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i am intending to fly san franciso to miami via AA landing at 940pm and then miami to havana at 9am via delta. i dont want to stay in a hotel for the night, do you think i can sleep over at the departure gate, clear immigration, and then check in at 6am? travelling with only carry on, non-us citizen.
There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. You will have to leave the secure area overnight and spend the night in the check-in or baggage claim area of Terminal H/J and then go through security in the morning.
We are flying AA and will arrive MIA at 5.10 am and leave at 7:00 am. We only have carry on baggage. Is it enough time for us to catch the next flight at 7:00am?
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Considering we are not us citizens, will it be possible for us to go through US Immigration, customs, and security? ThX :))))
Yes, that is a very early arrival, it shouldn't be crowded then.
Hi, we are flying from Boston to Miami, with 1 hour and 18 minutes layover and then on to La Paz, Bolivia. Both flights are AA flights. We really concerned about the layover time since we have to go through the US custom. And we don't need to claim any luggage. Is the layover time enough for us? Do we have to go out of the terminal, go through the US custom and then enter into the terminal? Thank you very much.
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Bolivia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Hi I'm flying from Atlanta to Trinidad but I have to layover in Miami for about an 1 hr and 11 mins is that enough time to catch my flight I am flying with American Airlines
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Trinidad is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Will my check in luggage go straight to Trinidad or will I have to claim it in Miami and recheck it in
You don't have to do anything with your bags in Miami on the way to Trinidad.
Hello, I have a 4h layover and access to a lounge in terminal J past security but my flight departs from terminal D. Could I access it and the go to Terminal D?
No, J and D are not connected inside security.
Hi I'm going to Nicaragua my layover is 12 hrs in Miami am I go out and do stuff see the city eat !!do I have to go true immigration or coustoms ?pls i need to know
Where are you flying into Miami from? What is your citizenship?
I have a flight from San Jose Costa Rica to New York with a transit at Miami. Both flights are on AA. Is 1 hour 50 mins transit time enough? Do I have to go through immigration and pick up my check in luggage and recheck in luggage again?
That's just enough time. Yes, you have to do all that and then go through security.
I fly into MIA from Las Vegas and have 3 hours layover before International departure to Sao Paulo. Flights are booked with separate airlines. Will this be enough connection time to collect bags and re-check in including customs etc? Thanks
What airlines are you flying? There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
Flying from Vegas with American Airlines arrive MIA 16:00 depart MIA on Latam Airlines at 19:05 bound for Sao Paulo. Enough connection time? Thanks!
You have plenty of time. Just claim your bags from American, take them to the South Terminal complex, re-check them with LATAM, and go through security.
Thank you!
Hi, I have an American Airlines flight to MIA from San Jose (Costa Rica) arriving at 5.10pm and then have a Qatar flight at 7.40pm to Doha. Will there be enough time for this layover? Is there anything I must do to speed up the process? Thanks!
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hi There,
I am travelling from JFK to St.Kitts and have a connecting flights as from JFK to Miami with layover of 55 minutes and then Miami to St.kitts. Will that be enough time to get MIA-SKB flight? Do I have to have to re-check the bags in miami? Do I have to cross immigrations or customs in miami? both flights are AA and its a single ticket all the way. Can I check in the bags all the way from JFK-SKB? Or do i have chances that i will not get my bags in time?
Thanks for your help in advance.
All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on your way to St. Kitts. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. you have enough time.