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  • International connections at Miami
    Nov 10, 2014
    Hello, I am flying from Manchester to Heathrow to Miami and finally onto The Bahamas. My main question is will I have to collect my luggage at Miami before customs or if I ask for it to be checked all the way to the Bahamas will it just go straight there? Thank you for your help.


    If you are flying American on both of your flights, AA has a process at MIA where bags of passengers on International to International connections do not have to be collected. Check with the agent in your origin for more details.


    Thank you for your reply. Oops I forgot to say that my first two flights are with British Airways and the flight to the Bahamas is with American Airlines. Do you think I might have to collect my bag then? Thanks again.


    In theory, no, you will not have to, British Airways flights are supposed to follow AA procedures in Miami.


  • Flight Connections at MIA
    Oct 30, 2014
    In March 2015 my family will be travelling from LHR to PLC via MIA. Our flight from LHR is scheduled to arrive at MIA at 17.15hrs. Our connecting flight to PLS (Turks&Caicos Islands) is scheduled to departs MIA at 18.55hrs. Both flights are booked with American Airlines. Will there be enough time to catch the flight to PLS?


    Yes, and while you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs, as an International to International connection, you will not have to collect your bags and re-check them.


  • Terminal 3
    Oct 27, 2014
    Where is terminal 3 if you look at the map?


    Miami does not have a Terminal 3. What airline or airlines are you flying?


    We comes with norwegian on sunday 2 nov at 8 pm


    No sorry, it is when we leaving on thusday 13 nov with norwegian, from terminal 3 says the ticket :-/


    Norwegian does not fly to Miami International Airport. They fly to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, about 30 km north.


  • 12hr layover
    Oct 26, 2014
    i am a Phillipine citizen with a visit visa to Bahamas with 12hr layover at MIA; can i leave the airport and stay in a hotel ? Must i clear custom or immigration just to go to hotel for the 12hr layover?


    1. For terminal layout, international arrivals procedure & transfers, open www.ifly.com/mia; then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS & scroll down to the detailed text. 2. The Philippines are not part of the Visa-Waiver countries - therefore, I suggest you open: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit/visa-waiver-program.html


    You will need a US Transit Visa. Once you clear US Customs you will be outside security and free to go where you want as long as you board your scheduled flight to the Bahamas. You will have to go through Customs and Immigration upon arrival in the US, whether you are going to a hotel or not.


  • Connecting Flight In MIA
    Oct 23, 2014
    My husband I have never flown internationally. We have a connecting flight in MIA from ATL to Punta Cana, DR. Our flight lands in MIA from ATL at 8:50 AM and departs from MIA to PUJ at 9:51. Will we have time to make our connecting flight? Will we have to go through customs or any security checkpoints leaving MIA?


    Both flights are on American Airlines.


    You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


  • connection time to GCM
    Oct 21, 2014
    We are arriving MIA at 11:31am with a connection to GCM at 12:30pm. I saw in a previous post our baggage will be checked through. But will this one-hour layover allow us enough time to reach the gate for our connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time assuming both flights are on American or American Eagle. All AA gates are connected inside security at MIA.


  • London - Managua - Managua
    Oct 17, 2014
    Hi. I will take a flight from London to Managua and Managua to London with a transfer in Miami. My flight plan gives me 2 hours to make the transfer in both flight to go and come back. is that enough? Thank you


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Transportation between Concourse D and E
    Oct 9, 2014
    Is there a security checkpoint if you are walking from concourse D to E or E to D for departing flights? American Airlines has flights departing in both concourses and I was wondering if I will have to go through security if I have to switch terminals.


    There is a walkway inside security between D and E.


  • Connection on AA flights from Milan to Grand Cayman
    Sep 24, 2014
    I will be arriving from Milan to Miami on AA and connecting on another AA flight to Grand Cayman. Do I need to do immigration and transfer my luggage?


    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security.


  • Flying from LHR - via MIA - to SDQ
    Sep 4, 2014
    Hello I am flying American Airlines from London Heathrow to Santo Domingo via Miami. Both flights are AA and I have been told I can check the bags straight through. I've just read that Miami have put in a new customs/ arrivals area that will enable quicker flight connections. Do I still need to collect bags? I am also travelling business. For the outbound flight I have 2hrs 45mins to connect but for the return flight I have only 2hrs 5mins. Also the return is with American Airlines, but then British Airways back to LHR on a codes fare flight. Grateful for your advice. I am a Brit.


    Your bags will be tagged through to SDQ but you will have to ask American whether you have to claim them or not. If you do have to claim them you just claim them, walk through customs, and then re-check them with American immediately after.


  • AA flights connections
    Sep 2, 2014
    Hi, I'll be arriving in Miami from Argentina in an AA flight and 2 1/2 hours later I have another flight to my final destination in Cancun, also with AA. I would probably check a bag in Argentina to get it in Cancun. Will AA let me do that or will I have to pick up my bag and go through the check in again even if I'm flying with the same airline? I understand I might have to pass through custums but Is there a transit area for passengers connecting with the same airline? Would you recommend taking a carry on instead of checking a bag for this trip to Cancun via Miami? Thank you!


    Yes, you will have to claim your bag to go through US Customs in Miami, and yes, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs in Miami. You should have enough time even with a checked bag, but if you do want to save some time, only taking a carry-on will save you some time in your connection.


    Thank you!!


  • MIA Transit: LIM - MIA - FRA
    Aug 26, 2014
    I will be flying from Lima to Miami with AA and have more than 6 hours before my connecting flight to Frankfurt with LH. 1. Will I have to claim my luggage and re-check? 2. Can I re-check my luggage immediately, or will I sit there with my suitcases for a few hours?


    Yes, you will have to claim your baggage to go through US Customs. if your bags are tagged through to your final destination you can then immediately re-check them. However, if they are not you will have to take them with you to the Lufthansa check-in counter and check them there when it opens.


  • Terminal E to Terminal D
    Aug 26, 2014
    I arrive at 955am on Cayman Air and my AA flight leaves at 1115 in terminal D. Do I have time to get there?


    No, that is insufficient time for such a connection.


    Without luggage, only carry on, how long should that connection take?


    With carry-on only it's maybe possible in 80 minutes. It's really pushing it, but it might be possible. It really depends on how bad the lines at immigration are. You'll definitely have to check in online for your AA flight before leaving the Cayman Islands.


  • How to get to Terminal H from Terminal D
    Aug 10, 2014
    I am arriving to terminal D4 and I have 1h 54m to get to terminal H to catch a connection to Lima with LAN. Do I have enough time and how do I get there.


  • Distance gate D1 to D60b
    Aug 5, 2014
    I land from LAX at gate D1 and have 1 hr and 5 mins to make my connection to Key West from gate D60b. Will I make my connection in that hour? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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