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  • Connection Time through Miami to Barbados
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hi there, I am travelling with American Airlines from New York via Miami to Bridgetown (Barbados), all flights with AA. How long will I need in Miami to transfer, I due to arrive at 1659, departing at 1800. Is this possible ?? Thanks Michael


    Yes, that is possible. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting to Orlando
    Mar 21, 2016
    Some good info here. We fly in on BA/AA arriving 2000 and have an Orlando flight at 2159. 3 kids, collecting luggage and going through immigration then back...do we have time?


    Yes, with that late evening arrival you should have enough time.


    Thank you...no matter what happens it's always relieving when someone tells you it will be OK :-)


  • International connections
    Mar 18, 2016
    Hello, I am flying into Miami from Costa Rica via American and taking a connecting flight to London via British Airways. Will I need to claim and re-check my luggage, and will I have sufficient time with a 2.5hr layover?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you should not have to do anything with your baggage since you are on an international to international connection from AA. However, confirm that with AA personnel in Miami. You should have just about enough time.


  • Need advice
    Mar 18, 2016
    I'm flyingn American from Newark to Miami then on to Quito with A 45 minute layover...what are my chances?


    It's not impossible. But it leaves no time to spare if the flight from Newark is delayed.


  • 2hrs International AA
    Mar 17, 2016
    Hello everyone, I want to fly Munich-Madrid-Miami-Quito on AA (same reservation). I am German and first time ESTA user. My connection time in MIA is 2h10m, arriving at 4pm (but google flights reports 30m delays are quite common). Is it possible? I would have a checked bag which I hopefully don't have to claim?


    I think it should be possible. Yes, since you are on an International to International connection on AA through Miami you won't have to claim your bag there. Note that your first flight will be operated by Iberia.


  • Connecting flight in Miami; arriving from Nicaragua onto AUS
    Mar 16, 2016
    Wondering if enough time for the following connecting flights: Arrive 2.50pm in Miami(MIA) from MGA (Managua, Nicaragua), depart at 6.45pm to Dallas that night then another connecting flight to Sydney Australia on the same night. August 2016. Will i be able to make the connecting flight upon arrival in Miami from Nicaragua on to Dallas? How long does the customs / check ins/ luggage collection usually take? How many terminals in the Miami international airport?


    Hi there, sounds like you should conduct a AUDIT on whether this is possible lol (think u r screwed)


    way hard Tai


    Ignore that irrelevant nonsense from other posters. Yes, 4 hours should be plenty of time for an International to domestic connection in Miami. Everything you do in Miami will be in the same terminal.


  • Connection Times
    Mar 15, 2016
    If we arrive from Madrid on Iberia at 7:55PM will we have enough time to connect to an Envoy Air American Eagle flight at 9:30PM to GNV?


    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. Be prepared to spend the night in Miami if you miss your connection.


  • Connections times
    Mar 13, 2016
    I'm a UK citizen who is staying in Orlando for a few nights, subsequently I go to Costa Rica via Miami airport. I only have 1.25 hours between landing in Miami and leaving for Costa Rica, will this be enough time? I assume as its initially an internal US flight I won't need to go through security again and can just walk to the new departure gate? Appreciate your help!


    Yes, in Miami all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are on American. You should have plenty of time.


  • AA Intl to Domestic Transfer Time
    Mar 13, 2016
    Hi, looking to fly SXM-MIA-PHL in November, arriving 12:10 departing 14:02. I know I have to clear Customs in MIA, will 1h52m be enough? My last experience Intl to Domestic at MIA was actually pretty smooth. I'm also going further onto CDG from PHL so just didn't want to miss that PHL flight.


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • NAP - MAD - MIA - SFO
    Mar 19, 2016
    Hi, I already booked a flight from Naples to Sf. I have a 1hr 40min layover in Miami. I get into Miami from Madrid at 7:55 pm on a Friday and depart at 9:35 pm on AA. I will have to recheck one bag. Will I have time to make my flight? I downloaded the TSA Mobile Passport app to hopefully speed things along, I've just read that Miami customs is awful. Thanks for any input!


    Later in the evening like that it should be a bit less than horrible, so I think you have a chance.


    Thank you very much!


  • do i need to chage terminals?
    Mar 9, 2016
    my son will be arriving on a BA flight en route to Cozumel. He will be flying on to Mexico on American Airlines. Does he need to change terminals for the onward flight and will he therefore need to go through immigration. Will his baggage be checked straight through to Cozumel or will he have to reclaim it and check it again? thanks.


    Regardless of need to change terminals, in Miami he will have to go through US Immigration, claim his bags, go through US Customs, re-check his bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and to his gate. He will also need to complete ESTA before his trip.


  • LIM > MIA > SFO
    Mar 8, 2016
    We are US citizen and are considering a flight from LIM to MIA to SFO all with AA with a 2 hour layover in MIA. We will have checked luggage. Is that enough time to clear custom, recheck bag and get to next flight? The alternate is a 5.5 hr layover in MIA.


    2 hours is just enough time in Miami if everything goes smoothly.




  • Grand Cayman to Miami to LAX with 1 hr 45 min layover in Miami
    Mar 6, 2016
    Hi, we have a flight arriving in Miami at 1:45pm from grand Cayman, leaving at 3:30pm to LA. Just wondering if an hour and 45 mins is enough time to clear through customs and make the connecting flight since I assume we will have to clear customs, re drop off our checked luggage and then clear through security. Would it make sense to change that flight leaving Miami from 3:30 to 5pm? Thanks!


    It's possible, but I'd feel a lot better about that 5 PM departure. Miami immigration and customs can be very crowded.


    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it!


    Mar 4, 2016
    We are British Citizens fly on ESTA from Nassau via Miami to San Antonio TX. Arrival to Miami 4.55pm and departure to San Antonio is at 8.24pm. (3.5h between flights) Is it enouth time to go though US immigration in Miami?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Nassau. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have PLENTY of time.


    If we take shorter conection with 50min break between flights, will be still okay?


    Yes, 50 minutes is possible but obviously a lot more risky.


  • LHR via MIA to CUN
    Mar 3, 2016
    Swedish national on Esta with prev. visits to the US arriving on a AA 77W on a friday 12th of august 4.45 pm. Connecting to the last flight for CUN 6:38 PM. Will we make it? If not, do AA provide us with accomodation for the night? All flights on the same ticket. Thank you


    We will have checked in luggage as well. We have to re-check it right?


    As you are an International to International connection you will not have to claim and re-check your bags in Miami. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. You should have enough time if your flight from London is on-time. If the flight is delayed and you miss your connection you will likely only be given a hotel if the delay is due to a mechanical issue on the first flight. Also, you may already know this, but it will be brutally hot in Miami and Cancun when you will be there and you are travelling at the beginning of hurricane season.


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