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  • Kingston - Miami - Vegas
    Jun 30, 2013
    1
    We aree arriving at MIA from Kingston on a saturday afternoon at 2.55PM and have a connection from MIA to LAS leaving at 4.30 PM. Both flights with AA We are flying business class for both flights. 2 questions : 1.Do we have to retrieve our luggage and re-check it? 2. I know it is going to depend on how many flights arrive at that time, but do those of you who know think that we will be able to do this connection? Thanks

     

    Yes, you will have yo reclaim your baggage in immigration then re-check it with American when you exit customs. It will be very tight. Immigration has been really bad at MIA lately. Unfortunately if you miss your connection there are no flights from Miami to Las Vegas until the next morning, however, they might be able to re-book you connecting through dallas.

     

  • Connection
    Jun 30, 2013
    2
    I am going from Ney York (JFK) to Miami on 24th of July, and then I have a connecting flight from Miami to Belize City. I have both flights with American Airlines and only 1 hour for connection. Is this enough? Do I have to go trought security again? I'm not US citizen - before this I will be in New York for 3 days.

     

    You may arrive in Miami at either the Central Terminal's Concourse E (E gates) or at the North Terminal's Concourse D, as AA uses both concourses). You will depart from the North Terminal D, which is AA's hub for Latin America & Caribbean. Your boarding pass and the overhead screens on arrival at MIA will indicate airline and gate number. If you need to transfer, use the Skyride Connector, a moving walkway on level 3, connecting all terminals (with 4 stops inside Concourse D). You have enough time.

     

    Thank you so much for your help. I was following flights for few days and all of them departed in Concourse D so probably I won't have to change terminal. And I wasn't sure if I have to go trought security check again if I have connection from domestic to international flight.

     

  • Connection flight from Concourse E to D
    Jun 28, 2013
    11
    Hi there. I'll be arriving at MIA from Puerto Plata on a AA flight on Gate E6 but I have a connection flight to catch at D16 to Madrid (AA Flight too). I have only 1 hour between connecting flights. Will I have time to clear customs and go from Concourse E to D? What's the fastest way to get there? Can I check in my luggage at Puerto Plata directly to the final destination (Madrid) without re-check-in at MIA to save more time? Thank you for the help

     

    Immigration lines at MIA have been running over 90 minutes lately. You will likely miss your connection. You will have to claim your luggage an re-check in MIA. If you miss your connection, American may be able to re-book you on the 10:35 PM Iberia flight to Madrid. You can simply walk from the International Re-Check counter to Concourse D. It's all connected.

     

    Ok... That's a big problem. The flight I'm talking about will be on 10th December. I initially booked my flight to Iberia Flight at 10:35PM but it seems that (in that day) that flight will not exist and I've been re-scheduled on the 6:15PM AA flight to Madrid and, according with the timetable, it seems to be the last flight to Madrid.

     

    The flight will be on 9th December. Sorry, my mistake.

     

    Then chances are, unless your flight gets in very early or the immigration situation in Miami improves before then, you'll probably be spending the night in Miami. They could also re-book you to another european hub, such as on the 8:45 British Airways flight or 8:55 American flight to London, and then on British Airways or Iberia to Madrid.

     

    Hmm... Ok. If that happens, the re-book will be free of charge or Will I have to pay for another ticket? Didn't MIA airport had been restructured last year to prevent these immigration delays?

     

    They will rebook you for free. The problem is not with the airport's construction, it's that the staffing by the US CBP Immigration agents is inadequate. However, even during normal staffing, doing an international to international connection in less than an hour is really pushing it.

     

    That's not my fault. I booked Iberia's flight at 10:35PM to have enough time for immigration check, but that flight was canceled and AA re-scheduled to 6:20PM... Oh well. ZAP, Thank you very much for your help :)

     

    You could call AA now (or whoever issued your ticket) and ask to be rebooked through London. According to AA, the minimum International-International connection time at MIA is 1:20 mins so they should have to rebook you free of charge (or issue you a refund if you'd prefer). The only legal itinerary POP-MAD (on any airline) that I can find on Dec 9 is POP-MIA-LHR-MAD on AA/BA/IB.

     

    AA don't have an email that we can use to contact them? I'm in Portugal so it's a little bit complicated to call them. I don't know what to do...

     

    This is their number in Spain: 902 115 570 http://www.americanairlines.es/intl/es/customerService/customerService.jsp They don't have a phone number for Portugal since they don't fly there.

     

    Thank you ZAP. I'll try to contact them to re-book :)

     

  • Security check
    Jun 17, 2013
    1
    Arriving on USair from Philadelphia connecting on AA to Lima,Peru-will I need to go thru security on arrival in Miami?

     

    Yes, as your US Airways flight will arrive in J and your American flight will depart from D or E on the opposite side of the airport.

     

  • Great food and even better coffee!
    Jun 9, 2013
    0
    Love coming home and being greeted by the fantastic smell of Cuban coffee! Try it for yourself, you'll be back to MIA in no time :)

     

  • Need some info
    Jun 9, 2013
    1
    Does anyone know if a 3 hour connection is sufficient enough coming from Cancun on AA and going to Zurich on LX. Will arrive into terminal D and depart from Terminal J. Will my bags be checked through if AA tags the bag for ZRH. Some info would be great. Thanks PPW

     

    As an international arrival at MIA, you are being processed in the North Terminal's Arrivals facility, where you go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag on level 2, from which you can then connect to your next flight. On the second level are 5 baggage claim carousels with access to the Sky Train on either side, connecting to all other gates. Your connecting terminal is the South Terminal, Concourse J (Swiss AL). 3 hrs is plenty of transfer time.

