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I am travelling from Madrid to Managua with 2hs and 15 mins to connect flights in Miami Airport
- Do I need an ESTA authorization just for connecting flights?
- If so, is there enough time 2 hs and 15 mins to clear immigration, baggage pick up and customs?
- Do I have to pick up my luggage if both flights are American Airlines?
Thank you very much
Yes, you need ESTA. Yes, you should have enough time. If both flights are on American you won't have to claim and re-check your bags, just go through US Immigration, customs, and security.
Arrival from DOH ti MIA at 16:55 with Qatar Airlines. Departure with American Airlines at 18:36 to MBJ (Jamaica). Do I need to go through Immigration and is it enough time. I have only hand luggage
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security. With no checked bags you have just enough time. This would be impossible with checked bags.
i have an international flight arriving in JFK , then flying from JFK to MIA through AA arriving at 2:27 pm ,
and i should catch another international flight to santa cruz bolivia on COPA at 5:10 pm .... is the connection time enough in miami?do i have to clear customs again?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. That is just enough time if the flight from JFK is on-time. You will have to claim your bags from American, take them to Copa in the South Terminal, re-check them, and go through security.
I am arriving in Miami at 6.25am South Terminal (aerolineas argentinas), departing with american airlines to tampa at 9.20am.
Is there enough time to clear immigration, baggage pick up and customs?
Thanks a lot
That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Arrival from FRA at 14:55 with Lufthansa. Departure with Copaair to PTY at 17:18h. Is that possible and will my one bag be checked through to PTY?
In Miami you will have to 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. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you, ZAP. I will give it a try
The fact that everything is in the South Terminal, where much fewer people are making connections than American's North Terminal, does help.
Hi I am English and will be travelling from Guatemala City to Quito via Miami. The connection time is 2 hours 26 minutes and it is with two different airlines, is this enough time for me to go through immigration with my ESTA, claim by baggage and check it in again for the next flight?
Thanks.
That should be enough time if the flight from Guatemala City is on-time. Actually, if both flights are on American and on the same reservation, you won't have to claim your bags since it's an international to international connection.
Hi, U.S. citizen flying from SXM to MIA arriving at 7:10 p.m. and connecting to Los Angeles at 9:49 p.m. Carry-on only, and it will be the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Thanks in advance.
Yes, that should be enough time.
I am booked on AA from YYZ-MIA-BZE. They just changed my flights, so the connection time is now only 1h13m. I will clear US Immigration in YYZ. Will I need to reclaim luggage, or will it be checked through to BZE? Do I need to go through security in MIA? Does this connection look ok? If it will be too tight, I should try to change the flight.
You don't need to go through security or do anything with your baggage in Miami on your way to Belize. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Thanks, just one more question. In case of a small delay, do you know the minimum amount of time it takes AA to transfer luggage from one flight to the next in the same terminal?
You should be OK as long as you have 40-45 minutes.
Hi I'm flying Heathrow to Miami intl arriving 18.44 and looking at booking a seperate domestic flight Miami to los Angeles at 21.15 is this enough time to reclaim baggage clear customers and check in ?
That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. Maybe just plan on spending the night in Miami and flying out in the morning.
arrive on AA from Milan at 3.45 pm, carry on only, connection to Nassau on Republic American Eagle at 17.15 pm. UK citizen. possible ?
It's possible, but realistically it will be very very difficult.
Made it with plenty of time to spare. Lucky lines not long at passport check.