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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We are flying American Airlines, connecting in MIA from BWI on our way to St. Kitts. We will have to collect our luggage in Miami or will we clear customs in St. Kitts?
There is no US Immigration and Customs when leaving the US. You will go through St. Kitts & Nevis immigration when you arrive in St. Kitts. All you have to do in Miami on your way to St. Kitts is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.