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  • domestic then international flight
    Nov 4, 2016
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    i have an international flight arriving in JFK , then flying from JFK to MIA through AA arriving at 2:27 pm , and i should catch another international flight to santa cruz bolivia on COPA at 5:10 pm .... is the connection time enough in miami?do i have to clear customs again?

     

    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. That is just enough time if the flight from JFK is on-time. You will have to claim your bags from American, take them to Copa in the South Terminal, re-check them, and go through security.

     

  • arriving 6.25am departing to tampa at 9.20am
    Nov 3, 2016
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    I am arriving in Miami at 6.25am South Terminal (aerolineas argentinas), departing with american airlines to tampa at 9.20am. Is there enough time to clear immigration, baggage pick up and customs? Thanks a lot

     

    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • FRA - MIA - PTY
    Nov 2, 2016
    3
    Arrival from FRA at 14:55 with Lufthansa. Departure with Copaair to PTY at 17:18h. Is that possible and will my one bag be checked through to PTY?

     

    In Miami you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Thank you, ZAP. I will give it a try

     

    The fact that everything is in the South Terminal, where much fewer people are making connections than American's North Terminal, does help.

     

  • 2.26 minutes connection
    Nov 1, 2016
    1
    Hi I am English and will be travelling from Guatemala City to Quito via Miami. The connection time is 2 hours 26 minutes and it is with two different airlines, is this enough time for me to go through immigration with my ESTA, claim by baggage and check it in again for the next flight? Thanks.

     

    That should be enough time if the flight from Guatemala City is on-time. Actually, if both flights are on American and on the same reservation, you won't have to claim your bags since it's an international to international connection.

     

  • SXM-MIA-LAX
    Nov 1, 2016
    1
    Hi, U.S. citizen flying from SXM to MIA arriving at 7:10 p.m. and connecting to Los Angeles at 9:49 p.m. Carry-on only, and it will be the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Thanks in advance.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Short connection time YYZ-MIA-BZE
    Oct 31, 2016
    3
    I am booked on AA from YYZ-MIA-BZE. They just changed my flights, so the connection time is now only 1h13m. I will clear US Immigration in YYZ. Will I need to reclaim luggage, or will it be checked through to BZE? Do I need to go through security in MIA? Does this connection look ok? If it will be too tight, I should try to change the flight.

     

    You don't need to go through security or do anything with your baggage in Miami on your way to Belize. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

    Thanks, just one more question. In case of a small delay, do you know the minimum amount of time it takes AA to transfer luggage from one flight to the next in the same terminal?

     

    You should be OK as long as you have 40-45 minutes.

     

  • heathrow - Miami - Los Angeles
    Oct 30, 2016
    1
    Hi I'm flying Heathrow to Miami intl arriving 18.44 and looking at booking a seperate domestic flight Miami to los Angeles at 21.15 is this enough time to reclaim baggage clear customers and check in ?

     

    That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. Maybe just plan on spending the night in Miami and flying out in the morning.

     

  • miami nassau
    Oct 31, 2016
    2
    arrive on AA from Milan at 3.45 pm, carry on only, connection to Nassau on Republic American Eagle at 17.15 pm. UK citizen. possible ?

     

    It's possible, but realistically it will be very very difficult.

     

    Made it with plenty of time to spare. Lucky lines not long at passport check.

     

  • Transiting from SAL to YYZ via MIA
    Oct 31, 2016
    4
    I have a connecting flight that stops in Miami from San Salvador and then on to Toronto. In Miami will I have to go through US Immigration, claim my bags, go through US Customs, re-check my bags at the re-check desk and then go through security and to my departure gate. Connection time is 2:20 and both flights are with AA. Thank you.

     

    If all the flights are on American, you will go through US Immigration and Customs and Security but you do not have to claim and re-check your bags. You should have enough time.

     

    Thank you. Forgot to mention that flight from San Salvador arrive in Miami 5:48 pm and the flight to Toronto leaves at 8:07 pm. Hopefully not rush hour and still possible to achieve the connection.

     

    That should be just enough time.

     

    Thank you very much for your help.

     

  • 1 hr and 30 mins
    Oct 27, 2016
    1
    hi i am flying from toronto on westjet and have a 1 hr and 30min connection with american airlines. is this enough time to clear customs?

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. If all your tickets are on the same reservation all you have to do is walk from F where you arrive to D or E where you depart and go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • LAX to St Kitts
    Oct 27, 2016
    4
    Hi, I'm flying AA from LAX to St Kitts, arriving in Miami at 4.57pm and leaving on AA at 6.17pm with only carry-ons. Is this enough time to connect? Do I have to go through departure customs or security at Miami?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Miami on your way to St. Kitts is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

    Many thanks ZAP. - This 1hr 20min connect time will allow how many minutes flight delay time from LAX? - No security checks between LAX arrival and St Kitts departure gate?

     

    Correct there are no security checks. Your flight could be delayed up to 40 minutes and you'd probably be OK.

     

    Thanks again ZAP - a goldmine of information!!

     

  • 1 hour enough?
    Oct 26, 2016
    5
    hi, we are flying from toronto to miami then to merida with just 1 hour to change flights. both are by delta so I assume they will transfer our luggage and we just have to go to the new gate...is that correct, is this enough time and are the gates close? thanks!

     

    Delta doesn't fly from Toronto to Miami or Miami to Merida. Please double check your reservation.

     

    i just checked and it is actually westjet to miami and aeromexico to merida. That complicates things a little I am sure...thanks

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. However, you will arrive in concourse F and depart from concourse H. They are not connected inside security, so you will have to go through security again in Miami. Add in even more difficulty if Westjet is unable to issue your Aeromexico boarding passes.

     

    thanks for the information. sounds like we will be very tight for time..do you know if we have to collect our bags or will they be transferred for us?

     

    Your bags should be transferred for you.

     

  • Connecting in Miami from Kingston Jamaica - Perth Australia
    Oct 23, 2016
    1
    Hi I'm connecting from Jamaica to Perth through Miami with a 5 hour connection time. Fare is on one ticket with Qatar airways from Kingston (JA) to Perth (Aus). Is 5 hours enough time? Thanks

     

    Yes, that is enough time

     

  • UIO-MIA-LGA-MIA_UIO / all American
    Oct 22, 2016
    1
    Good morning! Need advice on the following connections: (1) Nov 18: Quito-Miami- La Guardia: Miami arrival: 12:17noon , La Guardia departure:14:10h [Connection: 2 hours] (2) Nov 25: La Guardia - Miami - Quito: Miami arrival: 08:59h. Quito Departure: 09:59 [Connection : 1 hour] Would it be possible?

     

    Yes, those are both possible, but the one on the way to New York is slightly risky. All you have to do on the way back to Quito is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Can I make it?
    Oct 22, 2016
    1
    Hi, I`ll arrive in Miami from Mexico(Aeromexico) at 1:15 pm, my connection flight to Copenhagen(SAS) is at 3:45 pm. (2:30 stopover) Is it enough time for connection? will I need to claim and recheck my bags? thanks a lot

     

    Yes, you will have to claim and re-check your bags. This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible.

     

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