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  • International connection via Miami
    Aug 25, 2016
    Hi, I will be flying from Paris CDG to Kingston via Miami with AA. Do you know: (1) if I need to collect my checked in luggage in Miami; and (2) roughly how much time customs/etc... will take at Miami airrport? Thank you!


    You do not have to claim your bags and re-check them in Miami since you are on an International to International connection on AA. You need at least 2 hours for your connection as you still need to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.


    Thank you so much for your helpful reply!


  • Arriving MIA from GRU (Brazil)
    Aug 24, 2016
    Hi, I'll arrive MIA 6pm on saturday and my connection flight for LAS is 8:17pm, flying AA. Will I have enough time? I'll be with 1 checked baggage and 1 handbag. Is there a "fast (or quick) connect" line on immigration? Thanks


    No, there are no expedited lines for passengers with connections as most passengers on your flight will have connections. You have enough time.


    Thanks a lot.


  • DCA to GRU connecting MIA
    Aug 23, 2016
    Will 1hour 25 minutes be enough for this connection with carry-on and TSA precheck/Global Entry (to USA) on American Airline?


    All you will do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Gate distance
    Aug 22, 2016
    How long does it take to walk from gate D3 to gate D47. I have 1 hour to make my connecting flight. Both flights are American Airlines. Thank you!


    As long as the first flight is on-time and domestic that should be enough time.


  • Airline responsibilities
    Aug 20, 2016
    Hi we recently booked a flight on AA from curacao returning to Newark with a connection in Miami. Originally we had 3 hours to allow us to get through customs and recheck our bags and go through security. AA just changed our flight and now we only have an hour and 45 minutes! My travel agent said that is a "valid" connection so she can't do anything. What is the airline's responsibility if we are unable to make that connection? There is one other flight that is much later but very full. Is AA responsible for putting us up in a hotel if they can't reschedule us until the next day. We are two families traveling together, 8 people in total including children. How can they just cancel a flight that was pretty full and throw us on another changing the time we had considered for our layover when we booked our original flights?


    They are not responsible for putting you in a hotel. If you want, you can get a refund due to the schedule change and buy a whole new reservation on another airline to Curacao.


    If American changed your flight, American can make one free change. Call American and tell them that you'd like to change your flight and an AA representative will help you find a new itinerary that works best for you.


    Do you think there is any reasonable chance that we would make that connection with only 1 hour and 45 minutes? We were considering paying the upcharge fee to move all 8 of our seats from the back of the plane to the front in hopes of speeding things up. Really appreciate your thoughts!!


    You can definitely make the 1h45m connection if your inbound from Curaçao is on time and you walk quickly.


  • Skb to Mia to gcm
    Aug 18, 2016
    Hi I arrive in MIA on Saturday at 10:39 am from St Kitts and connect at 12:21 to Gcm do you think I have enough time?


    You will have to go through customs, pick up your bag, go through immigrations, check them at the recheck desk, and go through security before finding your departure gate to Grand Gayman. You just barely have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Actually since you are on an Intenrational to International connection all on AA through Miami, you don't have to do anything with your bags. You have to do the other stuff though.


    Sep 7, 2016
    Hi i arrive from LHR and then transfer to go to San Juan, i understand i need to clear customs but do i need to then check back in for the flight? it is a stright through ticket all with AA (code share with BA) or do i just drop my bags somehwere? when flying before via newark they had an area to drop back for connecting flights. thanks in advance!


    Yes, you will go through customs, pick up your bags, go through immigration, check your bag at the recheck desk, go through security, and walk to your departure gate. There will be signs pointing towards the recheck desk. You need at least 1h45m, 2 hours to be safe.


    Andy has the correct answer, just to add, after security, drop off your bags at the transfer/transit belt, make sure your bag tag is to your final destination., then head to the gate with your boarding pass to SJU.


