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I will be traveling from LHR to Miami and then 4 hours later to Rio de Janeiro, it is all one ticket. I want to check a bag in, but with a few presents for my friend in Miami. Will I be able to take my checked in bag out and remove the things that are for her? Will the baggage tag be the same all the way through to GIG or will they issue a new baggage tag in MIA? And will I be ok to go out of the airport and then get back in?
My niece checked in Newark with American to Bogota Colombia with a stop in Miami. She received both boarding passes one to Mia and the other to Bog and bag tags up to Bogota so the question is does she has to claim bags in Miami and put them in the connection belt? If she decides to stay in Miami can she get her bag?
Her bags go straight through to Bogota. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
Thank you!
I am travelling from Quito Ecuador through Miami and on to Toronto. My lay over in Miami is only 2hrs. All flights are with AA. Will my bags be checked through to Toronto. I don't think I'll have enough time to get them and clear customs and security correct?
You should have enough time.
Can anyone provide the "DOOR" number travelers would use to check in for a Delta Airlines flight to Cuba from MIA? I believe it is South Terminal (H gates) but would love to have a door # to provide for some clients. Maybe there is only one door for South Terminal? Trying to determine a good meeting spot for the group. Thanks for your time!
Actually heard back today from Miami Airport Customer Service with exactly the information I needed. Good to know this forum exists however.
Hello All, I am travelling to Memphi, TN from India. MY journey is via Mumbai -> Doha -> Miami -> Memphis. Till Miami i am travelling in Qatar airways and to Memphis in American Airlines. My questions is regarding baggage collection and CBP clearance. Do i have to collect my checked in bags in Miami? If so do i have to cross the CBP check point with the bags ? Also are there any paid/free wifi available in the airport ?
Yes, you will have to collect your bags in Miami to take them through US Customs, then you will re-check your bags at the re-check desk. Wifi at MIA is paid http://www.miami-airport.com/wi-fi.asp
Thanks You ZAP, I have seen in Dallas airport where i need to collect my baggage and place it again in another domestic transfer conveyer belt before going for CBP. so Miami is a bit different :)
Traveling from India to Miami and onwards to Atlanta with aged parents and 2months baby. How to manage
Do you have a specific question? Just leave at least 2 hours, preferably 3, and follow directions.
Thanks for the response.my query is that after landing at Miami I have to catch Atlanta flight.the transfer process may be explained.since I am not aware of the layout from international to domestic flight as they are different airlines i.e. Qatar and American airlines
You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go to your departure terminal, through security and to your departure gate.
In what floor does passangers coming from Canada exit concurse J? I have to pick up a friend that is only bringing hand luggage.
The Arrivals level.
Do you mean 2nd level? I am really confused.
I am flying into Miami from the UK, and have a connection to San Juan.
Both flights are AA and both seem to use Terminal D.
I have a 3hr40min (17:50 x 21:30) connection time ... which should be OK.
I have no issue with the times, but I would like advice on procedure.
I understand / accept that I have to negotiate immigration and customs but what happens then?
Am I still "airside" or do I have to go through security again?
I understand that there is an AA recheck desk involved somewhere along the line, so again .. is this "airside" or "landside"?
Thanks.

You will have to go through security again after you clear customs and re-check your bags. The re-check desk is right after you clear customs.
Zap, thanks for the answer ..... nothing is simple nowadays.... same at LHR .... I fly in (sterile) and have a controlled - and sterile - terminal transfer and am then deposited landside of security
Ah well ... no pain no gain?
I am expecting a friend from Prague on a delta direct flight to Miami. As a Delta passenger will she have to go through Immigration check at Level 3 of Concourse H or J ? Will she have to retrieve baggage at H or J Concourse? Would like to know so that I can provide her with directions regarding where I can pick her up by car at Ground Transportation Level 1 which is the same level as Baggage
Your friend will go through US Immigration and Customs in New York. There are no nonstop flights from Prague to Miami.
When I return from Barbados to the Miami airport then catch my connecting flight to Atlanta will I have to go through customs before getting on my flight to Atlanta?
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, then go through security and to your departure gate.