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  • Two-hour layover
    Oct 6, 2016
    Flying to Orlando on Dec 18th and have only two hours to make this connection at the MIA airport. Is that enough time to do that?


    Where are you flying into Miami from and what airlines are you flying?


    After connecting in Miami, we are flying to Orlando, Fl. In fact, our airline just changed our itinerary so we only have 1 hour and 40 minutes to make the connection. We're flying in first class, I don't know if that will expedite the connection,


    Where are you flying into Miami FROM?


    Costa Rica


    OK, then that will be a fairly difficult connection but may be OK if you're in First class. In Miami you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Do I have enough time from HAV - MIA then MIA - MSY
    Oct 6, 2016
    Hi, I am flying with American AIrlines from Havana, Cuba landing in Miami 10:38am. My next flight (also American Airlines) is at 12:38pm from Miami to New Orleans. Do I have enough time to go through customs etc? I am travelling with 3 friends also.


  • connection time plus bag drop
    Oct 6, 2016
    travelling from orlando to miami via AA then transatlantic with BA due to arrive miami 8.30 with a 10pm BA flight as i booked domestic flight separate it appears i have to reclaim bags in miami and bag drop to BA they won't check my bags all the way through both BA and AA think we have time to to re check bars but I'm not confidenent i will have online checked in but i still feel this might be too short a time to get bags to desk. can anyone tell me howf far bag drop desks for BA are from AA baggage claim and if bag drops stay open later than check in desks getting worried now as being one world members i just assume we could link the booking re our suitcases any advice would be appreciated


    You do not have time to claim bags, re-check them, and go through security.


    There is a 6pm flight that lands at 7.10 giving me just under 3 hrs would that be enough time If so I'm going to contact our travel agent who booked these flights and get them to try to change flights Thank you for your help


  • Can I make layover of 1 hour from Trinidad to Miami to Houston
    Oct 4, 2016
    Traveling from Trinidad and landing in Miami on a 6:52pm with a 8;10pm flight to Houston--will have carry on bag and have global entry card-status with airline


    should also add that both flights are American Airlines


    With global entry and no checked bags this isn't downright impossible, but it will still depend on everything going smoothly.


  • Time to clear customs in Miami with same airline different flight
    Oct 4, 2016
    I am arriving in Miami from Saint Maarten on Sunday 10/9 American Airlines flight 2219 at 6:49 PM. I have to go through customs and have nothing checked, only carry on. I have a connecting flight with the same American Airlines flight 113 that departs at 8:28 PM. Will I have enough time to go through customs and make the connection? Please say yes, or just barely. If not, what is the average wait time to get through customs with only carry on, so that I can plan accordingly?


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you so much ZAP. My fingers are crossed.


  • how long to get through customs from panama city, panama?
    Oct 4, 2016
    I'm flying through Miami from Panama City to Virginia. American Airlines just changed my Jan 3 flight and shortened my layover. It is currently 1 hour and 51 minutes. Will that give me enough time to get through customs and to my connection flight? Also, will it go faster if I do not check any bags?


    It's not impossible, but it won't be easy either. Yes, it will be faster if you don't check bags.


    Arriving to mia on 10/7 at 2pm from ecuadir throuh latam and have a domwstic fligjt by 450pm AA to Atlanta andI have 1 bagage to register. Can I make it?


    DOM, I think you have just enough time if the LATAM flight is on-time.


  • Time to clear customs in Miami and change airlines
    Oct 3, 2016
    arriving in Miami from Santa Clara, Cuba on 11/22 (tues of Thanksgiving week) on American airlines. We have a connecting flight to Denver on United airlines with 1 hour 20 minute connection time. Is it likely we will retrieve bags, clear customs, recheck bags and get to gate in time for Denver flight?


    No, you have no chance of making that.


  • GCM to ORD with MIA connection
    Oct 3, 2016
    Hello, My family is traveling back from Grand Cayman on Thanksgiving Day. We connect in MIA on our way to ORD. This was booked through American Airlines. Our layover is 2 hours AND 3 MINTUES. Should I worry?


    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Grand Cayman is on-time. Thanksgiving itself is not a busy travel day.


