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  • Connection
    Nov 26, 2015
    Hi. We are arriving from Orlando into Miami then connecting onto Cancun. We have 59 mins between flights. I have been assured by my Travel agent that this is enough - is that right?


    Yes, as long as both flights are on American all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Miami. That is enough time.


  • Connection time
    Nov 25, 2015
    How long I need for connection flight? Arriving MIA from International fligh in the morning to LGA, with luggage.


    I recommend at least 2 hours.


  • Connection time
    Nov 25, 2015
    I will be arriving MIA (International flight) to take another flight to LGA. Would 4 hours for connecting time in MIA be enough time for pick up luggage and check in it ffor the second flight? I would be arriving MIA around 7AM


    Yes, 4 hours should be plenty of time.


  • Connection
    Nov 23, 2015
    Hello, I am a Canadian citizen travelling to Guatamala, the flight I am looking at has a one hour 24 minute layover in Miami between Dallas and Guatamala, flights all with AA. Is this a possible connection? Would I have to pick up my bag and go through international customs or security while in Miami?


    There is no International customs or security when going from a domestic flight to an International flight. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Guatemala is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


  • connection time
    Nov 23, 2015
    Im flying into MIA internationally and have a 2 hour layover until my flight to boston. Is this enough to recheck my bag and go through customs with an ESA dog?


    That should be just about enough time.


  • Flying Montreal YUL to Key West (EYW) is 1:15 connections Time enough
    Nov 22, 2015
    Hi, We are considering flying from Montreal YUL to Key West EYW in August. I understand that this connection is considered domestic to domestic. Will we make our flight with an hour connection? Will we be able to walk from gate to gate without lenghty security checkpoint?


    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, no security required.


  • MAD-MIA-LPB 1.55 hr enough ?
    Nov 11, 2015
    Hello. I am thinking about buying a ticket from Brussels to Bolivia through MAD and MIA and am worried about the connection in MIA for the part MAD-MIA-LPB. All would be on a same ticket bought through AA (MAD-MIA being operated by Iberia). First, the only connecting time really cheap is 1.55 hrs. I guess it's kind of thight, since we are european citizens but won't be able to use the kiosk (for ESTA less than two years?). The trip would be mid-july, so I suppose high season, and the connection would be in the evening (20:25 to 22:20). We've done it in the past, same route, but during easter season and 3hr connection and we got time to spare in the airport. So what do you think ? Should I go for it ? The other thing is about collecting luggage, going through customs and recheck luggage. Last time we did this route, with thicket bought through AA, coming in MIA with Iberia and leaving with AA, I surprisingly did NOT have to collect my luggage. My girlfriend, who flew in earlier, also on AA ticket, but with flight coming in from LHR and operated by BA (still leaving MIA for LPB with AA) had to collect and recheck the luggage. Since everyone I know has to collect and recheck, and that I always had to do it on my rare other US connections, I was wondering if you knew the reason why, on that particular occasion/route/ticket we did not have to collect them ? And of course, if it's going to happen again on this thight two hours MIA connection in july. Thank you very much !


    I think 1 hr 55 minutes in the evening would be enough time. Miami does have ITI (International to International) baggage as long as all tickets ar eon the same reservation, so you shouldn't have to claim your bags if both flights are on AA. But as you know, things are always changing and they don't exactly communicate well.


  • Connection time LIM-MIA-CDG on two separate tickets
    Nov 10, 2015
    I will be flying LIM-MIA on a ticket, and MIA-CDG on another. Would 3 hours for connecting time in MIA be enough time? Or shall I allow for more time? I would be arriving around 3:30 PM.


    That would be just about enough time if everything goes perfectly.


  • International connection time
    Nov 13, 2015
    Our flight time changed and we now have 2.5 hours after arriving from overseas. We have to check bags and then are flyin domestic. (We are us citizens). Is that enough time?


    That should be enough time, especially if both flights are on the same reservation.


    We aren't. We fly American to Miami and then have a seperate United flight. Any thoughts?


  • London to Orlando via Miami - March 2016
    Nov 8, 2015
    AA has changed my booking and there is only a 30 minute difference between the 2 flights. AA told me its a "change of guage" but can't explain the difference between this and a normal connecting flight. Would I need to collect our baggage or would it simply be going through security to the next gate? I am concerned that 30 minutes is no long enough to do this.


    That's an impossible connection. The minimum international to domestic connection time in Miami is 90 minutes, with 2 hours recommended. Contact American to be rebooked.


  • International to Domestic
    Nov 7, 2015
    We'll be flying to Miami in December and connecting to Puerto Rico. We fly on BA207 from Heathrow so we land on Concourse E. As far as I understand we should disembark, walk to Concourse D for immigration,collect bags,then customs and recheck the bags. Is that right? We have our ESTA's in place. We really would like to go through the automatic passport control but can we,even though it's our first time to the States? What would happen if we try it? On the way back from Puerto Rico to Heathrow again we connect at Miami,so it's a domestic to international. My understanding is that we land at Miami,no immigration and customs but just security. Is that right? Sorry for the many questions,I am just trying to make it clearer in my head.


    First time ESTA users cannot use the APC Kiosks. If you try it will say you are not eligible, you will have to go back out and get back in line for the agents, so it would just waste time trying. You won't even have to go through security in Miami on your way back to London.


    Thank you very much for this ZAP. It really gives me an understanding of how the APC works. We'll just join the big queue then. Not even security on the way back. Wohoo!


  • Connection time for International flights-MIA
    Nov 4, 2015
    Has anyone flown AA, St.Kitts- MIA- YUL (Montreal) with a 1 hr 35 min connection? Do I dare? I'll be traveling with family, husband and 8yr old. Thanks so much for input!


    While theoretically possible, a 95 minute international to international connection at Miami is very risky.


  • Enough time
    Nov 3, 2015
    We are arriving on a domestic American and departing onLan int. (From concourse d to concourse j). We will have 1.5 hrs flight is 8 a.m. On a Saturday. Do we go thru security. Do they recognize tsa pre on concourse j and do we have enough time the last time we did Mia we missed our connecting dlight


    You will have to go through security again in Concourse J. It is not connected to D inside security. You have enough time.


  • Enough time?
    Dec 2, 2015
    Looking at a flight from Pittsburgh to Miami to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Is a 55 min layover enough time to make the transfer? Flight is through Jet Blue.


    JetBlue does not fly to Miami.


    I leave Cuba via Havana air at 12 noon and will connect via American Airlines from Miami at 6 pm bound for NY. Is that enough time to catch the connecting flight?


    So your charter from Havana will arrive at like 1 PM? Yes, that should be plenty of time to make a 6 PM AA flight to NY.


    I am a UK citizen arriving MIA on an AA flight from London connecting on the same routing with AA to San Jose Costa Rica. There is a 90 minute connection time. Will this work?


    Note that Havana Air isn't an actual airline. But yes. That should be enough time to go through immigration, customs, transfer and check your bags with American and go through security.


    Sorry, I reanswered an old question. Keith, that is barely enough time for your connection if everything goes perfectly.


  • DomestIc connecting flight,is 52 mins enough time?
    Dec 8, 2015
    I'm a British national travelling from orlando to cancun but with a connecting flight in Miami. Will 52 minutes be enough time to catch the connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    That's great! So I won't need to collect my luggage or go through immigration between flights?


    No, there is no US Immigration when leaving the US.


    Hi, I'm British and considering buying a connecting flight with British Airways from MEX to MIA and then MIA to SDQ. I will have a 1 hour 59 minute layover - is that long enough or should I get a ticket with a 7 hour layover? Thanks


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