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  • Transition from SCL (via LAN Chile) to CLT (via AA)
    Jan 21, 2016
    I have 2 hours between flights and have to transfer from Lan Chile flight to American Airlines flight (booked as two separate tickets). 1/ Do I have to get bags and leave the secure area and go back through TSA ? 2/ If so do I have enough time (same terminal ?) ?


    You will arrive in South Terminal J, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then have to take your bags across the airport to North Terminal D to re-check them with American and then go through security. I think that will be very difficult to do in 2 hours.


  • New York to Providenciales via Miami
    Jan 21, 2016
    Hi, I am travelling from New York to Providenciales (via Miami) with AA...I have only 1 and half hour...is it enough? Do I have to take the luggage in Miami or does it go directly to Providenciales?


    Yes, you have enough time. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You don't have to do anything with your baggage.


  • Frankfurt - Charlotte - Miami - Rio (2 Layovers in the US)
    Jan 19, 2016
    Hi, as a German citizen I will have 2 layovers in the USA on my way to Rio/Brazil. I will have to clear immigration and customs in Charlotte. Where will I officially get my exit stamp? In Charlotte or in Miami. Will 1 hour 24 minutes be enough in Miami?


    The US doesn't issue exit stamps. There is no US Immigration or Customs when exiting the US. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Flying from Freeport to St. Thomas Via Miami layover
    Jan 19, 2016
    I am US citizen going from Freeport Bahamas to St. Thomas. If our flight gets in at 12:10 p.m. and next flight leaves at 2 p.m. will we have enough time? Will we need to go through customs?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Freeport. If both flights are on American/American Eagle then all you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Jan 14, 2016
    Flying from Managua, Nicaragua to Miami. I have 1hr. 40 min layover. Is this enough time to clear immigration/customs. Coming in on Friday night around 7pm. all flights are with American. Thanks


    It's possible considering you're arriving fairly late in the evening, but I think it will be very difficult. Pack an extra set of clothes and be prepared to spend the night in Miami.


  • connection
    Jan 13, 2016
    Hello....I'm flying from San Francisco to Miami connecting on to Bahamas...Will i have to go through security screening again in Miami? Thanks


    If both flights are on American Airlines, no, you won't all you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much...I am flying American Airlines.


  • In Transit to UK
    Jan 16, 2016
    On return trip from Nassau to Uk. Can I clear US Immigration in Nassau? Will I have to pick up my luggage or will it go on my Mia-Man flight? What is the minimum time I need in Miami as I am just about to book my Nassau- Miami flight.


    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Nassau. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. 1 Hour is sufficient.


    Flying PLS to Doha via MIA. PLS to MIA flight is American Airlines arriving 5:24pm. MIA to Doha is Qatar departing at 8:20pm. They are 2 separate bookings. What will we have to do in MIA? Immigration, check bags, security or just change gate.


  • PHL to BEZ
    Jan 12, 2016
    Flying to Belize, American has a 1 hour layover option. Coming from the US so won't have to do customs on the way down, wanted to check if this is enough time.


    Yes, that should be enough time as long as the first flight is on-time.


  • London to Montego Bay via Miami
    Jan 15, 2016
    Hi - we are a family of four flying from London to Montego bay via Miami in February. All our flights are with American however we land from London at 4:35pm and our flight to Montego bay is at 6:05pm. I understand we will need to go through immigration and collect our bags for re-check in. As a result we are worried we will not have enough time to make the connection. Can anyone advise or has anyone done this route/connection? thanks!


    Since you are on an International to International connection through Miami you do not have to claim your bags. However, you still have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security. You should have enough time.


    Thanks! Fingers crossed.


  • ORD to Miami to POP (Dominican Republic)
    Jan 11, 2016
    We are flying from ORD to Miami with a 1 hr layover and then onto POP. Do we have enough time with a 1 hr layover?


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • American to LAN Connection
    Jan 11, 2016
    Flying to Miami from Charlotte on American , connecting on LAN to Buenos Aires. Will I have to pick up checked baggage and recheck on LAN?


    If all tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in Miami. You just have to go between terminals and go through security.


    Many thanks. I thought maybe we would need to go through security again but wasn't sure about bags. Very helpful!


  • Connection time
    Jan 11, 2016
    We are a family of 4 - we are flying from Mexico City to St Paul, MN and connecting through MIA. We arrive in MIA at 6:45pm and our flight to MSP is at 8:24pm. That seems very tight. Is that enough time for us to make our flight w/ checked baggage or should we try to do carry-on w our baggage?


    That's a very tight connection. I suggest trying carry-on only.


  • YUL - MIA - MVD
    Jan 12, 2016
    My family travels from Montreal via Miami to Montevideo, using American Airlines 1478 (YUL - MIA) and AA 989 (MIA - MVD). Layover is just 1 hour 12 minutes. Would it be enough to transit? We have concerns about baggage and US customs.


    You will clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


    Thank you very much. Were it not for your advice, I would have booked a connection with 11 hours layover.


  • flying through Miami to London
    Jan 9, 2016
    can i check my bags from Jamaica via Miami to London with AA and then BA? or of you have to collect them and then change terminal?


    You will have to ask the agents in Jamaica and Miami. AA has a program where people on International to International connections on AA do not have to claim their bags going through customs in Miami, however, I don't know if this extends to people connecting to BA flights.


  • TConnectiom time
    Jan 6, 2016
    we arrive to Miami Int, from Frankfurt with United Airlines. We must connect to a flight to San Jose, Costa Rica we have 3,5 hours from landing Is that enough ??


    Your first flight will be operated by Lufthansa, not United. Only American flies from Miami to San Jose. Are your tickets on separate reservations, because if so be aware that you will have to claim your bags from Lufthansa when going through US Immigration and Customs and then change terminals and bring them to the American check-in counter to re-check, then go through security. Even with all that, 3.5 hours should be enough time.


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