Miami (MIA) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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I am thinking of getting a flight from St Thomas US Virgin Isles to Bermuda all on AA. Can I clear American customs and Immigration in St Thomas or do I have to go through them in Miami? Also will my bags be put through directly on to my Bermuda flight? Is 45 minutes enough time for the connection ? The next flight is a 6 hour wait over which would be great to avoid if possible.
St. Thomas is considered part of the US and there is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if the flight from St. Thomas is on-time.
Many thanks Zap I have booked for the earlier flight so just hope the St Thomas one is on time- or early!! Many thanks your advice was most helpful . Roz
Sorry if this is a repeat because I tried to post before but not sure it worked... I have an American Airlines flight to MIA from San Jose (Costa Rica) arriving at 5.10pm on 26 Jan and then have a Qatar flight that night at 7.40pm to Doha. Will there be enough time for this layover? Is there anything I must do to speed up the process? Thanks!
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hi. Will be flying from Milan to Cancun with AA. Have a 2.20 h layover in MIA. Have two kids (4 and 5) travelling with me. Will it be enough time? Will I have to recollect my bags? Is there any dedicated customs lane for families?
There is no customs lane for families. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but won't have to claim and re-check your bags. You should have enough time.
Will I have enough time with a 2 hr layover in Miami .....Flying to Aruba ?
Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hello, i'm flying from aruba to SJO (Costa Rica) with layover in Miami (5hours) should i get my lugage and inspeccion or just go straight to my gate? When i'm flying back I have 1:50hours is that enough ti make it. Flying all the way with AA, thanks in advance
Hello, flying with from London to MIA and connecting to Barbados with 2 hrs layover. Both flights operated by AA on one ticket, do I have to pick up bags and clear customs in MIA?
You will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security, but you will not have to claim and re-check your bags. You should have just enough time.
Funny, like the previous person, my return flight from Quito through MIA to Boston was changed. I now have exactly a two hour layover in MIA. I have read so much about how awful MIA is to get through customs. Is two hours enough to get through customs with only carry on luggage and both flights are through AA? Right at noon time?
With only carry-ons that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I am arriving from Quito, Ecuador at 12:00 and the airline just changed my flight out to Minneapolis/St. Paul to 1:45. Is that enough time to get through customs? Both flights are on American Airlines.
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
We are flying from DFW to Miami then from Miami on to Barcelona. Our first flight was changed and now we only have 1:02 to connect between our two AA flights. Will that be enough if our bags are checked through?
Yes, all you have to do is just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi, I have a flight from JFK scheduled to land in MIA at 5:19pm and the connecting flight will leave at 6:20pm to AUA. Will that be enough time assuming the JFK flight is on time? It's all with AA on the same ticket so no baggage to collect.
I'm from the UK if that makes any difference passport/security-wise
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Will be flying from Zurich via Miami (SWISS) to Nassau (AA), on two separate tickets. How much time do I need for the transit?
I would want at LEAST 3 hours, maybe a little more.