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    Feb 26, 2016
    II am taking the last flight of the day out of LAX and will arrive at 6:55am in MIA. My next flight leave at 8.am. Is a two hour delay enough time to transfer in the same terminal. What if my LA flight is late and I have less time. Don't know if I should take an earlier flight out of LAX.


    That should be enough time. Redeye flights out of LAX are rarely late.


    Feb 26, 2016
    Going from Montego Bay to Miami to Seattle. 2.5 hour layover in MIA. If I check a bag will it be automatically transferred by AA or will I have to pick it up and recheck it? If not, is 2.5 hours enough time?


    You will go through US Immigration, claim your bag, go through US Customs, then re-check your bag at the re-check desk. You have enough time.


    Feb 25, 2016
    We're flying AA Cancun to Miami and are scheduled to arrive at 2:42 pm on Saturday. We hold B12 Visa and our flight to ZRH (Swiss International Airlines) departs at 5pm. Two separate bookings. Is that enough time to recheck our bags after clearing customs, etc.? What's the smartest way to do it?


    That should be just enough time. Once you clear customs just follow signs towards the South Terminal/J and re-check your bags at the Swiss check-in counter.


  • Iberia Flight LHR-MIA-MGA
    Feb 23, 2016
    I am flying from LHR to MIA next Saturday on an Iberian flight operated by AA arriving 4.25pm. The connecting flight to MGA also operated by AA departs 7.06pm. I have an Irish passport and an up to date ESTA. Is this sufficient time to avoid missing the connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Bue - Miami -London
    Feb 23, 2016
    Hi, I´m flying with AA from Buenos Aires to London with a 1:45 minutes connection in Miami. I´m italian with ESTA, will I have enough time? I hope I can check my luggage in Bs As and only get it back in London, right?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since both tickets are on AA and you are International to International you should not have to claim your bags in Miami, but confirm that with the AA people in Miami.. You will still have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security.


  • AA flight from Madrid to Gran Cayman trough Miami
    Feb 22, 2016
    We arrive to Miami on Saturday 14th May with an AA flight operated by Iberia at 3.10pm. We have the connection flight to Grand Cayman with AA flight at 6.10pm. We are Italian citizens with ESTA. Do we have enough time for the connection? Do we have to collect our baggage and go through security and customs clearence?


    Yes, that should be enough time. you will go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. You will have to ask the agents upon arrival whether you have to claim your bags or not.


  • Orlando - Miami - Cancub
    Feb 21, 2016
    Hello, we are flying in to Miami from Orlando on 16 May, our flight lands at 11:24 and our connecting flight to Cancun is at 12:30. Is that enough time? We are British citizens, both flights are American Airlines and we will have checked bags. I have read you just go from your arrival gate straight to departure gate but do we have to collect our bags and go through security again or will our bags be transferred to the next flight for us? Thank you for your help :)


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags or go through security on your way to Cancun. You have enough time.


  • Enough time for flight connection
    Feb 20, 2016
    Hi, I am flying on AA flight from Sao Paulo to arrive in Miami at 5:10 am and take a connection flight to Los Angeles at 6:59 am. Is 1 h 49 min for immigration process enough time? Thank you


    That early in the morning, yes, it should be possible.


  • Tranist from AA to TK
    Feb 17, 2016
    I am travelling from Barranquilla on Flight AA1124 to Istambul on TK78. I hold a C1D viza. Will I need to clear Immigration or will I be checked in thru from BAQ to IST. If i need to do customs & immigration is 3 hrs sufficient.


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration and customs. 3 hours should be just enough time.


  • LPB - MIA - DFW: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    Feb 17, 2016
    I am wondering if 2hrs and 13mins is enough for immigration and everything at the Miami airport? I am using C-1 transit VISA to enter the US, for your information. Thanks for your time.


    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. Note that if you do miss your connection, AA has frequent flights from Miami to DFW.


  • Make connection: LHR - MIA - MBJ
    Feb 16, 2016
    Am looking at flights to Jamaica (MBJ) from Copenhagen via London and I'm wondering if landing in MIA at 4.45 pm I will have enough time to catch a connecting flight to MBJ at 6.36 pm. It's on July 31st (a sunday), with american airlines (all the way). I usually always include at least 3 hours for a connection at MIA but at this particular occasion it's either this or a night layover in Charlotte (which am not very excited about), so I'm wondering if maybe I can make it after all...? I'm a Swedish citizen an have been to the US many times, so I have had ESTA. I will have it all in 1 reservation but I'll be traveling with checked baggage, so still have to pick it up through customs and drop it off. Thanks :)


    That should be just enough time. Note that since it's international to international you may not have to claim your bags in Miami.


  • Enough Time For Connection?
    Feb 17, 2016
    My wife and I are flying AA Boston to Guatemala, through Miami. AA has given us 45 minutes to make the Miami connection to Guatemala. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that is just enough time if your flight from Boston is on-time. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you!


    Flying American from Minnesota to MIA then to El Sal with only 45 mins connection. I understand is only to move from one gate to another one, however would both gates be in the same wing at the airport? .


    American uses two wings, but they are connected inside security.


    Feb 16, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving with LX from Zurich at 2.30 om and have a connecting flight with DL to ATL at 6 pm. Is this enough time, considering immigration etc.? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be enough time, even on two separate reservations.


  • NAS-MIA-LHR with BA
    Feb 15, 2016
    Hi. I'm arriving from Nassau on Bahamas Air (G ?) and departing to London with British Airways (E?). How long do I need to allow for the connection ? Thanks,


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Nassau. However, if you're booking two separate reservations and have checked baggage I'd still want about 3 hours since Bahamasair isn't known for its punctuality and you will have to transfer your bags yourself to British Airways and go through security in Miami.


    Very helpful. Thanks,


    Feb 15, 2016
    I have 53 minutes to get from flight number AA4280 to AA1510, I think I am going to spend my entire holiday panicking about the connection time! we have to get to JFK as we have a British Airways flight to London (booked separately using miles) do you think a 53 minute connection in MIA is possible?


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


    And do you know if the gates will be near each other?


    Probably not too close, but the AA area in Miami is large, but not that large compared to other airline hubs.




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