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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'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.
we arrive on April15th at 3:15 pm with Austrian from Vienna (OS97) and we have connection with AA to Quito (AA939) at 5:40pm. Do we have to check out our luggage and if yes, is there a possibility to get through security and check in at a fast lane? we are afraid of not getting to our Terminal in time. thanks for your answer.
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with American, and go through security. There is no priority lanes in the US for people with short connections. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Hi, we will land at 4:15pm from LHR on AA and leave again on AA at 5:55pm - AA tells us that min connection time is 1.5hours, so we should be ok from this perspective, however I think this is highly risky - any suggestions on how to cut down connection time? Cut the lines like an a**hole?
Yes, that is fairly risky. An option to save time would be to not check bags.
Hello, I am flying from IND to MIA on May 13th on AA and getting in at 2:47pm. I am then flying from MIA to FLR on Iberia at 5:15pm. Because I did not book the flights together, will I need to recheck my bags and go through security again? If so, will I have enough time?
Since AA and Ibera are OneWorld partners you should be able to show your Iberia confirmation to the agent in Indianapolis and have your bags tagged through to Florence. Otherwise you should still have enough time to transfer them yourself in Miami if you have to.