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  • American to LAN Connection
    Jan 11, 2016
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    Flying to Miami from Charlotte on American , connecting on LAN to Buenos Aires. Will I have to pick up checked baggage and recheck on LAN?

     

    If all tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in Miami. You just have to go between terminals and go through security.

     

    Many thanks. I thought maybe we would need to go through security again but wasn't sure about bags. Very helpful!

     

  • Connection time
    Jan 11, 2016
    1
    We are a family of 4 - we are flying from Mexico City to St Paul, MN and connecting through MIA. We arrive in MIA at 6:45pm and our flight to MSP is at 8:24pm. That seems very tight. Is that enough time for us to make our flight w/ checked baggage or should we try to do carry-on w our baggage?

     

    That's a very tight connection. I suggest trying carry-on only.

     

  • YUL - MIA - MVD
    Jan 12, 2016
    2
    My family travels from Montreal via Miami to Montevideo, using American Airlines 1478 (YUL - MIA) and AA 989 (MIA - MVD). Layover is just 1 hour 12 minutes. Would it be enough to transit? We have concerns about baggage and US customs.

     

    You will clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time.

     

    Thank you very much. Were it not for your advice, I would have booked a connection with 11 hours layover.

     

  • flying through Miami to London
    Jan 9, 2016
    1
    can i check my bags from Jamaica via Miami to London with AA and then BA? or of you have to collect them and then change terminal?

     

    You will have to ask the agents in Jamaica and Miami. AA has a program where people on International to International connections on AA do not have to claim their bags going through customs in Miami, however, I don't know if this extends to people connecting to BA flights.

     

  • TConnectiom time
    Jan 6, 2016
    1
    we arrive to Miami Int, from Frankfurt with United Airlines. We must connect to a flight to San Jose, Costa Rica we have 3,5 hours from landing Is that enough ??

     

    Your first flight will be operated by Lufthansa, not United. Only American flies from Miami to San Jose. Are your tickets on separate reservations, because if so be aware that you will have to claim your bags from Lufthansa when going through US Immigration and Customs and then change terminals and bring them to the American check-in counter to re-check, then go through security. Even with all that, 3.5 hours should be enough time.

     

  • Connecting flights
    Jan 6, 2016
    4
    Hello. I'm flying into Miami on American from New Orleans to catch a connecting flight to Key West on American Eagle. Does AA arrive at Terminal D gates and American Eagle leave from D gates? I would have 44 minutes to transfer. I'm a UK citizen.

     

    That should be enough time. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. They should both be in the same area.

     

    Much appreciated. Thanks.

     

    I have a connnected flight from Atlanta to Jamaica but I have 1 hour layover in Miami. Do I have to go through customs and collect my luggage at Miami airport?

     

    No, there is no US Customs when departing the US. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Denver - Miami - Aruba
    Jan 3, 2015
    1
    I am checking a bag at my departure city of Denver. I have a 90 minute layover in Miami before departing to Aruba. Both flights are AA. Does my checked bag go to the final destination? Or do I need to pick up at baggage claim and recheck? Thanks!

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags in Miami. Just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Connecting flight to Rome
    Jan 3, 2015
    2
    My AA flight will arrive at MIA on Friday Jan,8 at 6:42 pm and my next flight via Alitalia departs at 8:55 pm. Is 2:13 hrs enough time for picking my bag, go through security and customs and move to Alitalia terminal (which seems to be H)?

     

    It's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Hello. I'm flying into Miami on American from New Orleans to catch a connecting flight to Key West on American Eagle. Does AA arrive at Terminal D gates and American Eagle leave from D gates? I would have 44 minutes to transfer. I'm a UK citizen.

     

  • Layover time
    Dec 30, 2015
    1
    Hi guys, I'm flying from Sao Paulo to Miami, from Miami I'm going to Seattle and I have a two hour layover. I'm really scared that it won't be enough, I don't wanna lose my flight. I only have to go through customs cause I'll only be taking a carry-on bag, but that can take a while and that airport is huge, plus going through security check. Do you think I'll make it on time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, especially without any checked bags.

     

  • Enough connection time?
    Dec 29, 2015
    1
    Hi, do I have enough connection time in MIA arriving from MAD at 15:50 with connection flight to CUN at 18:30? Do I have to claim my baggage in MIA? Tnx

     

    You will not have to claim your bags as long as both tickets are on the same reservation because it is an international to international connection. You have just about enough time.

     

  • Layover Time
    Dec 26, 2015
    1
    We are a family of four travelling from London Heathrow to MIami Int. and then connecting to Orlando. All flights are with American Airlines. We have 2.5 hours in Miami to make our connecting flight to Orland - Will this be enough? We are travelling 26 March next year. Also can you confirm the immigration procedure in Miami. Do we need to claim our luggage and re-check it to our connecting flight to Orlando? Thanks.

     

    Yes that should be enough time. In Miami you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the recheck desk and go through security.

     

  • Question about connecting flight
    Dec 26, 2015
    1
    We are flying from Toronto to Honduras with a stop in Miami and the entire trip is on American Airlines. We have a 1 hour layover time in Miami. Will this be enough time to catch our connecting flight? Our whole family does have Global Entry which I think should fast track us through US Customs.

     

    You will preclear US immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • 3 hours transit MAD - MIA / MIA - MDE
    Dec 26, 2015
    2
    Hi, We're a French family and we will travel from marseille to Madrid, then from Madrid to Miami with AA (operated by Iberia) , have a 3 hours transit time in MIA then another flight with AA from MIA to MDE (Medellin). Do we have enough transit time ? Will we have to get our luggage when we'll arrive in Miami or will they go directly to MDE ? (it seems to be AA flights but one is operated by Iberia) Thanks a lot for any information because MIA seems really chaotic and scary !

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You do not have to claim your bags in Miami but you do have to go through US Immigration and customs.

     

    Thanks mr zap !

     

  • Layover question
    Dec 19, 2015
    1
    From domestic arriving 5:43am connecting to 7:05 international departure on same airline to Nassau. Doable?

     

    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • RIO-MIA-BOS
    Dec 17, 2015
    1
    Arrive 5.25am from Brazil on AA with 1.40 hrs to connect to AA domestic flight to Boston. Enough time?

     

    With that early arrival that should be enough time.

     

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