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  • NYC to La Paz via Miami
    May 15, 2015
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    I'll be arriving from NYC, connecting in MIA to La Paz. All with American Airlines, only hang luggage. Have the following options for connecting time in MIA: 52 min, 1h34min, 2h12min, 3h20min. Which is the shortest, which is still safe to take? Thanks!

     

    All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. So the 52 minute is doable, but I would personally book the 1 hr 34 minute.

     

  • Connection flight from Concourse H to D
    May 14, 2015
    1
    I'll be arriving at MIA from Bogotá, Colombia on a LAN flight, but I have a connection AA flight to catch to Chicago. I know that I have to clear immigration and customs and then re-check bags and clear security again. Is 2 hours and 20 minutes enough time?

     

    If tickets were purchased together on one reservation then yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Connection
    May 13, 2015
    1
    Hi I'm flying from London to San Pedro Sula via Miami, will I need to collect my baggage in Miami, and will 2.10 be enough time to make the connection?

     

    If both tickets are on American and were purchased together you should not have to claim your baggage in Miami but you will still have to go through US Immigration. You should have enough time.

     

  • Transit from Puerto Rico
    May 12, 2015
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    Hi, I'm a non US citizen looking at a flight from Puerto Rico transit in MIA then on to Cancun. All with AA. It gives me 45 minutes transit time between connections. This seems ridiculously short. Will I make it?

     

    It's possible All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and all AA gates at MIA are connected inside security.

     

  • Better to cut through parking garage than take moving walkway?
    May 11, 2015
    1
    We are landing in terminal J from Argentina and have a tight connection at gate 6 terminal D. is it possible to get to D from J by cutting through the parking lot vs. walking all the way around the U shaped terminal? Thanks!

     

    Yes, but it won't save you much time.

     

  • Enough time: dCA to MIA to Curacao
    May 10, 2015
    1
    Flying Washington DC to Curacao changing planes in Miami do I need to go through customs or TSA in Miami? Is one hour enough?

     

    No, you do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Panama City - Miami (1.5 hrs) - Chicago
    May 4, 2015
    1
    Hi all, I'm planning on booking a flight with AA from Panama City to Chicago. There is a 1.5 hr stopover in Miami, I'm not sure if I'll have to go through security / or take off my bag and put it on again etc, could anyone let me know the procedure and if this is enough time? (I'm a UK citizen if that makes a difference).

     

    Yes, you will arrive in Miami, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. 1.5 hours is barely enough time assuming everything goes smoothly.

     

  • AA domestic to Lan-best route?
    May 1, 2015
    2
    We travel tomorrow from Vegas to MIA on AA landing in D, then fly Lan to EZE. What is the fastest way to get from D gates to J? And we will need to get Lan tix at a counter. We're TSA pre but I don't know if Lan has that info for when they give us our tix-advice on navigating the airport appreciated! we have abt 2 hours.

     

    That will be tough if your first flight is late at all. You basically have to walk from D to J and you will probably have to bring your bags with you because it sounds like you have two separate tickets.

     

    thanks for the quick response! So do we land in D, and take moving walkways to H where we tickt for Lan? We only have carry on and are flying in biz on LAN if that might help...

     

  • Connection flights
    Apr 29, 2015
    1
    What are the arrival / departure concourse for American A and Eagle coming from Colombia With connection flight to Chicago?

     

    Both flights will likely be on Concourse D - however, in between you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, and go through security.

     

  • Flight connection to LAX from Managua
    Apr 25, 2015
    1
    Hi. We're flying back from Managua to LAX with AAA tomorrow with lay over of 2 hours. We have to go through immigration. Is it enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • From Trinidad to Seattle
    Apr 20, 2015
    1
    Hi, Good day I will be flying from Port-of-Spain to Seattle, however I have two stops first stop is at miami with layover 1hour and 36 mins and then to Los Angeles with lay over of 1hour and 17 mins. Will 1 hour and 36 mins be enough to connect to the miami flight. All my flights are with American Airlines, do they transfer our luggage? or do we have to get our luggages after immigration check ? I am really worried since i cant cancel or change my flight options. Thank you.

     

    In Miami you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate 1 hr 36 minutes should be barely enough time. If your flight from POS is late they can rebook you to Seattle either on the nonstop flight in the Evening or through a different hub, such as Chicago or Dallas.

     

  • is 3hrs enough to transit
    Apr 16, 2015
    2
    hi Looking to fly from london to miami to quito in November - have 3hrs to transit - should this be ok?

     

    3 hours should be sufficient.

     

    Thank you

     

  • EWR-MHH via MIA - 45 mins layover
    Apr 13, 2015
    1
    Hi, We are travelling from Newark to Marsh Harbour Bahamas - via MIA in AA. What exit requirements are there at MIA for MHH? Is this sufficient time?

     

    There are no exit requirements. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All AA gates at MIA are connected inside security. You will show your passport when you board the flight and will go through Bahamanian immigration when you get to Marsh Harbour.

     

  • Is 50 min connection time enough?
    Apr 9, 2015
    1
    I booked an AA flight from San Francisco to La Paz, Bolivia with a connection in Miami. When I booked the flight, the connection time was 2 hours and 30 mins but now AA just emailed me with a change and connection time is now only 50 minutes. I am very worry. Is this enough to change plane from domestics flight to International flight? Even if we can make it, how about our bags? Please advice.

     

    All you have to do in Miami on your way to Bolivia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You and your bags should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • Connecting Flight at MIA 1h40
    Apr 7, 2015
    3
    I booked on the AA website a flight for the 30th July from Rome (FCO) to Santiago del Chile (SCL) with two flight connections, the first in Madrid (MAD) and the second one in Miami (MIA). MAD-MIA is operated in code sharing by Iberia, MIA-SCL is operate by AA. By the time I booked the flight, the connection time in MIA was 2hours and 20 minutes, so I thought it was enough. Today AA sent me an email with a schedule change, and the connection time in Miami will be 1 hour and 50 minutes. Is it enough in your opinion?can I reach quickly the AA's terminal from the Iberia's one? Will I have to claim the baggage and pass from the custom?what can I do if I lose the connection? The 30th July will be Thursday and I will arrive at MIA at 7.55 PM and should leave at 9.45 PM. Thank you very much!!

     

    1 Hr 50 minutes is probably still OK. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security, but since you are on an International to International connection you should not have to claim your baggage in Miami. If you miss your connection you will spend the night in Miami and be booked on the flight to Santiago the next evening.

     

    Thank you!!If I miss the connection will I have to pay something (flight of the day after to Santiago, hotel in Miami) or does AA usually offer that to those who miss a connection of a flight booked all with AA?

     

    You will be rebooked without extra charge but will probably have to pay for you own hotel.

     





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