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  • 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.


  • AA layover enough time?
    Aug 7, 2016
    Hi all, curious how long it takes to get through customs and immigration coming back into the U.S.? We arrive in MIA from UVF at 6:20pm and depart MIA to PHX at 7:59pm...is 1hr 40min long enough to clear customs/immigration/pick up and recheck luggage? Thank you! -LB


    That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Be prepared to spend the night in Miami if it doesn't.


    Aug 5, 2016
    Hi. I'll flight in MIA from Milan MXP to Cancun. I'll land in MIA at 15.50 and departure from MIA to CUN at 18.20. 2.30 h connection time. All operate by AA. will I have enought time? wich is the procedure for connection? claim baggage in MIA? Thank


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you are International to International and both flights are on AA you won't have to claim your bags, just go through US Immigration, customs, and security and to your departure gate.


  • American airlines connections
    Aug 4, 2016
    Hi - I am flying into MIA from LAX Dec 16 on LATAM LA9068, operated by American Airlines. I have a 2.10hr connection to an international flight LA8649 operated by AA to Bogota. I am then returning again with LATAM (AA) from Bogota to LAX Jan 4, this time with a 3hr connection. Given the domestic/international connections, do these transit times work? We are two adults and two kids (5 and 7) - does MIA have family lanes for immigration? JC.


    On the way to Bogota all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time for both connections. No US airport has family lanes.


    Does that mean baggage is checked all the way through from LAX and customs/security is also done at the LAX end? I thought we would have to go through baggage pick up and then immigration etc when landing at MIA and going onto BOG (we are not US citizens).


    There is no US Customs when exiting the US. You will go through security at LAX.


    Aug 3, 2016
    I am arriving on AA from Tampa however leaving on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. Turkish Airlines will not issue a boarding pass over the internet. Do I need to leave the arrival terminal and head to the check in counter for Turkish Airlines and go through Security again or is there a check in counter in the arrivals and depart area for Turkish Airlines?


    AA and Turkish use different terminals on opposite sides of the airport, so you would have to exit security anyway to go to the correct terminal.


    Am I able to take the moving walkway on level three around from the north terminal to the south terminal? Am I able to check in with Turkish airlines at the gate so I don't have to go through security again or do I need to check in at the counter then have to go through security again? I only have two hours between my arriving flight and my departing flight


    You have to go through security again. The South and North terminals are NOT connected inside security. You have a very difficult connection.


  • LGA - MIA - BGI
    Aug 3, 2016
    Hi will be arriving in MIA at 17.31 on AA flight from LGA and then flying with AA at 18.21 to Barbados. Is this long enough to make the connection? Will we have to clear Immigration? I'm assuming AA will check luggage through.


    There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Many thanks for the prompt reply. Forgot to mention that we are UK citizens does this make any difference? I assume we clear immigration at LGA


    Aug 2, 2016
    Arrive MIA from Managua at 5:25 pm connecting flight to RDU departs at 9:45 pm. Flying American. Will I make connection? Is the international terminal a long way from terminal of my RDU flight? Thank you!


    Yes, that is plenty of time. They are the same terminal. 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.


    Thank you!


    Aug 2, 2016
    So nervous, as I have only flown one other time before without connecting flights. Please advise.. We arrive from Charlotte in Miami at 9:01am and depart for ANU at 10:07am. Does that give us enough time for the connection? Checked luggage an issue with that connection time? TIA!


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


  • Connection time
    Aug 2, 2016
    I will be arriving at MIA from LHR with AA on December 9th at 4.05pm. My connecting flight to Orlando will leave at 6.16pm, also with AA. Do you reckon I will make it?


    Forgot to mention that I'm not a US citizen, but I have visited on the same ESTA earlier this year. How is the wait time at the kiosks compared to the 'normal route'?


    The kiosks usually save some time. You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connection at Miami
    Aug 2, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving from Doha on Qatar Airways to DFW (Terminal D) at 4:20pm and my onward travel is at 08pm on AA2299 on 21 Aug. The booking does not specify the arrival/departure terminal. So is the connection in the same terminal ?




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