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  • Freeport-Miami-Helsinki
    Aug 30, 2016
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    Hi, I m looking for a flight that has a tight 1 h 29 min layover in Miami. We ll get on in Freeport, change in Charlotte and be in Miami at 22.26. The connection is at 23.55 via Finnair to Helsinki, wich leaves us 1h 29 min if the flights are on time. Will we have enough time to make it?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Freeport.

     

  • Layover
    Aug 30, 2016
    1
    I am travelling to London from Trinidad and Tobago and I am passing through Maimi with american airlines and leaving miami with british airways, My layover is two hours. Will I have enough time to clear customs and retrieve my baggage and get to my next flight ?

     

    That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Brazilians flying from GRU (Brazil) to MIA
    Aug 26, 2016
    2
    Hello, I'll be arriving MIA (LATAM) 6pm on a saturday and my connection flight for LAS is 8:17pm (AA). Will I have enough time? 2 people with 1 checked bag each. Thanks

     

    That will be very difficult. The LATAM flight arrives on the other side of the airport from where your AA flight departs.

     

    So, we'll have to run to see if we can make it! As we're already checked-in, how many minutes can we get on the airplane before it takes off, considering it's a domestic flight? Thanks ZAP.

     

  • Very little transit time
    Aug 25, 2016
    3
    Hi, I am traveling from Cayman islands to Miami and towards los angeles as a visitor..I have only 1hr 40 min layover at Miami.I m not planning to carry luggage just a hand bag with me..will it be enough time to go through Immigration..my arrival time at Miami is at 1:45 pm..and also im flying same airlines..i.e.AA

     

    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Can you give overview of Miami airport and how can i go through these process (like, Distances between concourse and how can speed up my process...) Thanks..

     

    Everything will be in the same terminal. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go up to the departure level, go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Connecting Flight - LGA - MIAMi - Lima
    Aug 17, 2016
    3
    Hi there We are flying in two weeks from New York LGA to Lima. We have booked the flight with AA and we have to change in Miami airport to our flight to Lima. I am quite worried as we are supposed to land in Miami at 16:43 and our connecting flight is at 17:59. Our luggage is being checked in straight to Lima so we don't have to claim it but I am still worried there is not enough time - I am not sure whether we need to go to customs. Also, I think we are landing in North termina, gatel D and our flight will be from South terminal, gate J. We were told it shouldn't be an issue as it is valid connecting flight but I am still bit worried. Do you have any similar experience?

     

    That is plenty of time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. If both flights are on AA then you do not leave from J - is your flight to Lima on LAN Peru?

     

    Thank you so much - yes, The flight should be AA but operated by LAN - so you think it is going to be fine? Is there any chance that AA are waiting for their connecting flights?

     

    The flight to Lima won't wait for you if you're late. You have enough time as long as your flight from LaGuardia is on-time. You just have to go to J and through security.

     

  • Flying from Portugal
    Aug 15, 2016
    1
    Arriving from Portugal on TAP airlines at 3:10pm @ Terminal 1. Departing onwards to Port of Spain via American Airlines at 6:05pm. Is this enough time? Should I nix the checked luggage if it isn't

     

    Without checked bags I think you can make it. With checked bags I think it would be very difficult.

     

  • 2:30 hrs From Miami to NY
    Aug 1, 2016
    3
    Hi, i'm chilean. I first arrive to Miami intern (AA flight) at 4:30 AM and then leave to JFK (Delta Flight) at 7:00 AM. Are 2:30 hrs enough time to go out and then claim luggage and go through immigration all over again?

     

    You should have just enough time to make that connection. Where are you flying into Miami from on AA?

     

    I arrive to Miami from Chile(i'm a chilean citizen).

     

    Yeah, that's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You'll have to hurry with your bags to the Delta check in in the South terminal complex.

     

  • Will layover time be adequate?
    Jul 4, 2016
    0
    Hello, I'm an student travelling to the US for the first time. My British Airways flight from London lands in Miami at 18:25. My next flight is at 20:16, American Airlines. I have a layover at Miami for 1 hour 50 minutes. Will this be enough to go through immigration, baggage claim and re-check, etc?

     

  • London Miami Phoenix
    Jul 4, 2016
    1
    I arrive from London via British Airways BA 209 at 18.25, @ Terminal 3 & I have a connecting flight Phoenix BA 4767 at 20.16. Considering I'm first time in U.S and have to pass thru Customs and Immigration, is the Layover time enough? And is BA 4767 British or American Airlines? Thanks!

     

    You might want to alow just a little longer time for Customs if your flight arrives late or gets delayed. Say 2hr 30min. BA 4767 is American. It says that because you bought it on British Airways & American is A Code share partner of British Airways. If everything goes smoothly and your first flight is on time you might have enough time, but you should alow a little bit longer like 2hr 30min.

     

  • Layover time
    Jun 14, 2016
    1
    Hello, I'm leaving from Charleston (USA) to Montréal (Canada) on friday, but the layerover is 53 min. Is it enough or not? Thank you

     

    If both flights are on American that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • 1hr 47min layover
    Jun 8, 2016
    0
    Coming from Las Vegas to Trinidad via MIA. Leaving Las Vegas @ 9:17am and arriving at MIA @ 5:10pm and then departing to Trinidad @ 6:57pm. Would I make my connecting flight? Do I still have to go through Immigration in MIA? Would my checked luggage be sent straight through to Trinidad. My both flights are on AA.

     

  • 3h20h layover
    Jun 8, 2016
    2
    In Aug. 10, I plan to have a 3h20m layover in Miami. Should arrive from Frankfurt at 14h50m and should depart to El Salvador at 1810h. I will have checked baggage and I am not American. Do I have enough time?

     

    Forgot to mention I would be using different airlines (arrive with Lufthansa, depart with Avianca)

     

    It's possible, especially if everything is on the same reservation.

     

  • Layover time (Domestic AA - Internation Qatar) 1 hour 10 min
    May 16, 2016
    1
    Will 1 hour 10 minutes be enough to get the connecting from Domestic flight (AA) to International flight (Qatar) on 28-May. First time to Miami, so need help.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. if both tickets are on the same reservation you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Afraid to miss connecting flight b/c of immigration lines
    Apr 22, 2016
    2
    Coming in to MIA from Paris. 2+ hours layover before flight to MCO. Is this enough time? We are only bringing carry-ons.

     

    With carry-ons only you should have enough time if both tickets are on the same reservation.

     

    They are! We will have to go through the visitors line though.

     

  • GUA-MIA-DCA
    Apr 13, 2016
    1
    I am traveling from Guatemala to Washington DC. I will arrive in Miami at 7PM, my connection to Washington is at 9:20. Is 2:20 hrs enough to catch my connection

     

    Yes, that should be just enough time assuming everything goes smoothly.

     

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