Miami (MIA) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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Hello, I am flying American Airlines from London Heathrow to Miami and then on to Montego Bay, Jamaica. I have just under two hours to make my connecting flight, have the airline given me enough time? Thanks in advance.
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'm flying to the UK from Dominican republic via Miami. My flight is business class. Do I have to collect my baggage and recheck it in? I have wheel chair assistance will they help me?
You have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and SEcurity. However, if both flights are on American you don't have to claim and re-check your bags since it's an International to International connection.
It's American Airline from DR then British Airways from Miami (partnership flight) Will i still have to claim and recheck - thanks
You'll have to ask the airline when you check your bags in DR.
I am flying AA from DC to Miami and then have an hour layover in Miami before I carry on to Panama City. I am worried about having to clear customs in that time. Will I go through customs in Miami and will it be enough time? or do I just go through customs once in Panama. Thanks
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
We are flying to MIA from Key West through to Toronto. If I understand correctly, when we land at MIA, we need to get from Terminal D (American Airlines) to Terminal E (West Jet), plus clear customs and security in between. Our layover is only 90 minutes between flights...we're not going to make it, are we? Thanks for any advice.
Do you have checked bags? There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
No checked bags. The trip is Key West-Miami-Toronto. When we switch terminals in Miami to catch our Toronto flight, will there be security to clear? (I'm hearing you say no customs until we land in Toronto?). Thanks, ZAP!
There is a walkway inside security from D to E - you can go directly to your departure gate.
I fly out of Budapest - London - Miami (BA 1526) - to San Juan (British Airways all the flights on one reservation) and my question is, I have to pick up my luggage upon arrival in Miami, then go through immigration, customs and control secuirty, then again my check-in luggage for the next flight to San Juan and find your gate? I have four hours layover, that should be enough.? thanks Where is the nearest immigration control at my arrival?
Yes, you have the procedure correct. That is plenty of time. Your flight to San Juan will be operated by American. You will be directed to the Immigration checkpoint after you arrive in Miami (at US airports everyone HAS to go through immigration after they arrive on an International flight).
Flying with AA from London to Guatemala via MIA. Do we have to go through immigration and security or can we simply find our departure gate? Do we have to recheck our baggage? The transit time is 1:50
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. You don't have to do anything with your bags since it is an International to International connection on AA through Miami. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.