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  • Connecting flight
    May 19, 2014
    We are flying on a American eagle that has a arrival gate D60 it lands at 11 35 an and we have a connecting flight to San Juan PR 40 min at 12 15 pm later which we be at a gate D4.. Will we make it?


    At gate D60 walk to Skytrain Station 4 (serving gates D40-60 and get off at Skytrain Station 1, which stops near gate D17 & walk to D4. You have enough time.


    Is it on the same level as all the gates or do I have another level to go to THANKS


  • IAD > MIA > NASSAU - 35 minute connection in Miami to Nassau...??
    May 8, 2014
    I will be boarding an American Airlines flight from Washington Dulles airport, arriving into Miami at 4:50. My connection to Nassau leaves at 5:35 on American Eagle. Is this enough time? I know they start boarding 30 minutes before take off, so by the time we deplane they will have already started boarding. I'm afraid that if we have to change terminals we won't make it, let alone a slight delay in our flight.


    At MIA, Both airlines serve at the North Terminal which has a one-mile-long Concourse D, served by the Skytrain at 4 stations: near gate D17, D20-25, D26-39 & E1-35 and D40-60 - taking minutes. Just follow signs.


  • Enough time for interconnecting flight to Orlando?
    May 7, 2014
    Hi! We are a family of 4 travelling from London Heathrow via American Airlines to Miami on 22nd May. We have 2 hours and 10 minutes (if the flight is on time) to get our interconnecting flight to Orlando (also American Airlines). Is this enough time as I have heard many horror stories about immigration and baggage queues, etc. at Miami. I was wondering whether we should try and switch to the later Orlando flight which would give us 4 and a half hours in between flights. Also, are there any suggestions to speed things up? We booked the flights all at the same time if this makes any difference. Many thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Immigration at MIA is much improved over the past.


  • International arrival to MIA
    May 4, 2014
    I'm coming in on BA from London. Is 2 1/2 hours enough time to make it through customs and make connection to TLH?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • AA to LAN time concern
    Apr 20, 2014
    I just learned that, in the interest of time, I should claim my checked bag when arriving MIA and make haste. I was not aware that I have to go through security again. Does this mean a huge general security line with my bag a second time? Or do I simply rush to LAN counter and check and then at some point go through security? My flight arrives at 1:50 pm and LAN leaves At 5:10 on a Wednesday.


    Correction, the incoming flight ifrom Charlotte is USAIR and this week appears to be using gate E4. Time concerns!


    You will have a ton of time, even if your tickets were purchased separately and you have to claim baggage and re-check. If your purchased together your bags should be automatically transferred from US Airways to LAN.


  • 50 min connection JFK-MIA-Cancun
    Apr 17, 2014
    Is 50 minutes enough to connect if we are flying July 1 from JFK with a MIA connection and on to Cancun? We get into MIA at 8:35am and depart MIA at 9:25am. Thank you


    If both of your flights are on American then yes that should be enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • LAX > MIA > BGI and back.
    Apr 16, 2014
    Hello. I'll be flying LAX > MIA > BGI on American Airlines. I have 1:45 time between flights on the way there (LAX > MIA > BGI). And then I have a 2:30 layover in MIA on the return flight (BGI > MIA > LAX). Will I have enough time to make both connections? Do I need to recheck bags?


    Yes, you should have enough time both ways. On your way to Barbados you won't have to do anything with your bags, however, on the way back you will go through US immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, then re-check them, then go through security.


    Awesome! Thank you for the info :)


  • Transfer times
    Mar 31, 2014
    We are flying from London to Miami (BA) in April and have 4 hours to get on to an AA flight to Guatemala - hand luggage only. Should be OK? But coming back in from Belize to Miami we only have 2 hours to get our BA flight back to London (hand luggage). Will we make it? Coming back from


    On the way there you will have plenty of time. The way back will be a little trickier but still should be enough time as long as your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you!


  • Connection Time AA
    Feb 24, 2014
    I am bookings awards tix on AA and wondering if an hour connection time is sufficient. I arrive in MIA from DCA at 9:40am then the connecting flight to SKB is at 10:50am. Is that enough time? I will be travelling with a toddler.....thoughts?


    Yes that should be plenty of time. All AA flights are connected inside security.


  • JFK to MiA with Aa then MIA to NAS with bahamasair
    Feb 5, 2014
    Do I have enough time to check in with bahamasair? Arrive in MIA with AA at 6:45pm and flying to Nassau with Bahamasair at 8:40 pm on valentine's day,I know the terminals are different, I will have only carry on baggage.


    The Bahamasair website says that you have to check in 2 hours before the flight, however they then say they accept baggage up to 1 hour before the flight, so chances are you'll be OK if you're there 90 minutes before the flight and just say your inbound flight was delayed.


  • horrible
    Jan 4, 2014
    Poor service, walked out.


  • Connecting from MIA to Mexico
    Dec 9, 2013
    We are coming in on AA from Guadeloupe and connectng on AA to MEX, will 1hr 50 mins be enough (if the flight arrive on time), moreover 23 Dec is the last Sat before X'mas, if we miss this connecting flights all our travel plans will be messed up as we have domestic flights to catch In MEX the following morning.What the risk of missing the connecting flight given the current situation in the immigration clearance in MIA airport? What time do the gates usually close on aa, an hr before? Does that mean we have only 50 mins to leave the plane,find our way to pick up our baggaes,find our way to immigration, wait to clear, come back in ,check baggages again and run to gate?? Should we modify our plans now( will cost us some losses) to prepare for the worst to ease some stress. Any helpful suggestion would bemost appreciated as this will be the first time we transit in MIA


    That should be enough time. Gates do not close that early. They probably won't even start boarding until 30-45 minutes before the flight.


  • Arriving Delta, Leaving Lan Ecuador
    Nov 20, 2013
    With construction going on, what terminal will Lan Ecuador flights to Ecuador be leaving from? (on Dec. 5, 2013) I have 2 1/2 hours between arrival/departure, must pick up bags and get to Lan Ecuador in that time. Enough time? Suggestions?


    LAN Ecuador flights leave from Concourse J of the South Terminal. What airline are you flying in to MIA?


    I'm arriving from Kansas City on Delta.


    Regarding travel from Miami to Ecuador: Will I have to do anything else when I arrive at MIA, other than get my checked luggage from Delta... and then check in at the LanEcuador desk?


    Well, other than having to go through security again after you check in with Lan Ecuador, no, you won't have to do anything in MIA. Also, no airlines fly nonstop from Kansas City to Miami - I'm assuming that if you're flying Delta that you also have a connection in Atlanta, is that correct?


    Yes. I connect in Atlanta. I've assumed that all of the Delta gates (arrival and departure) are in the same terminal there, but I guess I'd better find out for sure. I have a couple of hours there, so lack of time shouldn't be a problem. Any suggestions?


    Yes, all Delta gates at MIA are in the South Terminal concourse H, close to where you will check in with LAN Ecuador.


    Thanks. You've been extremely helpful!


  • From Boston to Barbados via MIAMI- 1 hr between flights. enough time?
    Nov 11, 2013
    Hello I land in Miami, from Boston, at 9:00am and depart to Barbados at 10:05am. Do I have enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, all you will have to do in Miami is go from your first gate to your second. Assuming both flights are on American, they are all connected beyond security.


  • Lan Airlines
    Oct 17, 2013
    I am picking up someone on LAN flight 2514 tomorrow morning. Where should I meet her after she gets thru customs?


    Your party will arrive at the South Terminal which houses Concourses H & J and corresponding gates. International Arrivals will be processed at Arrivals J - meet your party outside of Arrivals J or at the Information counter.


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