  • 2 hour layover
    Aug 15, 2016
    I will be arriving from Guyaquil on 11/20 at 12:59 am on American, connecting to Denver on Frontier at 1:50pm. Will that be enough time to get thru customs and to my gate? Will it make a difference if I have only carry on vs checked luggage?


    Are you arriving at 12:59 AM (almost 1 AM, in the middle of the night) or 12:59 PM (in the middle of the day). If you are arriving in the middle of the night you have plenty of time. if you are arriving in the afternoon you absolutely do NOT have enough time.


    Assuming that Frontier doesn't operate a 1:50AM flight to Denver (there are no east to west red eyes), you do not have enough time, even if you don't check luggage. With checked luggage, I would allow at least two hours (still cutting it close). Without checked bags, you should allow at least one hour and 45 minutes.


  • Connecting flight
    Aug 18, 2016
    Hello flying from MAN/MIA on MT830 through ticket to GCM KX107 same day Cayman Airways, do we go through customs ,collect luggage & recheck in? was thinking of leaving airport as long layover can this be done with bags?


    Yes, you have to do all of that. You need at least 3-4 hours for your connection.


    Thanks, we may have cancel the Cayman flight but willl not know until nearer departure, so could this be done on the day of travel? we have esta's for USA as due out on a cruise a few days later,but will this cause a problem with immigration/airline if we just advised locally on arrival? thanks in advance


  • Time conection
    Aug 13, 2016
    Hi, Im traveling in LATAM airlines and arrive in miami at 8.10 am and we have the connection in AA at 12.30 to turks & caicos, is it enough time? we are traveling with a baby


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connecting flights
    Aug 13, 2016
    My fiancé and I are flying from Houston to St. Lucia (UVF), with a connecting flight in Miami. The layover is 1 1/2 hours. Is that enough time? All flights are on America Airlines


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Miami on your way to St. Lucia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • where do i go
    Aug 11, 2016
    Arrive from MGA at gate D36. Depart for RDU gate E20. Have 4 hour layover if MGA flight leaves on time. My question is in relation to where I am arriving and where I am departing how do I get to customs, security, my departure gate? I am confused because I think I will be coming in on level 2, but have to go to level 1 for customs and security is back on level 2. How do I get to gate E20? I really do appreciate any help you can give me.


    You will be directed to where you need to go there's no way you can NOT go through Immigration. Just follow the signs.


  • connection time
    Aug 10, 2016
    We have booked a flight returning from Curacao to Newark with a connection in Miami. I know we have to pick up our bags in Miami and then go through customs. Would we need to go through security again? Both flight are on AA. Also would we have to pay baggage fees again when we recheck bags after going through customs? We have a 2 hour 55 minute layover. We get to Miami at 6:20 on a Saturday night. Is that enough time? Thanks for your help. This is our first time traveling international to domestic with connections.


    Yes, you have to go through security again after you re-check your bags. If both tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to pay another baggage fee. You should have enough time.


  • International connection SJO-MIA-CDG
    Aug 9, 2016
    Hi, I'm from Europe and arriving to MIA from San Jose Costa Rica with AA at 5pm (I think it's terminal N) and have separate flight with Air France to Paris departing at 8:30pm from terminal S. Is this enough layover time, will I make to through passport control, baggage claim, customs and departing checkin in 3:30 hours? Thank you.


    Yes, that should be enough time if your flight from Costa Rica is on-time.


    Thank you for answer but I'd like to check again, average delay for this flight seems to about 40min and this is not connecting flight but two separate flights so I guess I will have to claim and then carry and checkin my baggage again. I'm not US resident or citizen but I will have new ESTA. This will also be on wednesday at 5pm which seems to be quite busy day/time with data from CBT suggesting max wait times up to 2 hours so that is why I'm a bit nervous if it's viable connection without having a luck, thank you again.


  • cnnections
    Aug 7, 2016
    flying in from Indy with a connection to St. Martin. Is an hour long enough to go to the international concourse from the domestic concourse? Flying on American Airlines.


    There is no "international" and "domestic" concourse. You have enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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