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  • Flight connection from BA209 arriving 6.00pm
    Jul 29, 2014
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    I am arriving on Sunday 10th August from London on BA209 and have a connection at 7.40pm US Airways to Tampa. Arriving on business class but connecting to coach. Will I make it or likely have to rebook to a later flight to Tampa?

     

    BA209 arrives at 5:06 PM? Yes, you should have plenty of time, especially considering that you will be getting off first due to being in Business class.

     

  • Will I make it to my connecting flight?
    Jul 28, 2014
    1
    I leave Lima and connect to Miami International with a 2 hour 25 minute layover before my flight to Reagan leaves. With American Airlines. I know I have to go through immigration, claim and recheck my baggage and then go through customs. Will I have enough time and if not, how soon does the next flight from Miami to Reagan take off? So worried I do not want to stay the night and if I do will the airline really pay for it? Thank you

     

    You should have enough time if your flight from Lima is on-time. I can't tell you what time the next MIA-DCA flight on American is unless I know which flights you are currently booked on.

     

  • baggage
    Jul 15, 2014
    1
    Hi I'm flying from Philadelphia to Miami, and from Miami to Santo Domingo, DR. I wanted to know if I have to re-check my baggage in Miami or does the airline automatically sends the baggage to the final plane? Thank you!

     

    On your way to Santo Domingo you will not have to do anything with your baggage in Miami. On the way back you will have to claim it after you go though US Immigration, go through US Customs, and then re-check it with US Airways/American immediately afterwards, then go to the departure level and through security for your flight to PHL.

     

  • Connection time
    Jul 12, 2014
    1
    Hi. I have a connection in Miami of 1 hour 35 minutes. I land in terminal D from Providenciales (Turks and Caicos) at 5:03. I have to get through customs, and depart at 6:40 PM to Philadelphia on a flight operated by US Aiways from Terminal E. Do I have enough time? When are the busiest hours at Miami's immigration hall? Thanks.

     

    You arrive at Concourse D of the North Terminal, go through passport check, retrieve bags, go through customs clearance, then re-check-in bag on level 2 from which you connect to your next flight - which is in the Central Terminal, Concourse E - having gates E2-11 on level 2 & satellite gates E20-33 reached from level 4. Your transfer time should suffice. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/mia,then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • 1h35 is enough?
    Jul 4, 2014
    1
    I arrive at Miami from Brasil in a TAM flight at 06:18pm and have a connecting flight to LAX leaving at 7pm:55; in a American Airlines flight. I will only be taking hand luggage, will there still be enough time to clear immigration and make my flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time but you will have to hurry.

     

  • Connecting through MIA from the DR
    Jul 3, 2014
    2
    Hello, I am flying on a Tuesday from Santo Domingo to MIA with a 2hr connection time to get to my flight for LAX. Will this be enough time to make my connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thank you for the reply. My flight is with AA and they have a pretty good track record for being on time with the early DR departure.

     

  • Connecting flight miami-Dallas
    Jun 26, 2014
    1
    I arrive at Miami from Grand Cayman at 3:20pm and have a connecting flight to Dallas leaving at 5:25pm; both flights are with US Airways. I will only be taking hand luggage, will there still be enough time to clear immigration and make my flight? Miami has a history of missed flights and delays due to building works and long immigration lines. I have another connection once in Dallas only 2 hours between so timing is important.

     

    Actually both of your flights will be operated by American. 2 Hours should be enough time, but as you mentioned, things at Miami are a bit unpredictable, however, I've heard that immigration there has gotten a lot better than it once was.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Jun 22, 2014
    3
    Hi I am arriving in Miami International Airport from Orlando and have a connecting flight to Heathrow. Can anyone let me know the process? Do I have to check in again after arrival? Mixed information all around the web. Thxs

     

    Only international arrivals, including US citizens, need to go through the immigration/ customs procedure at US airports. Your arrival at & departure from MIA depends on which airline you take. Most likely, you will arrive at Midfield Concourse C/D, at C or D gates, & depart from either Z or H gates of the Main Terminal. Your boarding pass, as well as the overhead screens on arrival at IAD, should indicate flight & gate number. While the Aerotrain runs its continuous loop between the Main Terminal and Concourses A - C -C gates C1-30 & D gates D1-32 are connected by a walkway. Hurry! For more details, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/mia, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text. Note that if you use the same airline for both flights, or booked both flights on one ticket, your checked bags will arrive automatically at Heathrow where you need to go through their international arrivals procedure (open ifly.com/lhr) & click on 'Terminal Map'.

