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  • heathrow - Miami - Los Angeles
    Oct 30, 2016
    Hi I'm flying Heathrow to Miami intl arriving 18.44 and looking at booking a seperate domestic flight Miami to los Angeles at 21.15 is this enough time to reclaim baggage clear customers and check in ?


    That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. Maybe just plan on spending the night in Miami and flying out in the morning.


  • miami nassau
    Oct 31, 2016
    arrive on AA from Milan at 3.45 pm, carry on only, connection to Nassau on Republic American Eagle at 17.15 pm. UK citizen. possible ?


    It's possible, but realistically it will be very very difficult.


    Made it with plenty of time to spare. Lucky lines not long at passport check.


  • Transiting from SAL to YYZ via MIA
    Oct 31, 2016
    I have a connecting flight that stops in Miami from San Salvador and then on to Toronto. In Miami will I have to go through US Immigration, claim my bags, go through US Customs, re-check my bags at the re-check desk and then go through security and to my departure gate. Connection time is 2:20 and both flights are with AA. Thank you.


    If all the flights are on American, you will go through US Immigration and Customs and Security but you do not have to claim and re-check your bags. You should have enough time.


    Thank you. Forgot to mention that flight from San Salvador arrive in Miami 5:48 pm and the flight to Toronto leaves at 8:07 pm. Hopefully not rush hour and still possible to achieve the connection.


    That should be just enough time.


    Thank you very much for your help.


  • 1 hr and 30 mins
    Oct 27, 2016
    hi i am flying from toronto on westjet and have a 1 hr and 30min connection with american airlines. is this enough time to clear customs?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. If all your tickets are on the same reservation all you have to do is walk from F where you arrive to D or E where you depart and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • LAX to St Kitts
    Oct 27, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying AA from LAX to St Kitts, arriving in Miami at 4.57pm and leaving on AA at 6.17pm with only carry-ons. Is this enough time to connect? Do I have to go through departure customs or security at Miami?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Miami on your way to St. Kitts is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


    Many thanks ZAP. - This 1hr 20min connect time will allow how many minutes flight delay time from LAX? - No security checks between LAX arrival and St Kitts departure gate?


    Correct there are no security checks. Your flight could be delayed up to 40 minutes and you'd probably be OK.


    Thanks again ZAP - a goldmine of information!!


  • 1 hour enough?
    Oct 26, 2016
    hi, we are flying from toronto to miami then to merida with just 1 hour to change flights. both are by delta so I assume they will transfer our luggage and we just have to go to the new gate...is that correct, is this enough time and are the gates close? thanks!


    Delta doesn't fly from Toronto to Miami or Miami to Merida. Please double check your reservation.


    i just checked and it is actually westjet to miami and aeromexico to merida. That complicates things a little I am sure...thanks


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. However, you will arrive in concourse F and depart from concourse H. They are not connected inside security, so you will have to go through security again in Miami. Add in even more difficulty if Westjet is unable to issue your Aeromexico boarding passes.


    thanks for the information. sounds like we will be very tight for time..do you know if we have to collect our bags or will they be transferred for us?


    Your bags should be transferred for you.


  • Connecting in Miami from Kingston Jamaica - Perth Australia
    Oct 23, 2016
    Hi I'm connecting from Jamaica to Perth through Miami with a 5 hour connection time. Fare is on one ticket with Qatar airways from Kingston (JA) to Perth (Aus). Is 5 hours enough time? Thanks


    Yes, that is enough time


  • UIO-MIA-LGA-MIA_UIO / all American
    Oct 22, 2016
    Good morning! Need advice on the following connections: (1) Nov 18: Quito-Miami- La Guardia: Miami arrival: 12:17noon , La Guardia departure:14:10h [Connection: 2 hours] (2) Nov 25: La Guardia - Miami - Quito: Miami arrival: 08:59h. Quito Departure: 09:59 [Connection : 1 hour] Would it be possible?


    Yes, those are both possible, but the one on the way to New York is slightly risky. All you have to do on the way back to Quito is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Can I make it?
    Oct 22, 2016
    Hi, I`ll arrive in Miami from Mexico(Aeromexico) at 1:15 pm, my connection flight to Copenhagen(SAS) is at 3:45 pm. (2:30 stopover) Is it enough time for connection? will I need to claim and recheck my bags? thanks a lot


    Yes, you will have to claim and re-check your bags. This is a very difficult connection, bordering on impossible.


  • rechecking bags Belize, Miami,Heathrow, Dublin
    Oct 20, 2016
    If I am flying from Belize to Miami and onwards to Heathrow awith deiiferent airlines will I have to recheck my bags and can I do that with a 2 hour layover? Thanks


    What airlines are you flying? Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    Thanks for replying. We havn't booked yet. We are looking at two flights 1/ Delta with delta 2 hours stopover and 2/ American airlines and british airways operated by british airways with a two hour stopover


    Delta doesn't fly from Belize to Miami. Connecting from AA to Delta is more more difficult than connectitng from AA to BA as you will definitely have to take your bags to the Delta counter to re-check them and Delta is located on the opposite side of the airport. However, both connections are difficult (the Delta connecting just being much more difficult).


  • DCA-MIA-SDQ connection
    Oct 20, 2016
    Hi, arriving in MIA from DCA at 11:35am, and connecting flight to santo Domingo (SDQ) is at 12:32. Is this enough time for connection?


    Yes, that is enough time. if both flights are on American all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Luggage check in after clearing immigration and customs
    Oct 10, 2016
    We will arrive in Miami from St. Maarten at 7 p.m. and our connecting flight, all one itinerary on AA, leaves the following morning at 830 a.m.. When we arrive in Miami, then go through immigration and customs, can we recheck our luggage then instead of hauling it with us to a hotel we will spend the night in, or do we have to take our luggage with us and recheck it before our flight?


    our continuation flight is to Denver.


    No, you will have to take your bags with you and re-check it in the morning.


  • British Airways
    Oct 7, 2016
    We will be arriving from LHR on sat 15th Oct , with a connection to Tampa. We have booked wheelchair assistance in Miami, my question is ! will the assistance help us thruogh customs and security and take us to our next gate for flight to Tampa.


    yes, the assistance will take you as far as you need to go.


  • PHL to St Lucia via Miami
    Oct 6, 2016
    Flying AA phl to mia with 70 minutes to make connection on to St. Lucia. All on AA. Is 70min enough time?


    Yes, all you have to do in Miami on your way to St. Lucia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Two-hour layover
    Oct 6, 2016
    Flying to Orlando on Dec 18th and have only two hours to make this connection at the MIA airport. Is that enough time to do that?


    Where are you flying into Miami from and what airlines are you flying?


    After connecting in Miami, we are flying to Orlando, Fl. In fact, our airline just changed our itinerary so we only have 1 hour and 40 minutes to make the connection. We're flying in first class, I don't know if that will expedite the connection,


    Where are you flying into Miami FROM?


    Costa Rica


    OK, then that will be a fairly difficult connection but may be OK if you're in First class. In Miami you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


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