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  • Connecting flight
    Jun 22, 2014
    3
    Hi I am arriving in Miami International Airport from Orlando and have a connecting flight to Heathrow. Can anyone let me know the process? Do I have to check in again after arrival? Mixed information all around the web. Thxs

     

    Only international arrivals, including US citizens, need to go through the immigration/ customs procedure at US airports. Your arrival at & departure from MIA depends on which airline you take. Most likely, you will arrive at Midfield Concourse C/D, at C or D gates, & depart from either Z or H gates of the Main Terminal. Your boarding pass, as well as the overhead screens on arrival at IAD, should indicate flight & gate number. While the Aerotrain runs its continuous loop between the Main Terminal and Concourses A - C -C gates C1-30 & D gates D1-32 are connected by a walkway. Hurry! For more details, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/mia, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text. Note that if you use the same airline for both flights, or booked both flights on one ticket, your checked bags will arrive automatically at Heathrow where you need to go through their international arrivals procedure (open ifly.com/lhr) & click on 'Terminal Map'.

     

    Only international arrivals,including US citizens, need to go through the immigration/ customs procedure at US airports. Your arrival at & departure from MIA depends on which airline you take. Note that if you use the same airline for both flights, or booked both flights on one ticket, your checked bags will arrive automatically at Heathrow where you need to go through their international arrivals procedure (open ifly.com/lhr) & click on 'Terminal Map'.

     

    Please ignore sujun's nonsensical boilerplate responses. If both of your flights are on AA/BA you do not have to do anything with your bags in MIA. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will be connected inside security.

     

  • MCO - MIA- MEX
    Jun 13, 2014
    1
    I am travelling from orlando international to Mexico with AA. Flight 1638 arrives Miami international at 11.10am. Flight 1303 departs Miami 12.55pm. Is this sufficient time? Do I need to clear passport at Miami or will this take place in orlando? Do bags get checked through at orlando Ordovician I need to claim and recheck at Miami? Thanks :)

     

    Only a few minutes, you do not have to go through EU immigration, only security, and the Delta gates are usually all right next to each other.

     

  • Transferring from Concourse H to Concourse J
    Jun 9, 2014
    1
    Is it possible to go from Concourse H to Concourse J without having to exit the airside area and go through security to get onto Concourse J?

     

    There's not much you can do in the time you will be in New York. You could ride the train into the city but you'd have to turn right back around when you got there pretty much. You could take a cab to Flushing Meadows Corona Park where the 1964 World's Fair was, but it's not that interesting and you'd have to call to get a cab to take you back to the airport.

     

  • Connecting flight
    May 26, 2014
    1
    I am flying from Trinidad to orlando via American Airlines, there's a connection in Miami. The layover is about 2 hours, however the ticket was purchased as one ticket on AA website(I didn't book each flight separately). I know I will be pressed for time. Can anybody explain to me the procedure with regards to collecting and checking in baggage and immigration and security?

     

    You will arrive, be funneled towards immigration, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk with American. Then you will go up to the departure level and go through security and to your departure gate which will be in the same terminal.

     

  • connecting flight
    May 25, 2014
    1
    i have a flight connecting flight from montego bay jamaica to jfk and the switch over time is 1 hr and 40 minuites on american airlines...is that enough time

     

    At MIA, American Airlines uses both Concourses D & E of the North Terminal with corresponding gates. On arrival at MIA you need to go through international arrivals procedures. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/mia, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Connecting flight
    May 19, 2014
    2
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    2
    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
    1
    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
    2
    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
    2
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     





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