     

    Only international arrivals,including US citizens, need to go through the immigration/ customs procedure at US airports. Your arrival at & departure from MIA depends on which airline you take. Note that if you use the same airline for both flights, or booked both flights on one ticket, your checked bags will arrive automatically at Heathrow where you need to go through their international arrivals procedure (open ifly.com/lhr) & click on 'Terminal Map'.

     

    Please ignore sujun's nonsensical boilerplate responses. If both of your flights are on AA/BA you do not have to do anything with your bags in MIA. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will be connected inside security.

     

  • MCO - MIA- MEX
    Jun 13, 2014
    1
    I am travelling from orlando international to Mexico with AA. Flight 1638 arrives Miami international at 11.10am. Flight 1303 departs Miami 12.55pm. Is this sufficient time? Do I need to clear passport at Miami or will this take place in orlando? Do bags get checked through at orlando Ordovician I need to claim and recheck at Miami? Thanks :)

     

    Only a few minutes, you do not have to go through EU immigration, only security, and the Delta gates are usually all right next to each other.

     

  • Transferring from Concourse H to Concourse J
    Jun 9, 2014
    1
    Is it possible to go from Concourse H to Concourse J without having to exit the airside area and go through security to get onto Concourse J?

     

    There's not much you can do in the time you will be in New York. You could ride the train into the city but you'd have to turn right back around when you got there pretty much. You could take a cab to Flushing Meadows Corona Park where the 1964 World's Fair was, but it's not that interesting and you'd have to call to get a cab to take you back to the airport.

     

  • Connecting flight
    May 26, 2014
    1
    I am flying from Trinidad to orlando via American Airlines, there's a connection in Miami. The layover is about 2 hours, however the ticket was purchased as one ticket on AA website(I didn't book each flight separately). I know I will be pressed for time. Can anybody explain to me the procedure with regards to collecting and checking in baggage and immigration and security?

     

    You will arrive, be funneled towards immigration, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk with American. Then you will go up to the departure level and go through security and to your departure gate which will be in the same terminal.

     

  • connecting flight
    May 25, 2014
    1
    i have a flight connecting flight from montego bay jamaica to jfk and the switch over time is 1 hr and 40 minuites on american airlines...is that enough time

     

    At MIA, American Airlines uses both Concourses D & E of the North Terminal with corresponding gates. On arrival at MIA you need to go through international arrivals procedures. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/mia, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Connecting flight
    May 19, 2014
    2
    We are flying on a American eagle that has a arrival gate D60 it lands at 11 35 an and we have a connecting flight to San Juan PR 40 min at 12 15 pm later which we be at a gate D4.. Will we make it?

     

    At gate D60 walk to Skytrain Station 4 (serving gates D40-60 and get off at Skytrain Station 1, which stops near gate D17 & walk to D4. You have enough time.

     

    Is it on the same level as all the gates or do I have another level to go to THANKS

     

  • IAD > MIA > NASSAU - 35 minute connection in Miami to Nassau...??
    May 8, 2014
    1
    I will be boarding an American Airlines flight from Washington Dulles airport, arriving into Miami at 4:50. My connection to Nassau leaves at 5:35 on American Eagle. Is this enough time? I know they start boarding 30 minutes before take off, so by the time we deplane they will have already started boarding. I'm afraid that if we have to change terminals we won't make it, let alone a slight delay in our flight.

     

    At MIA, Both airlines serve at the North Terminal which has a one-mile-long Concourse D, served by the Skytrain at 4 stations: near gate D17, D20-25, D26-39 & E1-35 and D40-60 - taking minutes. Just follow signs.

     

  • Enough time for interconnecting flight to Orlando?
    May 7, 2014
    1
    Hi! We are a family of 4 travelling from London Heathrow via American Airlines to Miami on 22nd May. We have 2 hours and 10 minutes (if the flight is on time) to get our interconnecting flight to Orlando (also American Airlines). Is this enough time as I have heard many horror stories about immigration and baggage queues, etc. at Miami. I was wondering whether we should try and switch to the later Orlando flight which would give us 4 and a half hours in between flights. Also, are there any suggestions to speed things up? We booked the flights all at the same time if this makes any difference. Many thanks.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Immigration at MIA is much improved over the past.

     





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