  • Connection Times
    Oct 2, 2016
    I am arriving on a flight from LIMA at 15:43 (Satruday). Would I be likely to have enough time to connect to a United or American flight that leaves at 17:50 for Portland, Oregon or should I book for the following morning. Can I spend the night at MIA if I have an early morning flight...i.e., 5 am?


    On two separate reservations a 17:50 flight wouldn't be possible. Yes, you can sleep outside security in Miami but you'd be there almost 12 hours.


  • ex LHR connection MIA onto NAS
    Sep 28, 2016
    We will be travelling VS ex LHR arriving MIA 14h15 connecting 16h56 to NAS on AA. I assume we need to clear passport control, collect luggage, clear customs and check-in again. Enough time?


    It might be barely possible if everything went perfectly. I wouldn't try it myself.


  • Transit international same airline
    Oct 7, 2016
    Must I go through US immigration if I have an international flight with the same airline (American - American, Bermuda - Turks)? If I use two partner airlines (American - British, Turks - London)? Or can I go just to the gate (going out from the plane and go just to the gate without passing immigration)?


    So let me get this straight, you are flying from Bermuda to Miami to London? If so you will go through US Immigration and Customs in Bermuda, so your arrival into Miami will be like a domestic flight.


    and if I fly from providenciales via Miami to London? American and british


    Then in that case you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security in Miami.


    I am flying London Heathrow to Miami then onto Lima. Both flights are British Airways and I will have carry on luggage only. My layover is 2 hours 10 mind. Is this emough time.


  • Connection to Manchester
    Sep 21, 2016
    Please can you advise if I am travelling with two different carriers and I land in Miami at 1601 and depart for Manchester at 1835, is this enough time to collect my bags, recheckin and do customs and immigration?


    Where are you flying into Miami from? What airlines are you flying? I can't answer your question without that information.


  • Do i have enough time ?
    Sep 21, 2016
    Hi I will arrive MIA at 15.00 from europe and i have a connecting flight to Panama at 18.10 Do i have enough time to go true customs control and check in again ? I will fly with Copa Airlines from MIA.


    What airline are you flying from Europe? That is likely barely enough time.


    I will Arrive with SAS sk955 from Oslo. Some year's ago i did lost my flight in Miami because the immigration was very slow. I have never had problem in New York. So maybe it is better i continue the next day or find another airline company who have flights later.


    Yes, it will be difficult. If you have the time I would spend the night in Miami or see if there's a later flight if you've already booked the SAS flight.


  • Trying to decide between 2 possible connections
    Sep 21, 2016
    We're flying AA into MIA from GCM on a Sunday afternoon, and trying to decide between two options to get home to SFO. One, which we prefer if doable, is to take a uber/shuttle/taxi to FLL and then fly JetBlue. Connection time would be 4 hours. Can we make it, given that we're talking Sunday and thus no rush-hour traffic on I-95? The second option would be a UA flight from MIA with a connection time of about 2:50. Is that enough time to get through immigration/baggage claim/customs, get over to the UA terminal, and get back through security? Any input would be greatly appreciated.


    Both of those options are very marginal.


  • How hard is it to maneuver Miami airport for a 16 year old
    Sep 15, 2016
    Hi, my son is travelling from Trinidad on Caribbean airlines to Miami then he will connecting on American airlines to Boston. He has a 4 hour layover...1) Is that enough time to clear immigration, customs and security...he only has hand luggage and to check in at American Airlines & 2) how easy is it to find the american Airlines check in counter


    That should be enough time. He can check in online for his American flight before he even leaves Trinidad. So all he has to do in Miami is go through US Immigration and Customs, walk to the north terminal complex, and go through security.


    Thanks for your reply. Are you sure he can check in online for the AA connection because I googled it on American Airlines and it said you can only check in by web or mobile if it is a AA first flight . Has that changed?


    It sounds like he has two separate reservations. Is that so? If so then as far as AA is concerned, the flight from Miami IS his first flight.


    We'll its 2 different airlines, so I guess it's different reservations...I went through a travel agent. So he goes to an AA check in counter after he clears immigration and customs, right ?


    Yes, the AA check in counter will be outside concourse D, which is very close to where he will arrive in Concourse F.


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