     

  • terminal d to j
    May 25, 2013
    1
    I will be traveling on aa which comes into terminal d. I am going to set up a global entry interview which i guess is in terminal j. How long does it take to get between terminal d and j

     

    1. MIA's three passenger terminals are arranged in a semi-circle: North Terminal with Concourse D & Customs facilities; Central Terminal, & South Terminal with Concourses H & J. 2. International Arrivals from Concourses D are processed in the new North Terminal's Arrivals Facility. Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag on level 2, from which you can then connect to your next flight. The new passport control center with 72 processing has six lanes specifically for Global Entry program members - inquire when going through passport check for location of Global Entry interview.

     

  • New Orleans Miami London
    Apr 28, 2013
    1
    Hi on may 26th (Sunday ) I will be travelling on a British airways ticket New Orleans to London Heathrow via MIA using American Airlines AA

     

    If you arrive via American Eagle, you arrive either at Concourse D or E (with corresponding gates), if arriving by American Airlines, it's Concourse E. British Airways is in Concourse F. The Skyride Connector, a moving walkway on level 3, connects all concourses. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/mia, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • TRAVEL
    Mar 4, 2013
    3
    I WILL TRAVEL ON 8TH OF MARCH FROM WASHINGTON DC TO BARBDOS TROUGH MIAMI AIRPORT WITH AA. HOW ARE THE CONNECTING TIPS I SHOULD KNOW? DO I NEED TO CLAIM MY BAGGAGE? FROM WHERE I WILL TAKE THE BOARDING PASS? I HAVE ONLY 1 HOUR BETWEEN FLIGHTS.

     

    At MIA, both American & American Eagle use Concourses E (Central Terminal) and Concourse D (North Terminal) with corresponding gates. The Skyride Connector is a moving walkway on level 3, connecting all terminals (with 4 stops inside Concourse D). I suggest you open www.ifly.com/mia then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    On the way to Barbados you can get both of your boarding passes and have your bags checked all the way though to Barbados in Washington DC. On the way back you'll get both boarding passes and have your bag checked to Washington DC in Barbados, but you will reclaim your bag in immigration in Miami and re-check it with American after going through customs.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • meeting point
    Feb 8, 2013
    1
    On Saturday 23rd. a friend of mine is arriving from Las Vegas flight AA 1614 and his wife is arriving a couple of hours later to the same terminal (flight AA928). Where does he meet her? I know that both flights arrive to Concourse D, but my friend's flight is domestic, and her flight is international.

     

    At MIA, American Airlines uses the Central Terminal with Concourse E and the North Terminal with Concourse D. If your friends are international arrivals, they will be processed in the new North Terminal's Arrivals facility and could meet up in the Arrivals hall near the info desk. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/mia, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • terminal connections
    Dec 27, 2012
    1
    quickest way from D42 to H11

     

    On arrival at MIA at North Terminal, Concourse D, use the Skytrain to the South Terminal, Concourse H. Signs will guide you.

     

  • Connect from Terminal D to Terminal E
    Dec 24, 2012
    1
    I was re-routed at the last minute by British Airway, and flying from LAX to MIA on American Airlines, then connecting at MIA to British Airway to London. What is the best way to get from Terminal D to Terminal E (with little time between connecting flights)?

     

    1. Open miami-airport.com/terminal_gates.asp - on arrival at the North Terminal's Concourse D (1-mile long), the Skytrain stopps 4 times - Station 3 serves gates D26-39 and gates E1-35 of the Central Terminal, with a walkway to gates E10-30.

     

  • Baggage and customs
    Dec 16, 2012
    2
    I'm from Brazil and go to Orlando, with connection in MIA. My air company is AA

     

    Assuming that you use American Airlines for both legs of your trip, note that AA uses both Concourse D in the North Terminal and Concourse E in the Central Terminal. All international arrivals will be processed in the new North Terminal's Arrivals Facility. There you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in bag on level 2, from which you can then connect to your next flight. On the second level are 5 baggage claim carousels, and there is access to the Sky Train on either side, connecting to all other gates. MIA is easy to navigate with plenty of directional signs.

     

    Thank you very much

     

  • WALKING TIME
    Oct 27, 2012
    1
    At Miami Int. airport can you walk from one end of concourse D to the other end in 40 minutes? Does the people mover cover the distant quicker?

     

    At Miami Airport, North Terminal's Concourse D is one mile long and has 60 gates. It is served by the Skytrain on its roof with 4 stations, running between the east and west Gates and completing its route within 5 minutes: Station 1 stops at gaste D17; Station 2 stops at domestic baggage claim and serves gates D20-25.; Station 3 serves gats D26-39; and station 4 serves gates D40-60.

     

  • Baggage, checkpoint and customs
    Oct 20, 2012
    1
    Travel from Spain to MIA with AA to a domestic destination in the Caribbean... How is the drill?????? Thanks.

     

    All international arrivals at MIA need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). There are two Immigrations & Customs areas - international arrivals will be processed either at (a) Arrivals E, level 1 of the Central Terminal, or at (b) Arrivals J, Level 3 of the South Terminal - depending on their airline - in your case AA arrives in Concourse E. Assuming you use AA also for your connecting flight, you will depart from the North Terminal, Concourse D - due to its length this Concourse is served by the Skytrain, stopping near gates D17, then at gate D20-25 area nd D26-39 area. The Skyride connector - a moving walkway - also connects all terminals.

     





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