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  • MIA Connection
    Dec 6, 2014
    My flight lands in MIA from PLS(Turks and Caicos) at 5:20PM. We depart at 7:30 on a US Airways operated flight out of terminal E. We are flying on Sunday November 30th, one of the busiest travel days of the year coming at the end of Thanksgiving Weekend. I also heard that this was one of the busiest times to go through immigration. is that correct? Will 2 hours 10 minutes suffice? Will we be in any kind of a rush, and will we have time to grab a bite to eat? Any info would be helpful.


    Hi, I am wondering how you made out with this? I have similar flight tomorrow..... thanks


    My apologies that I didn't get on sooner, but we did make the flight although it was a major rush. If custom lines were any longer, we would have missed it. Let me know if you made it!


  • MEX TO TXL trough MIA
    Nov 24, 2014
    I am arriving Miami in AA1498 flight from Mexico City at 12 pm. and the connection is with AirBerlin 7211 to TXL at 04:05 pm. I think is enough time but I don't know if I need to pick up my luggage from AA and then again check it with AirBerlin. It is a reward ticket I got at once with AA. How is the way from American Airlines Arrivals to AirBerlin departures??? Thanks in advance.


    Since you are on an International to International itinerary on American you shouldn't have to claim your bags in MIA, but check with the AA agent in Mexico City. AA and Air Berlin use the same terminal.


  • Grenada to London via Miami
    Nov 24, 2014
    Hi, I am travelling from Grenada to London via Miami on 6th Dec Both flights are American Airlines and layover is 5 hours 40 mins. Do I need to checkout and re-checkin my baggage? Do I need transit visa ? Any information will be helpful. Thanks


    Unless you are a citizen of a visa waiver country you need a transit visa. You will not have to claim your bags because you are on an international to international itinerary


    Thanks. Can I get transit visa on arrival at Miami airport? I am in Indian citizen


    The United States does not offer Visa On Arrival. You need to get one from a consulate or embassy.


  • 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.


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