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  • Connection from DFW to BGI
    Jun 14, 2016
    I am considering booking flight 1364 from DFW to MIA and MIA to BGI flight 1089 May 7, 2017. There is only a 50 minute layover. Is that enough time? I know this is way in advance, but I would be very grateful for your assistance.


    Yes, that would be enough time. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Bridgetown is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • first time flyer
    Jun 14, 2016
    I am flying with American Airlines from Denver International Airport to Miami, then to the Bahamas. What is the process that I will need to go through? Will I go through customs in Denver or wait untill Miami. We are leaving at 1:59 am and arriving in Miami at 5:50. I will then leave Miami at 9:44 and then to the Bahamas. Will I need to pickup my baggage in Miami and then recheck it for the flight to the Bahamas or will it be automatically sent on to Miami?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You won't have to do anything with your bags in Miami.


    May 17, 2016
    Arriving from Port of Spain, Trinidad 10:38 am on Monday 6/6 with connecting flight to Charlotte NC at 1:15 pm with a checked bag. Is 2.5 hours enough time to make the flight to CLT on time? Haven't flown in >15 yrs & concerned by recent press about airports' long lines & stranded travelers.


    It should be just enough time if things go smoothly. Miami doesn't seem to be as badly affected as some other airports.


    If things don't go smoothly, is it the airline's responsibility to make sure I get another flight or pay for a hotel room for the night if I have to stay there?


    Thanks for the quick reply!


  • Layover in Miami before leaving for Quito, Ecuador
    May 16, 2016
    I am flying from Chicago to Quito, Ecuador. I have a layover in Miami with the same airline. Does anyone know if I have to recheck my bags in Miami before I fly to Quito? I only have 45 mints to get my flight from Miami to Quito, so I am a little nervous....


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Miami on your way to Quito if both flights are on American. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • smoking
    Apr 19, 2016
    does miami international have smoking areas


  • International to Domestic
    Apr 19, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving from Caracas (Santa Barbara airline) to MIA at 10:30am, need to go through immigration, retrieve bags, go through customs, check-in bags again, and then to my connecting flight to D.C. at 2:00 pm with American Airlines. Will I have enough time to make it to my connecting flight? What do I need to do? Thanks!


    That should be just enough time. You will have to take your bags with you to the American Airlines check in desk after you clear customs then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Security Wait Time International Flight to Paris CDG on American
    Apr 14, 2016
    Heard that many people are missing their flights because of higher security measures. What is MIAMI AIRPORT security lines going to Paris France running these days? How early do we need to get to airport for 6:20PM flight?


    If you can, arrive at 3:30 PM.


  • 2 hour sand 5 minutes layover time
    Mar 30, 2016
    I arrive from Orlando into Miami on 8th August at 16:10. I leave for LHR London Heathrow at 18:15. Both flights are with American Airlines. Is this enough time to make the connection?


  • layover time 2 hours 17 minutes
    Mar 30, 2016
    I arrive from orlando to Miami at 16.10 and take off for London Heathrow at 18:15 on 8th August 2016. Is this enough time? Do I have to collect my baggage, past customs and immigration and then check in again?


    There is no US Immigration or customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Mar 10, 2016
    We are UK visitors on ESTA planning a visit to Florida in November.and our flight is due to land in MIA at 18.45. I want to know if we would have enough time to clear immigration and customs to catch a 19.45 onward flight to Orlando. Think it is too tight, but just want confirmation we would make a 19.45


    No, 1 hour is absolutely not enough time to make an International to Domestic connection in Miami. You need to contact whoever you booked that ticket to and get it changed.


    Thanks for that - haven't booked that flight yet just wanted to know if possible!


  • 1:50 minutes layover
    Mar 4, 2016
    My flight from colombia arrives at 8pm. Then i have a connecting flight at 9:50. Only traveling with a carry on, US citizen. Will it be enough time? I have done layovers in MIA but during the day. I dont know if its just as bad in the evenings.


    It shouldn't be as bad in the evening. With carry-on only I think you can make it.


  • Elder couple - enough time to connect between flights and customs?
    Feb 11, 2016
    My elder parents (from abroad) will land in NY before catching their next flight to MIA, which leaves 2 hrs later. They walk slow and my mother needs a wheel chair. Do they have to go through customs in NY or in MIA? Will they have enough time? Thank you!


    In New York they will go through US Immigration, claim their bags, go through US Customs, re-check their bags, and go through security. What airlines are they flying and where are they flying from?


    They are coming from ZRH (Switzerland) with AA; business class. Can they manage to catch their flight in a 2hrs frame? Waiting for a wheel chair might take some time too. Ty.


    I forgot to add, they will continue with AA to MIA.


    2 hours should be enough time.


  • Bahamas transfer for London Flight
    Jan 27, 2016
    Hi - I am on a flight from the Bahamas on March 3, 2016 that gets in at 1536, we then have a connecting flight to London at 1725. So we have just 1 hr 50 minutes to make the connection. The flight is booked as BA outbound and AA / BA on the return. I am wondering a) is baggage checked straight through from Bahamas or do we have to go through immigration / customs etc. Is there enough time for this?


    If you are coming from Nassau or Freeport you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in the Bahamas and not have to go through US Immigration or Customs or do anything with your bags in Miami. If you are coming from Marsh Harbour or somewhere else you will have to do that in Miami. You should have enough time.


  • enough time
    Jan 25, 2016
    we are a party of 5 adults and 1 child arriving miami from heathrow we have about 2.30 hours before we connect out flight to orlando will we have enough time


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Cuba > Miami > Chicago
    Jan 20, 2016
    Hi. I arrive on a charter from Cuba to Miami at 2:45pm. I am considering buying a 4:45pm flight to Chicago. Is that enough time to obtain bags and go through customs? Thank you for your help.


    No, I wouldn't book anything until 6. Immigration and Customs in Miami is notoriously slow and you will have to transfer your bags to your second airline yourself, possibly in a different terminal.


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