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  • 50 minute connection
    Jan 25, 2016
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    We are arriving from Hartford in April at 10:15 a.m., connecting to San Juan leaving 11:05 a.m, both on AA. Will our checked suitcase make it onto our flight or should we plan to buy carryons?

     

    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Transit
    Jan 24, 2016
    2
    Hi. I'm flying London to San Jose via Miami, American Airlines for both flights. Will my baggage be checked through or will I have to reclaim it in Miami? I arrive Miami 1625 and depart for San Jose 1805 so I have I hour and 40 minutes to make the transfer. Is that long enough?

     

    Since you are on an International to International connection your baggage should go straight through, however, you still have barely enough time for US Immigration, customs, and security.

     

    Many thanks. Fingers crossed!

     

  • Connection in Miami , travelling to Bahamas
    Jan 22, 2016
    1
    Hi - Flying out of Toronto at 6:30 AM into Miami at 10:00 AM with 1 hour 5 minute connection. Both flights are with AA - only have carry on and I believe I would clear customs in Toronto - do you think I'll have enough time to connect?

     

    Yes, you will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

  • 1 hr 35
    Jan 22, 2016
    1
    Hi - I have an AA flight from Madrid (operated by Iberia) arriving on a Sunday late July in Miami at 7:55 pm. I then connect to LAX on AA at 9:30 pm. I am flying business class from Madrid but coach from MIA to LAX. Checked bags and US citizen. Enough time? Thanks much

     

    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You're on the last flight of the day from Miami to LAX, so pack enough clothes in your carry-on to be comfortable if you end up having to spend the night in Miami.

     

  • 2 Hour Connection
    Jan 22, 2016
    1
    Arriving from Jamaica by AA on 10:50 am Saturday 30 Jan and to catch a connecting Interjet flight to Mexico City on 13:10. It's about 2 hours to go through passport control, claim checked luggage, pass custom and re-check luggaages etc. Is this doable or rather difficult? Thanks

     

    It's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. Note that you'll have to transfer your bags yourself from the North Terminal D where you arrive and clear customs to Central Terminal F to re-check them with Interjet.

     

  • Transition from SCL (via LAN Chile) to CLT (via AA)
    Jan 21, 2016
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     

  • MGA-MIA-ORD
    Jan 14, 2016
    1
    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
    2
    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
    2
    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
    1
    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
    2
    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
    1
    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.

     

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