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  • MCO - MIA - LHR
    Jul 28, 2015
    Hi aim flying carton mco to London via Mia with an 1hr 45 min lay over - is that enough time? Do I need to clear immigration before leaving Mia? Thx is this enough te?


    What is "carton"? There is no US Immigration when leaving the US.


  • costa rica -mia-lhr
    Jul 21, 2015
    all flights operated with aa on package . allowing 1 hr 27mins to connect with lhr flight.That is more than tight .It will take 30mins to disembark and even get to customs. Should I query this with package company?


    Yes, this will be a very difficult connection. Even though you will not have to claim and re-check your bags, this is not enough time for US Immigration, customs, and security at Miami.


  • BA International to AA Domestic
    Jul 16, 2015
    BA have changed our flight time. We land at 7.45pm and fly out at 9.35pm. They say 1hr 50m is long enough. MIA say 2 hours. Travelling with 2 people with Autism. Will we make the connection?


    It's possible. Immigration shouldn't be that crowded at that time, but security may be as many flights to South America leave at that time.


    Jul 15, 2015
    Hi, We have a 2 hour connection in MIA to get through US Immigration and customs. We are arriving in on AA and departing on AA to Cancun. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Quito, Equador-MIA-LGA
    Jul 13, 2015
    My girlfriend is flying home from Quito, Ecuador into MIA on American Airlines arriving at approximately 4:00 AM EST. She then has a flight on American Airlines from MIA to LGA that departs at 7:00 AM EST. I live near MIA and I have not seen her in too long, and will not for a while again. The question is, does she clear customs after landing in MIA? If so, can she leave the airport at all before her flight to LGA departs? I appreciate any and all help!


  • International connection at MIA
    Jul 12, 2015
    I'm flying next week with AA from Frankfurt via Miami to Rio and i´d like to bring a 5 liter can of beer and some with wine with me, in Brazil are 12 liter allowed and in the US only 1 liter: Do I have to clear all my baggage at customs or will AA put them directly on my plain to Rio ? Is it true that I don´t have pay/clear anything at customs, if I stay less then 8 hours ? Sorry but the people at the AA helpdesk don´t know and in the internet everybody seems to know something different THX


    Since you are on an international to International connection you don't have to claim and re-check your baggage. They supposedly screen the baggage between flights but I'm 95% certain your beer will still be in your bag when you get to Brazil.


    Jul 11, 2015
    Hello, I am flying from Toronto to Cozumel with a 2hour 35minute layover in Miami. What will be the process when I land? On my return; I am flying from Cozumel to Toronto with a 3hour 40minute layover in Miami. What will be the process when I land in Miami? Both flights are on a Saturday afternoon/evening. Both flights are US Airways but being operated by American Airlines.


    On your way to Cozumel you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in that direction. On your way back to Toronto in Miami you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs and security but you should not have to claim your bags since you are on an International to International connection.


  • Miami Airport Terminal connections
    Jul 11, 2015
    Are North and central terminals connected post security? My father is flying out of central terminal and I will be flying out of north terminal 2 hours after his flight? Can i clear security with him onto central terminal and then walk onto north terminal without exiting security?


    No, they are not connected inside security.


    Thanks ZAP. Can I clear security with him onto central terminal or I am not allowed do so since my flight will leave from North terminal?


  • London Miami grand Cayman
    Jul 11, 2015
    We are flying from London to grand Cayman via Miami all with aa with a 2 hour stay in Miami. Very concerned about timing and whether we have to Get bags go through customs then check in again with bags even though all flights are aa? Heard customs etc is a nightmare there?


    If you are on an International to International connection on AA through MIA you do not have to claim and re-check your bags. You should have enough time if your flight from London is on-time.


    Even aa couldn't seem to advise. The person I spoke with kept Contradicting herself. Said I couldn't check in at Heathrow all the way then said I could but would have to collect bags then check them in again for the Cayman flight. Still feel none the wiser


    Hi ZAP, Im coming from Barbados to Toronto, via Miami on AA. Called AA yesterday asking about procedure in MIA, lady told me that we have to clear both US Immigration & Customs, which is opposite to what you said. So, do we clear Immigration first? After that we just walk to the gate, without ever seeing/touching our bags or interacting with a Customs officer? Sorry for the questions, but Im a bit confused as to the exact procedure. Thanks for the help!


  • POS to LGA with a stop in MIA
    Jul 6, 2015
    hello, Im flying from Port of Spain trinidad to LGA with a stop in MIA. Do you have to claim your baggage the re-check? I went through FLL and it took 3 hrs I was wondering if its as brutal in MIA or if US Airways can send your bags all the way to your final destination. My layover is 1hr 45mins and nervous about it.


    Yes, in Miami you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • Traveling From Toronto YYZ to Miami To Liberia Costa Rica
    Jun 29, 2015
    With US customs happening in Toronto, will I have to get my luggage and recheck it in Miami or will it go straight through to Liberia? I only have a 1hr 15 minute layover and the luggage being check is my surfboard.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Costa Rica is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Quito LAN _-MIA- RDU
    Jun 23, 2015
    arriving at Miami on LAN Ecuador at 6:40 pm Sunday after a tour. We will connect to a AA flight to RDU that leaves at 9 pm. Two separate tickets. will this give us enough time to connect?


    That should be enough time. If you show your AA confirmation to the LAN agent in Quito they may tag your bags through to RDU for you. Then you can re-check your bags at the transfer desk in Terminal J after clearing customs instead of having to take them with you to Terminal D to re-check with American.


  • Cancun:Miami:London
    Jun 22, 2015
    Hi we are looking at booking flights from Cancun to Miami with AA and then Miami to London with BA. The flight bookings will be made separately to utilise airmiles/companion vouchers, will we have to check in again at Miami for our flight to London? Thanks


    If they are two separate itineraries, yes, you will have to check in again in Miami. In that case I recommend at least 3 hours between flights.


    Jun 21, 2015


    It's possible if both tickets were bought on the same reservation but it doesn't leave much time to spare. You'll need to go from concourse D to concourse J and go through security. If you bought two separate reservations it is not enough time.


    Jun 17, 2015
    flying from lhr connecting at miami with 2 hour stopover to las vegas.all american airline flights.have i plenty of time,do i reclaim baggage at miami


    Yes, that should be enough time. 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.


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