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  • Australia-Cuba Connection Time
    Feb 22, 2017
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    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
    2
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     

  • Layover and luggage
    Feb 13, 2017
    1
    We are flying AA (both flights) from Boston to Miami, with a 1.5 hour layover and then on to St Lucia. As there are no flights after this until the next day, I want to be sure we have enough time. We usually fly in the day before but this time we are not. I am hoping that this is plenty of time but I know in the past we have had to go clear across the airport with Tram, etc. on our return flights and it took a long time to get to our connecting gate. Do we have to claim our luggage from the first flight or does it go directly to our connecting flight. It seems from some of the posts that the terminals are closer together. We flew two years ago through Miami to Mexico and prior to Turks but don't ever remember the gates being that close.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will not have to go all the way across the airport. All you have to do on your way to St. Lucia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • ATL - MIA - BGI
    Feb 13, 2017
    1
    Hi, I'm getting into MIA at 8.46am mar 20th (flight # 958) from ATL and connecting flight to BGI at 9:44am (flight # 1089)-both on american airlines. Will this be enough time? Would it be faster to request special assistance if I am pregnant to minimize stress of connection? If I miss flight to BGI, will I placed on next available flight free of charge?

     

    All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you do miss your connection because the first flight is delayed, you will be put on the next flight to Bridgetown, but it's not until 6:25 PM.

     

  • Buenos Aires -> Miami -> Chicago
    Feb 12, 2017
    1
    Hello! I already bought a ticket to go to Miami and will be arriving at 17.00hs... the last flight to Chicago is at 20.20hs. Both flights would be American Airlines. Can I make it? is it too risky? First time going abroad but I will probably study what to do there beforehand. Thanks.

     

    Yes, that is possible.

     

  • IAH-GCM connecting through MIA
    Feb 12, 2017
    1
    what is distance from Arrival gate to departure gate

     

    You won't know your exact gates until the day of your flight, but if both flights are on American, then all American gates are connected inside security and all you have to do on the way to Grand Cayman is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Varadero-Miami-Munich
    Feb 10, 2017
    1
    my flight from Varadero-Cuba is supposed to arrive at 1:55pm in the North Terminal. I will have to claim for luggage and go through the customs again (I guess). The flight for Munich is at 4:50 in the South Terminal. That will be on a Saturday. Do you think I have enough time ? Thanks!

     

    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Staying at Miami International Airport Hotel
    Feb 10, 2017
    1
    We are flying into Miami, spending the night at the hotel, and leaving for Cuba the next day. How do you get to the Miami International Airport after picking up our luggage. Assuming we can walk to Terminal E but will we have to go through security again?

     

    You will just take your bags to the check-in counter of the airline you are flying to Cuba, check your bags, and go through security.

     

  • LHR - MIA - MEX
    Feb 15, 2017
    2
    Hello, I will be arriving at MIA from LHR next Tuesday, 18h45. Only hand luggage. Really hoping to catch a flight to Mexico at 20h19. Do you think it is feasible? Thanks.

     

    With hand luggage, it's just possible if both flights are on American.

     

    Proud to say that I have made it. :) The second flight was with Volaris. But it took me less that 15 minutes to go through migration, 15 minutes to drop my suitcase at the volaris counter, 5 minutes to go through security... increadibly efficient. Then I waited for almost an hour to board my next flight. :)

     

  • GIG-MIA-AUS
    Feb 10, 2017
    3
    I am arriving on March 20 at 4:35 am from GIG to MIA. I only have a carry on. I have a connecting flight with United at 6:10am. Is this possible? Thanks!

     

    I meant to add that I will be coming in from GIG on American Airlines.

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. You'll have to run across the airport to get to your United flight. I'm guessing you're stopping in Houston first? (United doesn't fly from Miami to Austin).

     

    Thats correct. A stop in Houston. I think its probably best i pick a different flight. :( thanks for your reply!

     

  • AA London-Miami-Santa Domingo
    Feb 10, 2017
    1
    I am travelling from London to Dom republic via Miami with American Airlines. Will I have to clear customs & immigration as have only 2 hours?

     

    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

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