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  • How much time for customs & going thru security for connecting flight?
    May 11, 2016
    I'm looking at a flight from Provo (Turks & Caicos) to Philadelphia with a connection in Miami. The time between the 2 flights is 1 1/2 hours. Is that enough time to go thru customs, claim/recheck luggage and go back thru TSA security?


    That's a legal connection, but not realistic given the current state of TSA.


  • First time Intl Flyer
    May 10, 2016
    Next weekend. Arriving at MIA from BWI at 10:30a and departing MIA for SJO (San Jose Costa Rica) at 6:08p. First time traveling alone without parents. Is it far to the the connecting gate? Same terminal or different terminal? Any advice?


    Correction: Arriving in Miami at 1:12p (not 10:30a) ^^


    If both flights are on American then they are both connected inside security. You obviously have a ton of time for your connection. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you! Yes, both American. So, do you think I will have to go through customs?


    No, there is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Costa Rican immigration and customs when you get to San Jose.


    That makes sense! Thank you ZAP.


  • Global Entry Interview
    May 7, 2016
    Hi Fling into Miami concourse d on American from Boston and then on American to Milan also concourse d. 3 hour layover. Is it possible to interview for global entry in J and return through security to make flight to Milan.If so I can schedule the interview for September.


    It's possible but doing so will make your connection a lot more stressful.


  • 1 hour international connection
    May 7, 2016
    Is 1 hour 10 minutes long enough? Do I need to go through security?Flying from ORD, arriving MIA 3:53 pm. Departing MIA to MAO (Brazil) at 5:03.


    If both flights are on AA all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • 1hour connection
    May 6, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying in from New York on Tuesday 17th and AA has changed my flight so now I've a 1 hour connection to catch my flight to Grand Cayman. Will this be enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Can we make it?
    May 6, 2016
    We're flying into MIA from SEA on an American Airlines red-eye flight arriving at 8am in the North Terminal, Concourse D. We are not checking any bags. We are hoping to catch an 8:40am flight out of the South Terminal, Concourse H, to Nassau, Bahamas on BahamasAir. I have paid extra to be near the front of our American Airlines flight so we can de-plane quickly. And we will already be checked in with printed boarding passes for our BahamsAir flight. It looks like the SkyBridge is about 10minutes between the North and South Terminals. But are we going to have to go thru security again? Am i crazy to think we can make this connection? Or does it seems possible? It'll save us >$400 if we can make it. Any insight is appreciated.


    Yes, you will have to go through security again. You didn't post what time your AA flight arrives so I don't know if you have enough time.


    I know it was along post but I wrote that our AA flight arrives at 8am:)


    In that case, no, 40 minutes is not enough time to change terminals and go through security.


  • arriving w/ AA @ 619 depart AA to PHX @ 709
    May 6, 2016
    I have never been to MIA. I do not know how large the terminals are or how big the airport is. if I fly into MIA from AA and arrive at 619 do you think if I run I can make my flight at 709 (I understand they begin boarding before that time). my dad bought my flight to go see him and I am worried I will miss my connecting flight. side note- I am a Marine and a good runner :)


    Where are you flying into MIami from?


    I fly in from JAX (Jacksonville FL)


    Then yes, you can make it. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Enough time
    May 2, 2016
    We are novice international travelers. We fly Atkanta to Miami and have one hour to catch flight to Curacao. I've heard so many horror stories about AA thru Miami. What are our chances?


    All you have to do in Miami on your way to Curacao is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


  • Enough time
    May 2, 2016
    we are flying into Miami and have a 56 minutes layover going to Barbados. is that enough time to make connecting flight?


    If the first flight is domestic and both flights are on AA, that is enough time.


  • Punta Cana-MIA-London
    Apr 30, 2016
    I have tourist USA visa and I have a connecting flight back to London at 20.45 with BA. I'll be getting to MIA from Punta Cana at 19.20 with just a hand luggage. Did I leave myself enough time to catch the London flight?


    With just hand luggage and an evening arrival you have a chance - it's still a very very difficult connection.


    Apr 25, 2016
    i am flying Cancun to NYC via MIA. Both flights are through American airline, I have an 1h 40m in between, is this enough time? Also will have luggage.


    It's technically a legal connection, but I really recommend at least 2 hours for International to domestic connections through Miami.


  • Arrival from IST, Transit to San Juan Puerto Rico
    Apr 22, 2016
    Dear All, I will be arriving to MIA from IST via Turkish Airlines at 19:10 PM. I checked its terminal J I would like to take American Airlines flight to San Juan SJU, 21:40. When I checked , it generally departs D48 Will there be enpugh time for taking my bag and then take SJU flight? Or shall I wait 07 am flight Thanks in advance


    With checked bags and on two separate reservations I don't think you would have enough time. I would wait for the morning flight.


    JetBlue has a 2335 flight from FLL to SJU if you are willing to change airports. They also have a 0600 vs. the 0700 on AA so you would get to SJU earlier if you few JetBlue from SJU even if you waited until morning.


    Thank you for your reply and advise. FLL seems 26,8 miles away and still may have the same risk for 23:35 flight It seems its better to wait for 07 am flight:(


  • LGA - MIA Delta terminal H3 - Suriname G2
    Apr 20, 2016
    Due to equipment problems, Delta has but us on a Delta flight arriving H3 to connect to Suriname G2 to Aruba. How do I get from H to G within 60 minutes? Not at all familiar with Miami.


    You will have to exit the secure area, walk to G and go back through security. This will be difficult.


    Thanks, to update, There was no line no waiting at G, a 10 minute walk today at most.


  • 2h40 transit
    Apr 20, 2016
    Hi, I'm arriving to MIA at 4:00 pm ( AA) and leaving for Colombia at 6:40 (AA)Is it enough time to make the transit? I dont know this airport and I dont want to miss my flight nor get lost in the airport! Thanks!


    yes, that should be enough time. Where are you flying to Miami from?


    From Paris. I have a transit in Madrid.


    In that case it will be a little more difficult but should still be possible.


    Hmm and what about this: 1)leaving from Paris and arriving at Madrid at 10:15AM (IBERIA) 2┬░then leaving from Madrid and arriving to Miami at 3:10pm (IBERIA). And 3) finally leaving Miami (AMERICAN AIRLINES)at 6:40 pm ( 3h30 layover) Would it be enough time? Itwo different airline in Miami, what about the time to get to the departire gate? OMG this is so scary...


    Yes, I think that would be possible.


  • overnight layover
    Apr 18, 2016
    Hi I am traveling from London to Hondurus with an overnight layover i Miami will I have to pick up by bags and take them to the hotel with me, or will they be checked through to Hondures. thanks for help


    Yes, you will have to bring your bags to the hotel with you.


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