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  • STT-MIA-SFO 40-min layover
    Aug 6, 2015
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    I am planning this trip to SFO with layover in MIA for 40 minutes. All flights are via AA. Is the time enough?

     

    That should be enough time if your flight from St. Thomas is on-time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Connecting Flight
    Aug 6, 2015
    2
    We arrive on AA flight from DEN transferring to LAN flight to LIMA. Reservations are not together so I am assuming that we will need to exit the plane (Concourse D), pick up luggage, recheck with LAN airlines, go back through security to Concourse J. We have 2 hours and 15 minutes. Is this possible or should we carry-on our luggage? Thoughts on this time line?

     

    It's barely possible - it depends on your flight from Denver being early. Since AA and LAN are both Oneworld partners, you could show your LAN confirmation to the agent in Denver and ask them to check your bags through to LIM. They are not obligated to but it doesn't hurt to ask.

     

    Thank you for you quick response. This is a really great forum.

     

  • CONNECTING FLIGHT TO ST LIOUS STL
    Aug 6, 2015
    1
    I AM COMING FROM DOHA, QATAR ON QATAR AIRWAYS/AMERICAN AIRLINE, HAVE NEXT FLIGHT ON AMERICAN AIRLINE WITH 3 HOURS LAYOVER DO I NEED TO PICK BAGAGE AND RE BOOK OR WHAT.??? I UNDERSTAND THAT MY CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION WILL BE AT MIAMI, DO INEED TO RE-CHECK MY BAGGAGE OR SAME ARE TAGGED I JUST HAVE TO TAKE THROUGH CUSTOMS AND PUT ON NEXT BELT.????

     

    In Miami you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and then put your baggage on the re-check belt, then go through security and to your departure gate. Your bags should already be tagged through to STL in Doha if both tickets were purchased on the same reservation so you won't have to get a new tag in Miami.

     

  • MCO - MIA - LHR
    Jul 28, 2015
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    Hi aim flying carton mco to London via Mia with an 1hr 45 min lay over - is that enough time? Do I need to clear immigration before leaving Mia? Thx is this enough te?

     

    What is "carton"? There is no US Immigration when leaving the US.

     

  • costa rica -mia-lhr
    Jul 21, 2015
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    all flights operated with aa on package . allowing 1 hr 27mins to connect with lhr flight.That is more than tight .It will take 30mins to disembark and even get to customs. Should I query this with package company?

     

    Yes, this will be a very difficult connection. Even though you will not have to claim and re-check your bags, this is not enough time for US Immigration, customs, and security at Miami.

     

  • BA International to AA Domestic
    Jul 16, 2015
    1
    BA have changed our flight time. We land at 7.45pm and fly out at 9.35pm. They say 1hr 50m is long enough. MIA say 2 hours. Travelling with 2 people with Autism. Will we make the connection?

     

    It's possible. Immigration shouldn't be that crowded at that time, but security may be as many flights to South America leave at that time.

     

  • LHR - MIA - CANCUN
    Jul 15, 2015
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    Hi, We have a 2 hour connection in MIA to get through US Immigration and customs. We are arriving in on AA and departing on AA to Cancun. Is this enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Quito, Equador-MIA-LGA
    Jul 13, 2015
    0
    My girlfriend is flying home from Quito, Ecuador into MIA on American Airlines arriving at approximately 4:00 AM EST. She then has a flight on American Airlines from MIA to LGA that departs at 7:00 AM EST. I live near MIA and I have not seen her in too long, and will not for a while again. The question is, does she clear customs after landing in MIA? If so, can she leave the airport at all before her flight to LGA departs? I appreciate any and all help!

     

  • International connection at MIA
    Jul 12, 2015
    1
    I'm flying next week with AA from Frankfurt via Miami to Rio and i´d like to bring a 5 liter can of beer and some with wine with me, in Brazil are 12 liter allowed and in the US only 1 liter: Do I have to clear all my baggage at customs or will AA put them directly on my plain to Rio ? Is it true that I don´t have pay/clear anything at customs, if I stay less then 8 hours ? Sorry but the people at the AA helpdesk don´t know and in the internet everybody seems to know something different THX

     

    Since you are on an international to International connection you don't have to claim and re-check your baggage. They supposedly screen the baggage between flights but I'm 95% certain your beer will still be in your bag when you get to Brazil.

     

  • YYZ-MIA-CZM
    Jul 11, 2015
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    Hello, I am flying from Toronto to Cozumel with a 2hour 35minute layover in Miami. What will be the process when I land? On my return; I am flying from Cozumel to Toronto with a 3hour 40minute layover in Miami. What will be the process when I land in Miami? Both flights are on a Saturday afternoon/evening. Both flights are US Airways but being operated by American Airlines.

     

    On your way to Cozumel 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 in that direction. On your way back to Toronto in Miami you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs and security but you should not have to claim your bags since you are on an International to International connection.

     

  • Miami Airport Terminal connections
    Jul 11, 2015
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    Are North and central terminals connected post security? My father is flying out of central terminal and I will be flying out of north terminal 2 hours after his flight? Can i clear security with him onto central terminal and then walk onto north terminal without exiting security?

     

    No, they are not connected inside security.

     

    Thanks ZAP. Can I clear security with him onto central terminal or I am not allowed do so since my flight will leave from North terminal?

     

  • London Miami grand Cayman
    Jul 11, 2015
    3
    We are flying from London to grand Cayman via Miami all with aa with a 2 hour stay in Miami. Very concerned about timing and whether we have to Get bags go through customs then check in again with bags even though all flights are aa? Heard customs etc is a nightmare there?

     

    If you are on an International to International connection on AA through MIA you do not have to claim and re-check your bags. You should have enough time if your flight from London is on-time.

     

    Even aa couldn't seem to advise. The person I spoke with kept Contradicting herself. Said I couldn't check in at Heathrow all the way then said I could but would have to collect bags then check them in again for the Cayman flight. Still feel none the wiser

     

    Hi ZAP, Im coming from Barbados to Toronto, via Miami on AA. Called AA yesterday asking about procedure in MIA, lady told me that we have to clear both US Immigration & Customs, which is opposite to what you said. So, do we clear Immigration first? After that we just walk to the gate, without ever seeing/touching our bags or interacting with a Customs officer? Sorry for the questions, but Im a bit confused as to the exact procedure. Thanks for the help!

     

  • POS to LGA with a stop in MIA
    Jul 6, 2015
    1
    hello, Im flying from Port of Spain trinidad to LGA with a stop in MIA. Do you have to claim your baggage the re-check? I went through FLL and it took 3 hrs I was wondering if its as brutal in MIA or if US Airways can send your bags all the way to your final destination. My layover is 1hr 45mins and nervous about it.

     

    Yes, in Miami you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Traveling From Toronto YYZ to Miami To Liberia Costa Rica
    Jun 29, 2015
    1
    With US customs happening in Toronto, will I have to get my luggage and recheck it in Miami or will it go straight through to Liberia? I only have a 1hr 15 minute layover and the luggage being check is my surfboard.

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Costa Rica is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Quito LAN _-MIA- RDU
    Jun 23, 2015
    1
    arriving at Miami on LAN Ecuador at 6:40 pm Sunday after a tour. We will connect to a AA flight to RDU that leaves at 9 pm. Two separate tickets. will this give us enough time to connect?

     

    That should be enough time. If you show your AA confirmation to the LAN agent in Quito they may tag your bags through to RDU for you. Then you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk in Terminal J after clearing customs instead of having to take them with you to Terminal D to re-check with American.

     





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