Miami (MIA) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Will arrive from Madrid and depart to Colombia all with AA, is a 2 hour and 21m connection time sufficient?
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thanks very much
Hi i am presently in the same situation as you were, am flying from madrid to colombia Cali with AA but only have 1hr 45mins connection time. Is that enough?
Also were your bags transferred automatically?
could you give me a rundown an your process i,e immigration. security and what terminal and gate?? i am worried as its my first time flying internationally.
Thank you
Hi Shino, the flight is in in July so I'll tell you then haha. I know someone who did the same route in January, they were told when checking the bags in that it may or may not be checked.

Only advice I have for generally transferring with a short time is pay to sit near the door if you can and walk as fast as you can but keeping calm once you disembark!
Is this enough time for this connection? Is it possible after passport and security checks to transfer to the AA terminal/gate without having to go through further security checks?
You are outside security after you go through US Immigration and Customs. You then have to re-check your bags at the re-check desk and go through security to get to your departure gate. You should have enough time.
Im planning to travel from havana to Providencials (Turks and Caicos), on American airlines
For some odd reason its almost 200 USD cheaper to book each flight separately (Havana-Miami) thrn (Miami-Providencials) which means ill have a 2:40 minutes transit in Miami, my questions are
- if i book both tickets separately will i be able to checking for the second flight from havana?
-if not this means ill have to go through passport control, take my luggage and recheckin?
- would 2hrs 40 min be enough for such a long process?
Thanks in advance for the advice
You may or may not be able to check in for the second flight in Havana. Regardless of whether you are able to check in for it or not, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs in Miami. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hi, we land at Miami from LHR on a BA flight at 15.00 we then need to connect to an AA flight to Orlando departing at 17.05. Should we have enough time?
That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I am arriving from Buenos Aires at 4:45pm on Aerolineas Argentinas airline. My domestic flight leave at 7:15pm with AA. Is that enough time for my connection? Thanks!
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
I have 45 minutes to connect from a domestic AA flight to an international flight on XL Airways to Paris. I will not be checking bags. Is it possible to make that connection in 45 minutes?
No, that is not possible.
I will be returning home from St Croix on 3/27 via AA with 53 minute layover in Miami. Is that enough time for my connecting flight. Both flights are with AA. I have never flown into Miami and I hate connecting flights because they stress me out lol! Help!
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
i AM TRAVELING LHR-MIA SJU WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED FOR TRANSIT TO GET MY FLIGHT MIA-SJU. AND IS IT AN EASY PROCESS. NOT BEEN TO MIAMI BEFORE
You 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. You need at least 2 hours.
I'm flying from Havana to Las Vegas and making a stop in Miami. Can I exit Miami airport during my connection time? Is it allowed?
Yes, once you clear US Customs in Miami you will be in the US and free to go where you want.
I'm flying from Grand Cayman to Miami (I can choose either AA arriving 9.25am, or Cayman Airways arriving 9.40am), and then Miami to Curacao (on AA departing 11.17am). The cost is much cheaper if I do the first leg on Cayman Airways but I am worried about my checked baggage. Would Cayman Airways be able to check the bag through from Cayman the whole way to Curacao, without me having to pick it up in Miami? And would the connection time/process be the same in Miami, regardless of which airline I choose for the first leg?
No, Cayman Airways would not be able to check your bags through to American and you'd have to claim them to go through US Customs. If you did it all on one booking on American that's possible but still somewhat risky. Otherwise it wouldn't be possible.