015
    Hi. We are traveling to costa rica this Sat and have a three and a half hour layover in MIA. Both flights are american so I assume we will not have to do anything with our bags. Is this enough time to leave for a little while or do we need to remain in the airport the full time?


    It's not really enough time to see anything. Sure you could leave, the the Miami airport isn't really close to anything and there is very bad traffic around it.


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