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  • AA to LAN time concern
    Apr 18, 2014
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    I just learned that, in the interest of time, I should claim my checked bag when arriving MIA and make haste. I was not aware that I have to go through security again. Does this mean a huge general security line with my bag a second time? Or do I simply rush to LAN counter and check and then at some point go through security? My flight arrives at 1:50 pm and LAN leaves At 5:10 on a Wednesday.

     

    Correction, the incoming flight ifrom Charlotte is USAIR and this week appears to be using gate E4. Time concerns!

     

  • 50 min connection JFK-MIA-Cancun
    Apr 17, 2014
    1
    Is 50 minutes enough to connect if we are flying July 1 from JFK with a MIA connection and on to Cancun? We get into MIA at 8:35am and depart MIA at 9:25am. Thank you

     

    If both of your flights are on American then yes that should be enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • LAX > MIA > BGI and back.
    Apr 16, 2014
    2
    Hello. I'll be flying LAX > MIA > BGI on American Airlines. I have 1:45 time between flights on the way there (LAX > MIA > BGI). And then I have a 2:30 layover in MIA on the return flight (BGI > MIA > LAX). Will I have enough time to make both connections? Do I need to recheck bags?

     

    Yes, you should have enough time both ways. On your way to Barbados you won't have to do anything with your bags, however, on the way back you will go through US immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, then re-check them, then go through security.

     

    Awesome! Thank you for the info :)

     

  • Transfer times
    Mar 31, 2014
    2
    We are flying from London to Miami (BA) in April and have 4 hours to get on to an AA flight to Guatemala - hand luggage only. Should be OK? But coming back in from Belize to Miami we only have 2 hours to get our BA flight back to London (hand luggage). Will we make it? Coming back from

     

    On the way there you will have plenty of time. The way back will be a little trickier but still should be enough time as long as your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • Connection Time AA
    Feb 24, 2014
    1
    I am bookings awards tix on AA and wondering if an hour connection time is sufficient. I arrive in MIA from DCA at 9:40am then the connecting flight to SKB is at 10:50am. Is that enough time? I will be travelling with a toddler.....thoughts?

     

    Yes that should be plenty of time. All AA flights are connected inside security.

     

  • JFK to MiA with Aa then MIA to NAS with bahamasair
    Feb 5, 2014
    1
    Do I have enough time to check in with bahamasair? Arrive in MIA with AA at 6:45pm and flying to Nassau with Bahamasair at 8:40 pm on valentine's day,I know the terminals are different, I will have only carry on baggage.

     

    The Bahamasair website says that you have to check in 2 hours before the flight, however they then say they accept baggage up to 1 hour before the flight, so chances are you'll be OK if you're there 90 minutes before the flight and just say your inbound flight was delayed.

     

  • horrible
    Jan 4, 2014
    0
    Poor service, walked out.

     

  • Connecting from MIA to Mexico
    Dec 9, 2013
    1
    We are coming in on AA from Guadeloupe and connectng on AA to MEX, will 1hr 50 mins be enough (if the flight arrive on time), moreover 23 Dec is the last Sat before X'mas, if we miss this connecting flights all our travel plans will be messed up as we have domestic flights to catch In MEX the following morning.What the risk of missing the connecting flight given the current situation in the immigration clearance in MIA airport? What time do the gates usually close on aa, an hr before? Does that mean we have only 50 mins to leave the plane,find our way to pick up our baggaes,find our way to immigration, wait to clear, come back in ,check baggages again and run to gate?? Should we modify our plans now( will cost us some losses) to prepare for the worst to ease some stress. Any helpful suggestion would bemost appreciated as this will be the first time we transit in MIA

     

    That should be enough time. Gates do not close that early. They probably won't even start boarding until 30-45 minutes before the flight.

     

  • Arriving Delta, Leaving Lan Ecuador
    Nov 20, 2013
    7
    With construction going on, what terminal will Lan Ecuador flights to Ecuador be leaving from? (on Dec. 5, 2013) I have 2 1/2 hours between arrival/departure, must pick up bags and get to Lan Ecuador in that time. Enough time? Suggestions?

     

    LAN Ecuador flights leave from Concourse J of the South Terminal. What airline are you flying in to MIA?

     

    I'm arriving from Kansas City on Delta.

     

    Regarding travel from Miami to Ecuador: Will I have to do anything else when I arrive at MIA, other than get my checked luggage from Delta... and then check in at the LanEcuador desk?

     

    Well, other than having to go through security again after you check in with Lan Ecuador, no, you won't have to do anything in MIA. Also, no airlines fly nonstop from Kansas City to Miami - I'm assuming that if you're flying Delta that you also have a connection in Atlanta, is that correct?

     

    Yes. I connect in Atlanta. I've assumed that all of the Delta gates (arrival and departure) are in the same terminal there, but I guess I'd better find out for sure. I have a couple of hours there, so lack of time shouldn't be a problem. Any suggestions?

     

    Yes, all Delta gates at MIA are in the South Terminal concourse H, close to where you will check in with LAN Ecuador.

     

    Thanks. You've been extremely helpful!

     

  • From Boston to Barbados via MIAMI- 1 hr between flights. enough time?
    Nov 11, 2013
    1
    Hello I land in Miami, from Boston, at 9:00am and depart to Barbados at 10:05am. Do I have enough time to make the connection?

     

    Yes, all you will have to do in Miami is go from your first gate to your second. Assuming both flights are on American, they are all connected beyond security.

     

  • Lan Airlines
    Oct 17, 2013
    1
    I am picking up someone on LAN flight 2514 tomorrow morning. Where should I meet her after she gets thru customs?

     

    Your party will arrive at the South Terminal which houses Concourses H & J and corresponding gates. International Arrivals will be processed at Arrivals J - meet your party outside of Arrivals J or at the Information counter.

     

  • Michele
    Aug 28, 2013
    0
    Where is the US Post Office located and how can you access it from terminal D

     

  • Miami Concourse J to Miami Concourse D
    Aug 14, 2013
    1
    How can I go to Miami Concourse J, when i arrived at Miami Concourse D?

     

    Take the SkyRide Connector, which is a series of moving walkways on Level 3 of the terminal.

     

  • Traveling from St. Marteen to Boston via Miami connection
    Jul 8, 2013
    2
    I will be traveling at the end of July 2013 from St. Marteen stopping in MIA for my connecting flight to Boston. This is my first time traveling via MIA, I have 2 hrs from my arrival Gate D8 to my departure flight Gate D33 and I am a bit worried that I may miss my connecting flight. After I have passed through Passport control, how do I make my way through the airport to get to my connecting flight on time? I won't have any baggage to claim, I will only have a carry-on luggage. Thank you.

     

    All you have to do is go back to the departures level and go back through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time assuming immigration isn't a total mess (it has been pretty bad in MIA lately).

     

    Thank you, I will keep my fingers crossed

     

  • Kingston - Miami - Vegas
    Jun 30, 2013
    1
    We aree arriving at MIA from Kingston on a saturday afternoon at 2.55PM and have a connection from MIA to LAS leaving at 4.30 PM. Both flights with AA We are flying business class for both flights. 2 questions : 1.Do we have to retrieve our luggage and re-check it? 2. I know it is going to depend on how many flights arrive at that time, but do those of you who know think that we will be able to do this connection? Thanks

     

    Yes, you will have yo reclaim your baggage in immigration then re-check it with American when you exit customs. It will be very tight. Immigration has been really bad at MIA lately. Unfortunately if you miss your connection there are no flights from Miami to Las Vegas until the next morning, however, they might be able to re-book you connecting through dallas.

     





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