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  • Will layover time be adequate?
    Jul 4, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


    Apr 13, 2016
    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.


  • 1 hour layover!
    Apr 11, 2016
    Hi, I'm getting into miami intern at 8.45pm and connecting flight to JFK at 9.50pm, both on american airlines - carry on luggage only, will this be enough? thanks


    Where are you flying into Miami from?


  • 5 hour layover
    Apr 11, 2016
    I have a 5 hour layover coming in from the Caribbean and going to Connecticut. I was hoping to leave the airport for lunch. Would I have enough time?


    I really don't think so, especially considering that MIA isn't exactly in the greatest neighborhood and traffic in Miami is pretty bad.


  • Layover 24 hours
    Apr 5, 2016
    In June i will have a layover of 24 hours. Is it anyway possible to leave the Airport inbetween to visit the city? Thanks for your answers


    Yes, you can. If you are arriving off an international flight you will already be outside security when you clear customs.


  • From Portugal to Miami and then to Caracas
    Mar 17, 2016
    Hi, I have a Flight with TAP from Portugal arriving in Miami at 15:10 and then a different flight with Santa Barbara Airlines from Miami to Caracas at 16:30. Will this be too short? As we are exiting the US should be easier I belive but will hate to miss the flight to Caracas. Any comments?


    This is completely impossible and the fact that you are exiting the US doesn't make anything easier. Absolutely do not book this.


  • overnight layover - hotel?
    Feb 24, 2016
    Family of 4 Flying ORD to CUN. Arriving 7:15pm into MIA, departing next morning 7:10am for CUN. Any reasonably priced hotels with free shuttle service - maybe close to dinner options. I'm thinking Luggage is checked through to CUN so will carry-on overnight stuff. Thanks for ideas!


    Your baggage likely won't be able to be checked through to Cancun due to the overnight connection.


    thank you for pointing that out - you prompted me to called AA and they confirmed that because the connection is within 12 hours, they will hold and transfer the bags to the next flight. Our flight is just 10 minutes under!!!! But, I will definitely confirm at the airport before leaving for the evening.


  • MIA
    Feb 13, 2016
    Coming from Punta Cana. Is a 2 and 1/2 hour layover enough time to go thru customs and security? Will have carry on luggage


    Yes, with carry-on only that should be plenty of time.


  • Layover 1.40 min in Miami
    Jul 3, 2016
    Hi, My family with 2 kids travelling from Delhi to London and from London to Miami and Miami to Costa Rica. In Miami they have 1.40 hour layover to catch another flight to Costa Rica. All AA flights. Would like to know if they have to pass to US immegration? Pick baggage and submit again? and is this time ok to take another flight? Please help with your valuable response.


    Yes, in Miami you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. Since you are on an International to International connection through MIA you will not have to claim your bags. You have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. If you are Indian or Costa Rican citizens you will need US Transit Visas.


    They have US Tourist Visa. Thanks for information. I am having bad experience with Houston US immegration, they have more then 40 counters and open counters are only 5-7 at a time which takes long time for immigration. Is it the same case in Miami?


    Miami is pretty bad too.


    I am travelling from Jamaica to Miami on the first flight and will arrive at 8:47am my second flight is at 9:38am. Is it at all possible to catch the flight. And oh I am not travelling with a luggage. Also both flights are AA.


    My second flight is to Atlanta


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