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  • AA layover enough time?
    Aug 7, 2016
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    Hi all, curious how long it takes to get through customs and immigration coming back into the U.S.? We arrive in MIA from UVF at 6:20pm and depart MIA to PHX at 7:59pm...is 1hr 40min long enough to clear customs/immigration/pick up and recheck luggage? Thank you! -LB

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Be prepared to spend the night in Miami if it doesn't.

     

  • MXP-MIA-CUN
    Aug 5, 2016
    1
    Hi. I'll flight in MIA from Milan MXP to Cancun. I'll land in MIA at 15.50 and departure from MIA to CUN at 18.20. 2.30 h connection time. All operate by AA. will I have enought time? wich is the procedure for connection? claim baggage in MIA? Thank

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you are International to International and both flights are on AA you won't have to claim your bags, just go through US Immigration, customs, and security and to your departure gate.

     

  • American airlines connections
    Aug 4, 2016
    3
    Hi - I am flying into MIA from LAX Dec 16 on LATAM LA9068, operated by American Airlines. I have a 2.10hr connection to an international flight LA8649 operated by AA to Bogota. I am then returning again with LATAM (AA) from Bogota to LAX Jan 4, this time with a 3hr connection. Given the domestic/international connections, do these transit times work? We are two adults and two kids (5 and 7) - does MIA have family lanes for immigration? JC.

     

    On the way to Bogota all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time for both connections. No US airport has family lanes.

     

    Does that mean baggage is checked all the way through from LAX and customs/security is also done at the LAX end? I thought we would have to go through baggage pick up and then immigration etc when landing at MIA and going onto BOG (we are not US citizens).

     

    There is no US Customs when exiting the US. You will go through security at LAX.

     

  • FLYING IN ON AMERICAN THEN LEAVING ON TURKISH AIRLINES
    Aug 3, 2016
    3
    I am arriving on AA from Tampa however leaving on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. Turkish Airlines will not issue a boarding pass over the internet. Do I need to leave the arrival terminal and head to the check in counter for Turkish Airlines and go through Security again or is there a check in counter in the arrivals and depart area for Turkish Airlines?

     

    AA and Turkish use different terminals on opposite sides of the airport, so you would have to exit security anyway to go to the correct terminal.

     

    Am I able to take the moving walkway on level three around from the north terminal to the south terminal? Am I able to check in with Turkish airlines at the gate so I don't have to go through security again or do I need to check in at the counter then have to go through security again? I only have two hours between my arriving flight and my departing flight

     

    You have to go through security again. The South and North terminals are NOT connected inside security. You have a very difficult connection.

     

  • LGA - MIA - BGI
    Aug 3, 2016
    2
    Hi will be arriving in MIA at 17.31 on AA flight from LGA and then flying with AA at 18.21 to Barbados. Is this long enough to make the connection? Will we have to clear Immigration? I'm assuming AA will check luggage through.

     

    There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

    Many thanks for the prompt reply. Forgot to mention that we are UK citizens does this make any difference? I assume we clear immigration at LGA

     

  • MGA-MIA-RDU
    Aug 2, 2016
    2
    Arrive MIA from Managua at 5:25 pm connecting flight to RDU departs at 9:45 pm. Flying American. Will I make connection? Is the international terminal a long way from terminal of my RDU flight? Thank you!

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. They are the same terminal. You will 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.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • CLT-MIA-ANU
    Aug 2, 2016
    1
    So nervous, as I have only flown one other time before without connecting flights. Please advise.. We arrive from Charlotte in Miami at 9:01am and depart for ANU at 10:07am. Does that give us enough time for the connection? Checked luggage an issue with that connection time? TIA!

     

    All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Connection time
    Aug 2, 2016
    2
    I will be arriving at MIA from LHR with AA on December 9th at 4.05pm. My connecting flight to Orlando will leave at 6.16pm, also with AA. Do you reckon I will make it?

     

    Forgot to mention that I'm not a US citizen, but I have visited on the same ESTA earlier this year. How is the wait time at the kiosks compared to the 'normal route'?

     

    The kiosks usually save some time. You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Connection at Miami
    Aug 2, 2016
    1
    Hi, I am arriving from Doha on Qatar Airways to DFW (Terminal D) at 4:20pm and my onward travel is at 08pm on AA2299 on 21 Aug. The booking does not specify the arrival/departure terminal. So is the connection in the same terminal ?

     

    SORRY ! MISTAKE IN THE QUERY PLEASE IGNORE

     

  • Orlando to Cozumel
    Jul 29, 2016
    1
    Hi, I am travelling from Orlando to Cozumel with a 59 minute connection time in Miami. Will this be enough time? do I need to collect bags & go through security again? Flying with AA. Thanks

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the way yo Cozumel. There is no US Customs when exiting the US.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Jul 28, 2016
    6
    This is my first time at MIA. I will be connecting to NY FROM AA to another AA flight. Do I have to claim baggage and go through security. How far is the departure lounge for the connection. Landing 6:50 and scheduled to leave MIA 9:50. Is that enough time for my connection? Thanks

     

    Where are you flying into Miami from?

     

    St Kitts

     

    Then yes, upon arrival in Miami you will 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 should have enough time.

     

    So although I will be continuing on an Anerican Airline flight I have to reclaim my bags then recheck them?

     

    Yes, you have to do that in order to go through US Customs. it is a federal law.

     

    Ok. Thanks much. Just hope there is enough time.

     

  • Rio to Miami to Dublin connecting flight
    Jul 28, 2016
    1
    Hey! I have a connecting flight that stops in Miami from Rio de janerio and then on to Dublin. Will I go through customs and immigration Brazil first? Because I only have a hour and 30 mins in miami

     

    No, 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 (if they are tagged through to Dublin) and then go through security and to your departure gate. Also, there are no nonstop flights from Miami to Dublin - what airlines are you flying?

     

  • connecting flights
    Jul 27, 2016
    1
    Hello we are travelling ti miami via orlando and then to cancun with same airline do we have to clear customs and can we go out of airport

     

    SO you are flying ???-Orlando-Miami-Cancun? If so there is no US Customs when leaving the US. You can leave the airport in Miami if you want, but you have to go through security again when you return, so be prepared, it can take awhile. Also the Miami airport isn't really close to anything worth seeing.

     

  • Flying Toronto to Rio de Janeiro with connection in Miami
    Jul 25, 2016
    2
    First time fliers, headed to Rio from Toronto with a connection at MIA, all on AA. Arrive at MIA at 8:20pm and depart at 10:20pm. Do we have lots of time? Not sure if we have to go through security again or not.

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so all you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Connecting flight
    Jul 24, 2016
    1
    I'm flying from Quito to Los Angeles with connecting flight in Miami. My flight from Quito gets to Miami at 7:20pm and Los Angeles flight is at 9:30pm. Is that enough time to collect my bag and go through security line? Both flights are AA.

     

    You won't have to claim your bag since you are on an International to International connection all on AA. You do have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. You should have just enough time.

     

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