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  • Connection Time
    Jun 16, 2015
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    I'll be arriving at MIA from Barbados, on a AA flight, but I have a connection AA flight to catch to Minneapolis. I know that I have to clear immigration and customs and then re-check bags and clear security again. I have 1 hour and 41 minutes. Do I have enough time. I am a US citizen.

     

    That should be barely enough time.

     

  • Transit Time Advice
    Jun 13, 2015
    3
    Travelling to NYC from Brasil via MIAMI, before booking a connecting flight, how much time should be given for transit? I believe I will have to pass the immig and collect luggage, etc.

     

    I would want at least 2 hours.

     

    i am flying American Airlines from Brasil to Miami...if I book the same airline, will i still need to checkout and checkin luggage?

     

    If your tickets are bought on the same reservation then no. If you buy two separate reservations on the same airline, then you will need to ask the counter in NY to check your bags through to Brasil by showing your AA confirmation to Brasil. If you book another airline that is their alliance partner, such as TAM, they may tag them through to Brasil and they may not. If you book an airline that is not a partner, such as Gol they will not tag your bags through to Brasil and you will have to claim and re-check them.

     

  • information
    Jun 9, 2015
    1
    we are flying from the UK to Punta Cana via Miami, do we need to collect our baggage in miami and go through imigration and customs then re check in ???

     

    Since you are on an International to International connection you will not have to claim your bags in Miami but you will have to go through US Immigration and customs.

     

  • Lounge Clubs
    Jun 9, 2015
    1
    I have a 4+ hour layover in Miami. Flying in and out of Terminal D. I have a Lounge Club membership that will get me into Club America in F or the VIP Lounge in J. Can I walk between terminals without going through security? Which club is better?

     

    You will have to exit security to use either of those lounges.

     

  • EYW-MIA-BCN
    May 30, 2015
    1
    I'm a non US citizen considering booking a flight on the British Airways website from key west to barcelona with a connection in miami of 2hrs 51mins. From key west to miami it says executed by Republic Airlines As American Eagle and from miami to barcelona it says executed by American Airlines. Do I go through customs, security, passport control in miami? Do I have to collect my luggage in miami and re-check in? Thank you for the info.

     

    No, all you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All American/American Eagle gates in Miami are connected inside security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • Flying from Trinidad to Peru via Miami with american airlines
    May 25, 2015
    1
    Is a 2 hour connection time enough? What security will I have to go through?

     

    You will arrive, go through US Immigration and Customs and security. You should not have to collect your bags since you are on an international to international connection. If you are a Trinidad or Peru citizen you will need a US Transit Visa.

     

  • 2 hours and thirty minutes (layover)
    May 19, 2015
    1
    Hello, I am a non us citizen. I'm travelling from PUJ (Punta cana) to MCO (Orlando) by MIA. I have a 2 hjours and 30 minutes layover in MIA. Is it enough? I have to go through customs, pick up my baggage, etc??

     

    Yes, in Miami you will 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. You should have enough time.

     

  • an hour layover in MCO
    May 18, 2015
    1
    Hi, I am a non-US citizen considering a flight from CLT to STT with 1 hour layover in MCO and MIA and all via AA. Is 1 hour layover in MCO enough - with or without checked bags?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • 43 min layover in MIA
    May 18, 2015
    1
    I am a non-US citizen looking for a flight from CLT to STT with 43 minute layover in MIA. Is there enough time - with or without checked bags?

     

    That is enough time, but leaves very little time to spare in case your flight into Miami is delayed.

     

  • Flight Connections
    May 23, 2015
    2
    HI, I booked a flight from London to Miami and then connecting flight to Orlando. All flights are with American Airlines and under same reservation. The layover at Miami is 3 hours and 20 minutes. Do I need to claim and recheck my baggage at Miami and go through security? If so, is 3 hours enough to do so? I arrive in the evening at 8.30 p.m. thanks, Lis

     

    Yes, in Miami, you will arrive, 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. You have plenty of time.

     

    Even if the flights are with American Airlines and under the same booking do you have to get your suitcase at Miami. I thought it could go all the way through.

     

  • NYC to La Paz via Miami
    May 15, 2015
    1
    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
    1
    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.

     





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