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  • flying from SJO, connecting to SXM
    Mar 1, 2017
    Hi there, I would like to book a flight from SJO through MIA to SXM on AA, however they don't offer the two legs as a combined flight, there would be just over an hour in between flights. I am wondering if they do not offer them because you would have to go through customs in the US in order to pass through to fly to St Martin? Or can I stay in the same terminal arriving from Costa RIca and departing for St. Martin, thus an hour would be sufficient? Thank you!


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. That's why the connection is impossible.


  • shaya
    Feb 28, 2017
    Hi we will arrive on Austrian air at 3:15pm and then connect to Newark wit United at 5:40 pm, will we need to go thru security and if so will we able to use the lounges in J or F with our priority pass membership?


    United flights depart from G, so you won't be able to use the Priority pass lounge. Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Jax to Miami to Exuma
    Feb 28, 2017
    I fly into Miami gate E-20 @ 11:18 from JAX and then have a Flight departing Gate D60 @ 12:15. Do I need to claim my bag and recheck it since the second flight is international? I don't think I will have time to do all that also will I have to go through immigration when leaving the country? Sorry for the silly questions


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Miami if both flights are on the same reservation. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US.


  • Miami transit timing Grenada to London
    Feb 28, 2017
    Hi there - we are transiting through Miami from Grenada on the way to London. We are due to arrive in Miami at 7.07pm (American Airlines) and the flight to London (BA) leaves at 8.40pm. Is this likely to be too tight? (We will have the benefit of Executive Club membership with BA and are prepared to beg our way through immigration and to collect our checked in bags!) Any thoughts/opinions/comments welcome.


    An hour and forty minutes should be sufficient, but everything will depend on clearing customs and immigration. If you arrive on time, you should be okay as long as there aren't excessive lines. My experience has been that the busiest times are in the afternoon, so perhaps by early evening you should see less of a backup in Customs.


  • Connect from D to J
    Feb 28, 2017
    Arriving on American at Terminal D. Can I connect to Avianca in Terminal J without going through security?


    No, you cannot.


    Feb 28, 2017
    I'm flying from PHL on March 6th to MIA then on to PLS with an hour and 16 minute layover in MIA. Do I actually change planes in MIA?


    Both flights are on AA


    Yes, you will change planes in Miami, but all you have to do on your way to Providenciales is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Enough time to do immigration, bag claim and checkin domestic fly?
    Feb 26, 2017
    I will be arriving on AA908 on May 13 at 6:47, I have to make the immigration, claim baggage and recheck in the domestic flight to Orlando AA195 that departures at 9:30. I will be able to do the connection? I have different inteneraries!


    Yes, that should be enough time. You can show your second Itinerary to the check in agent in Buenos Aires and have your bags tagged through to Orlando. That way you can re-check your bags at the re-check desk after clearing customs instead of having to re-check your bags at the AA check-in desk.


  • Are concourses J and H connected airside?
    Feb 26, 2017
    Hey, my flight is in concourse H, but I would like to enter to a lounge located in J? Would I be able to move from H to J after security? Thanks.


    Yes, H and J are the two most modern concourses and are connected inside security.


  • Connection to SYD vis LAX
    Feb 24, 2017
    Hi, I'm travelling from Orlando to Sydney via MIA and LAX... layover in MIA is 42 minutes (airline is the same). Do you think this would be long enough to make connection? Thanks so much in advance!


    That's enough time - all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, but it leaves no time to spare.


  • Australia-Cuba Connection Time
    Feb 22, 2017
    I'm travelling from Brisbane to Miami via Los Angeles. I arrive at Miami at 4.08pm on AA and want to book a flight Miami-Havana at 6.35pm also with AA but the tickets won't be on the same booking. Is that enough time to make the flight?


    Yes, that's enough time. You will have cleared US Immigration and Customs at LAX so all you have to do in Miami is claim and re-check your bags. You might even be able to get the Qantas agent in Brisbane to check your bags through to Havana by showing your confirmation to HAV - (you'll still have to claim your bags to go through US Customs in LAX, but then you won't have to do anything with your bags in Miami).


  • YYZ - MIA - SJU
    Feb 21, 2017
    Hi, first trip to San Juan. We fly Air Canada to MIA landing 11:30am. I need to get to AA for 2:00 departure. I have never been to Miami and its looks very complicated. Could anyone help walk me through the procedure of claiming bags and getting to the AA departure. I am worried if I make a mistake we might miss our flight. Thank you so much


    You will arrive in Terminal J, claim your bags, then follow the walkways to Terminal D, re-check your bags with American and go through security. You should have enough time.


    Thank you.


  • Transfer
    Feb 18, 2017
    If I arrive from Jamaica to Miami at 17:24 with America airlines and then have a connecting flight to Madrid also with America airlines at 19:15 do I have enough time? If I didn't what would happen?


    That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. if you miss your connection you will probably be rebooked on the Madrid flight the next day as it's unlikely there are any later departures to Europe that evening.


  • What connection would you recommend?
    Feb 16, 2017
    Hi, I Arrive at MIA at 4:38am on an AA flight from Quito. Will I be able to make a 7am AA flight to Dallas? There's another flight to Dallas at 9am but that will only give me a one hour layover to catch the last American eagle flight of the day to my hometown. Trying to decide on the best option, knowing delays can always happen. Any advice? - The international and domestic AA tickets were purchased separately, Thanks


    The 7 AM flight should be no problem.


  • Is this enough time to change gates
    Feb 16, 2017
    Have booked AA flight Orlando-Mia-Punta Cana We delibertaley booked the early morning MCO-MIA segment to have plenty of time to change gates for the PUJ flight AA have just emailed they have changed our flights, and now we only have 40 minutes to change gates in MIA Worried this is not enough time, and even if we get on PUJ flight, worried not enough time for our luggage to get on the PUJ flight with us


    You can call AA to reject the schedule change and either ask for a refund or different flights. I agree that 40 minutes, while theoretically possible, is too risky.


  • Curacao to Canada with connection in MIA
    Feb 14, 2017
    Hi, I'm flying with AA from Curacao to British Columbia, with connecting flights in Miami and then Dallas. I arrive in Miami at 10:15 and depart for Dallas at 12:15. A couple of questions (1) do I collect my luggage first and then go thru US customs or will it go all the way through because I'm travelling with AA the entire trip? (2) will 2 hours be enough time to get from arrival to departing gates? Thank you!


    Yes, in Miami you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


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