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  • Transfer times
    Mar 31, 2014
    We are flying from London to Miami (BA) in April and have 4 hours to get on to an AA flight to Guatemala - hand luggage only. Should be OK? But coming back in from Belize to Miami we only have 2 hours to get our BA flight back to London (hand luggage). Will we make it? Coming back from


    On the way there you will have plenty of time. The way back will be a little trickier but still should be enough time as long as your first flight is on-time.


    Thank you!


  • Connection Time AA
    Feb 24, 2014
    I am bookings awards tix on AA and wondering if an hour connection time is sufficient. I arrive in MIA from DCA at 9:40am then the connecting flight to SKB is at 10:50am. Is that enough time? I will be travelling with a toddler.....thoughts?


    Yes that should be plenty of time. All AA flights are connected inside security.


  • JFK to MiA with Aa then MIA to NAS with bahamasair
    Feb 5, 2014
    Do I have enough time to check in with bahamasair? Arrive in MIA with AA at 6:45pm and flying to Nassau with Bahamasair at 8:40 pm on valentine's day,I know the terminals are different, I will have only carry on baggage.


    The Bahamasair website says that you have to check in 2 hours before the flight, however they then say they accept baggage up to 1 hour before the flight, so chances are you'll be OK if you're there 90 minutes before the flight and just say your inbound flight was delayed.


  • horrible
    Jan 4, 2014
    Poor service, walked out.


  • Connecting from MIA to Mexico
    Dec 9, 2013
    We are coming in on AA from Guadeloupe and connectng on AA to MEX, will 1hr 50 mins be enough (if the flight arrive on time), moreover 23 Dec is the last Sat before X'mas, if we miss this connecting flights all our travel plans will be messed up as we have domestic flights to catch In MEX the following morning.What the risk of missing the connecting flight given the current situation in the immigration clearance in MIA airport? What time do the gates usually close on aa, an hr before? Does that mean we have only 50 mins to leave the plane,find our way to pick up our baggaes,find our way to immigration, wait to clear, come back in ,check baggages again and run to gate?? Should we modify our plans now( will cost us some losses) to prepare for the worst to ease some stress. Any helpful suggestion would bemost appreciated as this will be the first time we transit in MIA


    That should be enough time. Gates do not close that early. They probably won't even start boarding until 30-45 minutes before the flight.


  • Arriving Delta, Leaving Lan Ecuador
    Nov 20, 2013
    With construction going on, what terminal will Lan Ecuador flights to Ecuador be leaving from? (on Dec. 5, 2013) I have 2 1/2 hours between arrival/departure, must pick up bags and get to Lan Ecuador in that time. Enough time? Suggestions?


    LAN Ecuador flights leave from Concourse J of the South Terminal. What airline are you flying in to MIA?


    I'm arriving from Kansas City on Delta.


    Regarding travel from Miami to Ecuador: Will I have to do anything else when I arrive at MIA, other than get my checked luggage from Delta... and then check in at the LanEcuador desk?


    Well, other than having to go through security again after you check in with Lan Ecuador, no, you won't have to do anything in MIA. Also, no airlines fly nonstop from Kansas City to Miami - I'm assuming that if you're flying Delta that you also have a connection in Atlanta, is that correct?


    Yes. I connect in Atlanta. I've assumed that all of the Delta gates (arrival and departure) are in the same terminal there, but I guess I'd better find out for sure. I have a couple of hours there, so lack of time shouldn't be a problem. Any suggestions?


    Yes, all Delta gates at MIA are in the South Terminal concourse H, close to where you will check in with LAN Ecuador.


    Thanks. You've been extremely helpful!


  • From Boston to Barbados via MIAMI- 1 hr between flights. enough time?
    Nov 11, 2013
    Hello I land in Miami, from Boston, at 9:00am and depart to Barbados at 10:05am. Do I have enough time to make the connection?


    Yes, all you will have to do in Miami is go from your first gate to your second. Assuming both flights are on American, they are all connected beyond security.


  • Lan Airlines
    Oct 17, 2013
    I am picking up someone on LAN flight 2514 tomorrow morning. Where should I meet her after she gets thru customs?


    Your party will arrive at the South Terminal which houses Concourses H & J and corresponding gates. International Arrivals will be processed at Arrivals J - meet your party outside of Arrivals J or at the Information counter.


  • Michele
    Aug 28, 2013
    Where is the US Post Office located and how can you access it from terminal D


  • Miami Concourse J to Miami Concourse D
    Aug 14, 2013
    How can I go to Miami Concourse J, when i arrived at Miami Concourse D?


    Take the SkyRide Connector, which is a series of moving walkways on Level 3 of the terminal.


  • Traveling from St. Marteen to Boston via Miami connection
    Jul 8, 2013
    I will be traveling at the end of July 2013 from St. Marteen stopping in MIA for my connecting flight to Boston. This is my first time traveling via MIA, I have 2 hrs from my arrival Gate D8 to my departure flight Gate D33 and I am a bit worried that I may miss my connecting flight. After I have passed through Passport control, how do I make my way through the airport to get to my connecting flight on time? I won't have any baggage to claim, I will only have a carry-on luggage. Thank you.


