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  • TRANSIT TIME REQUIRED
    Jan 17, 2016
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    hI. i'M A BRITISH CITIZEN FLYING INTO ORLANDO VIA MIAMI. I ARRIVE IN MIAMI WITH BA AND FLY TO ORLANDO WITH AA. HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I ALLOW BETWEEN FLIGHTS?

     

    If both tickets are on the same reservation then 2 hours is recommended. If two separate reservations I recommend 3 hours.

     

  • Miami American Airlines Baggage Claim Contact Info
    Jan 6, 2016
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    I recently had an issue with some lost bags while traveling with American Airlines that caused my bags to be stranded in MIA instead of getting all the way to California. Contacting the right people at AA was a nightmare, but eventually I was able to find the number for AA baggage claim at MIA Airport. The numbers are: 305-526-7773 305-526-1761 They were able to better assist me there, and had more information than the standard AA number for baggage claims (1800-535-5225). Hope this helps!

     

  • MEX - MIA - SCL
    Dec 23, 2015
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    going to be on AA from MEX to MIA with a layover for 2 hours. is that sufficient? but i'd be on LAN airlines (codeshare AA) from MIA to SCL

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will arrive in the North terminal and depart from the South terminal J gates and will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security in Miami.

     

  • International Flight
    Dec 7, 2015
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    I will arrive 3 hours before an international flight from Concourse E. However the checkin counter will close 90 minutes before the flight. Will that be still enough time? Also is the checkin counter before the security checkpoint?

     

    Yes, all check in counters are before security checkpoints. Yes, you should have plenty of time. Also, if your first flight is on the same reservation as your second flight then you don't have to check in again in miami - I assuming by you saying you "will arrive 3 hours before" you are connecting in Miami.

     

    No it is the First flight. However current travel arrangements only allow me to be there about 3 hours before the flight.

     

    That is PLENTY of time.

     

  • Connecting flight MIA
    Nov 13, 2015
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    Hi I will arrive in MIA saturday 5 december at 3:40PM, and I have a connecting flight for Cancun at 6:20. That's mean that I have 2 h 40 min. Is enough time to inmigration control and customs? To save time, is possible apply for ITI program avoiding the step of recollect luggage? Are there different queues for passenger in transit that have to be faster in the procedure? Thank you very much Kind regards Stefano

     

    That should be enough time. If all tickets are on the same reservation on AA then ITI baggage should be done automatically - there's no applying for it. The different lines are based on your immigration status. If you are a US or Canadian citizen or ESTA user then you can use the APC kiosks, but if you are a first time ESTA user or using a transit visa you have to wait in the regular lines.

     

    sorry, I meant "repeat ESTA user" can use the APC Kiosks.

     

  • International to international connection at MIA
    Nov 12, 2015
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    We are planning (tickets not bought yet :)) to go to Jamaica thru Miami. Will arrive on 2:20 PM from Germany (AA). Next flight to Jamaica (on separate ticket!) at 6 PM, also AA. Will the time be enough? We are European citizens.

     

    That should be enough time, but if both tickets are on AA I think it would be best to buy them together. However, even if you buy them separately you should be able to combine them into one reservation after purchase.

     

    Thank you ZAP so much! We're considering separate tickets due to the massive difference in cost - even though the flights would be the exact same... Still, we should be fine (with checked luggage) if we're unable to combine the tickets?

     

    Yes, 3.5 hours should be plenty of time.

     

  • Rental Car Center - shortest queues?
    Nov 4, 2015
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    I'll be traveling to MIA, soon and I remember that you'd sometimes stand in line forever to get your rental car which - after a 9 hours flight - I'd like to avoid. Does anyone know which ones are the rental car companies that usually have short queues? Thanks for your support, upfront. Alex

     

  • Making Connecting Flight
    Oct 18, 2015
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    I'm flying from PHL to Quito with a layover at MIA. I land in MIA at 8:50 AM and my flight to Quito leaves at 9:45 AM. I'm not checking any bags or traveling with kids. Do you think this is a doable lay over?

     

    Yes, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

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