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  • International connection
    Mar 23, 2017
    Hello, I am flying from Santo Domingo Dominican Republic to Miami that arrives at 9:40 am, I have a connecting flight to the Bahamas at 12:40 pm. I am not checking any bags and I am a US citizen. Will I have enough time to make that transfer?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connection time and procedure
    Mar 24, 2017
    Hi. First time travelling through the US. Cancun-miami then we have 1 hour 35 minute between to the next flight miami-madrid. So international to international and bags will be checked all the way through since it's one full trip back and forth. I've seen that some dont think 1.35 is enough between flights. But the companys wouldn't sell tickets if they are impossible to make. AA said it is "enough time" so. What's everyones experience when going through Miami? The date will be 30th dec 2017. Also, What's the procedure? Arriving at miami from cancun, disembark -> passport immigrant check customs and then on to the next flight? Thanks!


    1 hr 35 minutes is pretty risky. You will go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security in Miami. Chances are the schedule will change before December anyway, so your 1 hr 35 minute connection time isn't finalized.


    Ok thanks. Yeah let's hope they do a minor change so we get some more time. I've talked to both AA and AY(iberia flight but on finnair codeshare) and they all say it's enough time (based on the standard mct ofcourse) but they say if the AA inboundflight is delayed we can get rebooked. I mean if they sell me a ticket with a specified time and it's ok on the paper one would assume they'll fix it if it's not our fault we dont make it. ZAP, do you work at MIA? How is the airport nowadays?


  • Where do I clear Customs?
    Mar 14, 2017
    Amer. Airlines - From Dominican Republic to Miami - change planes to Tampa, Fl. do I clear customs in Miami or Tamp?


    You will go through US Immigration, customs, and security in Miami.


  • SJO to Miami to Toronto
    Mar 5, 2017
    I'm flying from San Jose Costa Rica to Toronto, with a connection in Miami (American airlines) with carry on luggage. Can I purchase liquor in San Jose airport? Thanks


    No, you can't purchase liquor in the San Jose Airport as you won't be able to take it though security in Miami.


  • Transportation between MIA to FLL airports
    Mar 4, 2017
    Whats the best and cheapest transportation between MIA to FLL?


    The only way that won't take forever is a taxi, which will unfortunately cost about $50.


  • Enough transfer time?
    Mar 4, 2017
    Hi Im travelling from Copenhagen to Miami and my flight arriving at 2 pm. I plan to book a flight to Jacksonville (FL) at that give me a transfer time of 2 hr 20 min. Do you think that is enough time to a connection flight domestic?


    Personally, with 2 separate reservations I'd want at least 3 hours, especially if you'll have checked bags.


  • Security
    Mar 1, 2017
    Hi, we are booked to fly to Miami from the U.K arriving at 15.00, then have an ongoing flight to Orlando at 17.25. This was all booked with one airline but now we have realised have to clear security and immigration in Miami not Orlando. Is this a realistic amount of time in order to get the connection. If not are there lots of American Airlines flights to Orlando if we miss it.


    Yes, that is enough time. There should be at least two later flights from Miami to Orlando on American if you do miss your connection.


    Thanks for that, are there normally spaces on the flights.?!!! Also do we have to collect our luggage and then recheck it in or does it get forwarded internally


    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. Whether or not there will be space on the later flight really depends on when you are traveling (time of year and day of week).


  • Do I need to clear US immigration again in MIA flying from SJU?
    Feb 27, 2017
    I am flying from SJU through MIA with a 1 hour connection to my international flight to Barbados. I am a Barbadian passport holder. Is the SJU flight to MIA treated as a US domestic arrival, or will I have to clear US immigration and customs in MIA?


    Flights from Puerto Rico to the mainland are considered domestic flights. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • GUA to MIA to BOS
    Feb 5, 2017
    Hi, I will be returning home to BOS from Guatemala City (GUA), with a connection in Miami. Is 2 hours enough time between flights? I know I have to go through customs, will I have to re-enter security as well? The flights are both on American Airlines.


  • 1 hr 20 min between connecting flights
    Jan 31, 2017
    Hi, I'm traveling from Toronto to Miami, then from Miami to San Jose, Costa Rica with 1 hr 20 min between flights, both on American Airlines. I will only have a carry-on. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • claim luggage and connection
    Jan 9, 2017
    I'm flying from London-Miami-Charleston and my question is, do I have to claim my checked luggage upon arrival to Miami, then go through immigration, customs and secuirty check, then check-in my luggage for the next flight and find my gate? I have 5 hours layover that should be more than enough. Thanks


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


  • AA-New Orleans/MIA/Punta cana
    Dec 20, 2016
    My flight was just changed from a 2 1/2 hr layover to a 1 1/2 hr layover in Miami. Traveling from New Orleans to Miami then to Punta Cana. Is that enough time to change planes?


    Yes, that i still enough time. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Punta Cana is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Immigration
    Dec 5, 2016
    I arrive in Miami on 3rd January at 2.40pm I need to be out of immigration and customs by 4.00pm any chance?


    I suppose there's a chance, especially if you're a US Citizen or permanent resident or repeat ESTA user.


  • Traveling from LAX to GYE via MIA
    Nov 25, 2016
    Re: American Airlines, arriving MIA from LAX at 4:30PM, depart for GYE at 6:34PM (2 hour 4 minute connect). Is this a long enough connection time? TKS!


  • Customs help
    Nov 3, 2016
    I am flying from San Jose Costa Rica to Chicago with a connection in Miami. My arrival gate in Miami from San Jose is N8 and my departure gate to Chicago is gate N9. The gates are across from one another. Where is immigration and customs in Miami in between flights. Thank you


    You do not know your gates yet and no gates starting with the letter "N" exist in Miami. You will arrive in concourse D, 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, also in D.


    Sorry. Terminal N and gates are D8 arrival and D9 departure. No luggage carry on only. Thanks you


    OK, then ignore the part about baggage, you will go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.


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