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  • Changing from business to economy on an international flight
    Mar 30, 2016
    Is two hours enough time to transfer on same airline but international destination and change class from business to economy for a short leg


    SO are you flying from an international location to Miami and then somewhere else in the US or the reverse? Your post is quite confusing. How about being more specific with where you're coming from and where you're going.


    I am travelling from LHR to Miami and then on to Guatemala both flights with AA


    So in Miami you will go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You do not have to claim and re-check your bags. 2 hour should be just enough time.


    Thank you so much for that reassurance.


  • 1h30 for connecting flight
    Mar 26, 2016
    Hi. I have an AA connecting flight from Cancun Mexico CUN to Milan Italy MXP via Miami MIA. I arrive in MIA at 03:55 PM and have a connecting flight to MXP with a departure at 05:35 PM. From international to international. Since doors close 10min before departure I have 1h30 for passport control, US customs, ... I don't need to claim luggage since it goes automaticaly to the next flight. Is there a chance to catch next flight if I run ? I'm EU citizen with ESTA


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • Orlando to Miami to Curacao
    Mar 26, 2016
    I have an American Airlines flight from Orlando to Curacao with a 64 minute layover in Miami and a friend cautioned me that she thought I will not be able to make that connection in time. I called American to determine if that's enough time and the customer service agent said that's for me to decide. So helpful. I'm arriving into Gate D28 and leaving from Gate D39. The agent said she expected I would have to go through security again. A change of flight to an earlier time will cost almost $300. Any advice? Is it worth it to change?


    All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The agent you talked to is wrong. You have enough time if the flight from Orlando is on-time.


    Thank you! That's super helpful.


  • 2 hours and 10 mins connection
    Jun 20, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving to Miami airport from Paris CDG via British airways operated by AA and leaving to San Jose Costa Rica on the same airline. Will 2 hours and 10 mins layover be enough? Do i need to claim my luggage and re-check them? Thanks for the help


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Since you are on an International to International connection operated by AA you should not have to claim your bags in Miami.


    that's wrong information. You do need to recheck baggage when arriving and flying international


    great! thanks!


    Would i be able to do that in 2 hours and 10 mins?


    Hi, I'm traveling from Curacao to Orlando, transferring through Miami. They told me I have to claim my bag when I gey to Miami, but I dont know what else to do afterwards. Please help. I will arrive at 10:00 and board next flight at 12:00 pm both with AA.


  • Arrive in Miami from Santiago
    Mar 22, 2016
    I arrive in Miami from Santiago at 4:18am. My flight to Chicago leaves at 6:55am. Will this be enough time to clear customs and get from and international terminal to a domestic terminal (if that's the case)


    That should be enough time. If both flights are on American they are in the same terminal.


  • Connection Time through Miami to Barbados
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hi there, I am travelling with American Airlines from New York via Miami to Bridgetown (Barbados), all flights with AA. How long will I need in Miami to transfer, I due to arrive at 1659, departing at 1800. Is this possible ?? Thanks Michael


    Yes, that is possible. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting to Orlando
    Mar 21, 2016
    Some good info here. We fly in on BA/AA arriving 2000 and have an Orlando flight at 2159. 3 kids, collecting luggage and going through immigration then back...do we have time?


    Yes, with that late evening arrival you should have enough time.


    Thank you...no matter what happens it's always relieving when someone tells you it will be OK :-)


  • International connections
    Mar 18, 2016
    Hello, I am flying into Miami from Costa Rica via American and taking a connecting flight to London via British Airways. Will I need to claim and re-check my luggage, and will I have sufficient time with a 2.5hr layover?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you should not have to do anything with your baggage since you are on an international to international connection from AA. However, confirm that with AA personnel in Miami. You should have just about enough time.


  • Need advice
    Mar 18, 2016
    I'm flyingn American from Newark to Miami then on to Quito with A 45 minute layover...what are my chances?


    It's not impossible. But it leaves no time to spare if the flight from Newark is delayed.


  • 2hrs International AA
    Mar 17, 2016
    Hello everyone, I want to fly Munich-Madrid-Miami-Quito on AA (same reservation). I am German and first time ESTA user. My connection time in MIA is 2h10m, arriving at 4pm (but google flights reports 30m delays are quite common). Is it possible? I would have a checked bag which I hopefully don't have to claim?


    I think it should be possible. Yes, since you are on an International to International connection on AA through Miami you won't have to claim your bag there. Note that your first flight will be operated by Iberia.


  • Connecting flight in Miami; arriving from Nicaragua onto AUS
    Mar 16, 2016
    Wondering if enough time for the following connecting flights: Arrive 2.50pm in Miami(MIA) from MGA (Managua, Nicaragua), depart at 6.45pm to Dallas that night then another connecting flight to Sydney Australia on the same night. August 2016. Will i be able to make the connecting flight upon arrival in Miami from Nicaragua on to Dallas? How long does the customs / check ins/ luggage collection usually take? How many terminals in the Miami international airport?


    Hi there, sounds like you should conduct a AUDIT on whether this is possible lol (think u r screwed)


    way hard Tai


    Ignore that irrelevant nonsense from other posters. Yes, 4 hours should be plenty of time for an International to domestic connection in Miami. Everything you do in Miami will be in the same terminal.


  • Connection Times
    Mar 15, 2016
    If we arrive from Madrid on Iberia at 7:55PM will we have enough time to connect to an Envoy Air American Eagle flight at 9:30PM to GNV?


    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. Be prepared to spend the night in Miami if you miss your connection.


  • Connections times
    Mar 13, 2016
    I'm a UK citizen who is staying in Orlando for a few nights, subsequently I go to Costa Rica via Miami airport. I only have 1.25 hours between landing in Miami and leaving for Costa Rica, will this be enough time? I assume as its initially an internal US flight I won't need to go through security again and can just walk to the new departure gate? Appreciate your help!


    Yes, in Miami all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are on American. You should have plenty of time.


  • AA Intl to Domestic Transfer Time
    Mar 13, 2016
    Hi, looking to fly SXM-MIA-PHL in November, arriving 12:10 departing 14:02. I know I have to clear Customs in MIA, will 1h52m be enough? My last experience Intl to Domestic at MIA was actually pretty smooth. I'm also going further onto CDG from PHL so just didn't want to miss that PHL flight.


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


  • NAP - MAD - MIA - SFO
    Mar 19, 2016
    Hi, I already booked a flight from Naples to Sf. I have a 1hr 40min layover in Miami. I get into Miami from Madrid at 7:55 pm on a Friday and depart at 9:35 pm on AA. I will have to recheck one bag. Will I have time to make my flight? I downloaded the TSA Mobile Passport app to hopefully speed things along, I've just read that Miami customs is awful. Thanks for any input!


    Later in the evening like that it should be a bit less than horrible, so I think you have a chance.


    Thank you very much!


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