    All you have to do is go back to the departures level and go back through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time assuming immigration isn't a total mess (it has been pretty bad in MIA lately).


    Thank you, I will keep my fingers crossed


  • Kingston - Miami - Vegas
    Jun 30, 2013
    We aree arriving at MIA from Kingston on a saturday afternoon at 2.55PM and have a connection from MIA to LAS leaving at 4.30 PM. Both flights with AA We are flying business class for both flights. 2 questions : 1.Do we have to retrieve our luggage and re-check it? 2. I know it is going to depend on how many flights arrive at that time, but do those of you who know think that we will be able to do this connection? Thanks


    Yes, you will have yo reclaim your baggage in immigration then re-check it with American when you exit customs. It will be very tight. Immigration has been really bad at MIA lately. Unfortunately if you miss your connection there are no flights from Miami to Las Vegas until the next morning, however, they might be able to re-book you connecting through dallas.


  • Connection
    Jun 30, 2013
    I am going from Ney York (JFK) to Miami on 24th of July, and then I have a connecting flight from Miami to Belize City. I have both flights with American Airlines and only 1 hour for connection. Is this enough? Do I have to go trought security again? I'm not US citizen - before this I will be in New York for 3 days.


    You may arrive in Miami at either the Central Terminal's Concourse E (E gates) or at the North Terminal's Concourse D, as AA uses both concourses). You will depart from the North Terminal D, which is AA's hub for Latin America & Caribbean. Your boarding pass and the overhead screens on arrival at MIA will indicate airline and gate number. If you need to transfer, use the Skyride Connector, a moving walkway on level 3, connecting all terminals (with 4 stops inside Concourse D). You have enough time.


    Thank you so much for your help. I was following flights for few days and all of them departed in Concourse D so probably I won't have to change terminal. And I wasn't sure if I have to go trought security check again if I have connection from domestic to international flight.


  • Connection flight from Concourse E to D
    Jun 28, 2013
    Hi there. I'll be arriving at MIA from Puerto Plata on a AA flight on Gate E6 but I have a connection flight to catch at D16 to Madrid (AA Flight too). I have only 1 hour between connecting flights. Will I have time to clear customs and go from Concourse E to D? What's the fastest way to get there? Can I check in my luggage at Puerto Plata directly to the final destination (Madrid) without re-check-in at MIA to save more time? Thank you for the help


    Immigration lines at MIA have been running over 90 minutes lately. You will likely miss your connection. You will have to claim your luggage an re-check in MIA. If you miss your connection, American may be able to re-book you on the 10:35 PM Iberia flight to Madrid. You can simply walk from the International Re-Check counter to Concourse D. It's all connected.


    Ok... That's a big problem. The flight I'm talking about will be on 10th December. I initially booked my flight to Iberia Flight at 10:35PM but it seems that (in that day) that flight will not exist and I've been re-scheduled on the 6:15PM AA flight to Madrid and, according with the timetable, it seems to be the last flight to Madrid.


    The flight will be on 9th December. Sorry, my mistake.


    Then chances are, unless your flight gets in very early or the immigration situation in Miami improves before then, you'll probably be spending the night in Miami. They could also re-book you to another european hub, such as on the 8:45 British Airways flight or 8:55 American flight to London, and then on British Airways or Iberia to Madrid.


    Hmm... Ok. If that happens, the re-book will be free of charge or Will I have to pay for another ticket? Didn't MIA airport had been restructured last year to prevent these immigration delays?


    They will rebook you for free. The problem is not with the airport's construction, it's that the staffing by the US CBP Immigration agents is inadequate. However, even during normal staffing, doing an international to international connection in less than an hour is really pushing it.


    That's not my fault. I booked Iberia's flight at 10:35PM to have enough time for immigration check, but that flight was canceled and AA re-scheduled to 6:20PM... Oh well. ZAP, Thank you very much for your help :)


    You could call AA now (or whoever issued your ticket) and ask to be rebooked through London. According to AA, the minimum International-International connection time at MIA is 1:20 mins so they should have to rebook you free of charge (or issue you a refund if you'd prefer). The only legal itinerary POP-MAD (on any airline) that I can find on Dec 9 is POP-MIA-LHR-MAD on AA/BA/IB.


    AA don't have an email that we can use to contact them? I'm in Portugal so it's a little bit complicated to call them. I don't know what to do...


    This is their number in Spain: 902 115 570 http://www.americanairlines.es/intl/es/customerService/customerService.jsp They don't have a phone number for Portugal since they don't fly there.


    Thank you ZAP. I'll try to contact them to re-book :)


  • Security check
    Jun 17, 2013
    Arriving on USair from Philadelphia connecting on AA to Lima,Peru-will I need to go thru security on arrival in Miami?


    Yes, as your US Airways flight will arrive in J and your American flight will depart from D or E on the opposite side of the airport.


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