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  • connecting flights
    Jul 27, 2016
    Hello we are travelling ti miami via orlando and then to cancun with same airline do we have to clear customs and can we go out of airport


    SO you are flying ???-Orlando-Miami-Cancun? If so there is no US Customs when leaving the US. You can leave the airport in Miami if you want, but you have to go through security again when you return, so be prepared, it can take awhile. Also the Miami airport isn't really close to anything worth seeing.


  • Flying Toronto to Rio de Janeiro with connection in Miami
    Jul 25, 2016
    First time fliers, headed to Rio from Toronto with a connection at MIA, all on AA. Arrive at MIA at 8:20pm and depart at 10:20pm. Do we have lots of time? Not sure if we have to go through security again or not.


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so all you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.




  • Connecting flight
    Jul 24, 2016
    I'm flying from Quito to Los Angeles with connecting flight in Miami. My flight from Quito gets to Miami at 7:20pm and Los Angeles flight is at 9:30pm. Is that enough time to collect my bag and go through security line? Both flights are AA.


    You won't have to claim your bag since you are on an International to International connection all on AA. You do have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You should have just enough time.


  • Flight connection time
    Jul 24, 2016
    I am flying from London on british airways arriving in Miami airport at 14:50. then i have a connecting flight to Caracas on SBA airlines at 17:00 same day. is that enough time to clear immigration, collect bags then check in for the next flight?


    That will be very difficult since you will have to transfer your bags between airlines yourself.


  • Enough time?
    Jul 23, 2016
    Flying from Lima Peru on LAT arriving at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday. Will have to go through customs and immigration. I have a 10:10 a.m. flight to Chicago, will that be enough time? Do I have to leave security and go back through?


    That should be barely enough time. Yes, once you go through customs and re-check your bags you will be outside security. You will have to go back through security in your departure terminal.


  • Connecting Flight Miami to Cancun
    Jul 21, 2016
    Coming from Portugal with TAP will arrive at Miami 03:10 PM terminal 1. After proceeding from Us Customs Passport Control and collect Bagage will get the AA flight to Cancun Schedule to 06:20 at terminal 3. According to my previous experiences Miami is quite busy and waiting time on line to Us Customs clearance too long. Once I will manage to obtain electronic chek-in, 3 hrs time between flights are enought ?? How in advance do I have to chek bagage at AA counter ???


    You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to have your bags checked with AA by 5:20.


  • Miami to London (100 minutes connection) is it enough?
    Jul 21, 2016
    I am travelling with my family, US passport, to London from Quito to London, the issue is only 100 minutes for connection, is it enough?


    Both Flights are in American Airlines, connection in Miami


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.


  • Delta to American
    Jul 17, 2016
    I fly into Miami on Delta and my flight to Orlando is on American. Do I need to go to baggage claim to get my bag and go to departures to check in and go back through security?


    Yes, you do. You'll want at least 2.5 hours between flights.


  • Toronto to Caracas
    Jul 17, 2016
    Hello, I will be landing in MIA from Toronto with American Airlines at 9:57am on a Tuesday. I then have to connect to another American Airlines flight due to leave at 11:21am. Is this layover of less than 1.5 hours enough? And, will my luggage be transferred from one flight to the other or will I have to claim and recheck it?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Caracas is just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Is 50 minutes enough time to connect AA dometic to AA International
    Jul 14, 2016
    American Airline just sent me a notice that the domestic flight I have a reservation on has had a time change. I am connecting on AA to Liima Peru. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Lima is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Time to allow for connection
    Jul 14, 2016
    I am arriving into MIA airport at 4:28 am from Ecuador and have a connecting flight to CLT at 6:30 am. Is 2 hours enough time to go through customs and recheck my bags? All flights are through AA.


    Since you are arriving extremely early in the morning, that should be enough time.


  • LA to Miami to South America
    Jul 13, 2016
    The entire itinerary will be on American. When traveling from LAX to Buenos Aires with a stop in Miami, is a 2 hour layover long enough? Similarly, how long do I need on the Buenos Aired to Miami to Los Angeles layover? I know it's longer than outboard because of customs and things. Thanks!


    Yes, on your way to Buenos Aires all you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate - you have plenty of time. On the way back I'd want at least 2 hours, preferably a little more.


  • 40 min layover- please provide tips
    Jul 11, 2016
    I'm flying to Miami from Atlanta and will land at 8:54 AM. My next flight is to the Grand Cayman Islands at 9:44 AM. This is my first time at the Miami airport. Can you please provide any tips or suggestions?


    FYI, I'm flying American Airlines


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All AA gates are connected inside security. You have enough time if your flight from Atlanta is on-time.


  • connection time
    Jul 10, 2016
    We are Canadians landing in Fort Lauderdale, taxi to Miami, taking a direct flight Miami to New Orleans arriving at Miami airport 2PM AA flight to new Orleans leaves at 3.30pm as they moved up the flight time, will we have enough time, as we are seniors and need some help


    No, that is impossible. You need to get a refund from the airline that changed your flight and book something else.


  • Enough Connection time ?
    Jul 9, 2016
    Hello, Im planning to take AA from Grand Cayman arriving at 10.34am and connecting onto AA to Belize city at 12.20pm. I would like to know if I have enough connection time? Is it thru the same terminal and also would I have to re checking my bags. My travel agent said I need a minimum of 2 hours and that Miami has been really busy lately. thanks In advance


    Yes, 2 hours is about right. You should not have to claim and re-check your bags since it is an International to International connection all on AA. This will be a bit difficult if your flight from Grand Cayman doesn't arrive a little early.


    Thanks for the reply! So if my flight does reach on time I will have to make a run for it then! Do you know if I have to change terminals? All I have to do is immigration and security again right?


    Both flights should be in the same terminal. All you have to do is OneStop Immigration and Customs and then go through security.


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