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  • How hard is it to maneuver Miami airport for a 16 year old
    Sep 15, 2016
    Hi, my son is travelling from Trinidad on Caribbean airlines to Miami then he will connecting on American airlines to Boston. He has a 4 hour layover...1) Is that enough time to clear immigration, customs and security...he only has hand luggage and to check in at American Airlines & 2) how easy is it to find the american Airlines check in counter


    That should be enough time. He can check in online for his American flight before he even leaves Trinidad. So all he has to do in Miami is go through US Immigration and Customs, walk to the north terminal complex, and go through security.


    Thanks for your reply. Are you sure he can check in online for the AA connection because I googled it on American Airlines and it said you can only check in by web or mobile if it is a AA first flight . Has that changed?


    It sounds like he has two separate reservations. Is that so? If so then as far as AA is concerned, the flight from Miami IS his first flight.


    We'll its 2 different airlines, so I guess it's different reservations...I went through a travel agent. So he goes to an AA check in counter after he clears immigration and customs, right ?


    Yes, the AA check in counter will be outside concourse D, which is very close to where he will arrive in Concourse F.


  • Connection AA from Lima to Toyko
    Sep 12, 2016
    If I arrive at Miami from Lima 6:25AM then my flight to Tokyo leaves at 9:25AM would that be enough time to go through customs, security, and recheck my bags. All flights are through AA and I am a US citizen


    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that there are no nonstops from Miami to Tokyo so that means you're stopping somewhere else first.


  • Travelling from BGI and onwards to LAS
    Sep 11, 2016
    Hello. Will I have enough time to clear security and connect with my flight? Arriving in MIA at approximately 6:20pm to connect on a flight departing at 8:40pm to LAS


    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I am coming on an international AA flight from BGI. Thanks.


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connection AA from CR to NY
    Sep 10, 2016
    I have an 1:30 do to a connection between a Costa Rica flight that arrives at 12:22 and one that leaves for NY at 2:00. Would this be enough time?


    Realistically that is not enough time although technically that is a legal connection.


  • Conection
    Sep 9, 2016
    Flying from cali colombia to boston via miami . I have 1:50 hr for tconnection that's enough time


    It's a legal connection, but it will be very difficult.


  • D to H
    Sep 7, 2016
    I'm flying to Rome on Alitala which departs from terminal H but I want to go to AE Centurion Lounge in terminal D. Will I have to go through security twice?


    Yes, you will.


  • J to H
    Sep 7, 2016
    In MIA, if going from terminal J to H do I have to go through security again?


  • Transiting Miami to Nassau
    Sep 7, 2016
    Hi, I am landing in Miami, via Hong Kong - LAX connecting flights. I understand I have to clear customs etc in Miami. I am then on a flight to Nassau. I have 2 hours 30 mins between flights in Miami. Is this enough time to collect luggage, clear and re check in? Thanks!


    No, you do not have to go through customs in Miami. You will go through US Immigration, customs, and security when you enter the US at LAX. In Miami all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Bahamanian Immigration and customs in Nassau. You have enough time.


  • connection flight from rome to san jose cr
    Sep 6, 2016
    Hi, I'm arriving in Miami at 4.05pm with Alitalia and I have the AA flight to San Jose CR at 6.15pm. I travel only with hand luggage. It's enough time? thank you in advance


    With only hand luggage you might barely have enough time. It's a very difficult connection. You will have to go through US Immigration and Customs, change terminals, and go through security.


  • Walking distance
    Sep 5, 2016
    Arriving at gate D15, departing gate D35 at 10am. How long does it take to walk with a carry on?


    If the first flight is domestic it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.


    Yes, it is domestic. Thank you!


  • MIA concourse D to J and back
    Sep 4, 2016
    Hi. I'm arriving on AA from LHR at 17:05, Concourse D. I would like to have my Global Entry interview in Concourse J, and I'm thinking that 18:45 would be realistic (I'm a US citizen). I would then like to get back to Concourse D for a flight to Baltimore at 20:28. Do I have enough time to clear passport, customs, get to J, have my interview and get back to D? Thanks!


    Without already having Global Entry I think that would be very difficult.


  • Luggage and Connections
    Sep 12, 2016
    I am flying from SCL to MIA to MXP, with a 13-hour layover in MIA (4:30AM to 5:30PM). Both on AA. I do NOT want my bags checked all the way through-- I want to grab them when I land in MIA and leave the airport for a while. Is this possible, or am I forced to check them all the way through? How do I make sure I can get them in MIA? (Note this is an International-to-International connection). (Sorry, I posted this on another forum and didn't get a response)


    You can ask the agent in Santiago if that is possible. Sorry I don't know for sure - it's an unusual request.


    Yes, every time you fly international you must pick up your bags and re-check them so you can take them and check them again later without a problem


  • 2hr 33min Enough?
    Sep 1, 2016
    I have to switch from CLT-MIA to an International AA flight by rechecking bags. Will that be enough time?


    Also will 2hr 15min work to switch to Alitalia in CDG?


    If both flights are on AA you don't have to do anything with your bags. That will be a difficult connection in Paris.


  • International Connection
    Aug 31, 2016
    We are flying from belize to doha via miami. the first leg is with AA and the second one is with qatar. the layover at miami is 2:50 min. do you think it is enough time in the evening to make the connection, considering the immigration, baggage pick up and re-checkin of the bags?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • transit
    Aug 30, 2016
    We are flying from London to New Orleaans via Miami. Do we need to collect our bags and go through customs?


    Yes, in Miami you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.


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