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Next month I am traveling from Detroit to St Thomas on American Airlines with a hour and five minute layover in Miami. Is an hour and five minute layover enough time?
I'm EU citizen and I'm traveling from Sao Paulo GRU to Boston (layover in MIA): I'll land in MIA at 6:25 a.m. and I''ll take off at 11:40 a.m. Do I have to go through Immigration, security etc.? If so, how long does it usually take? Do I manage to leave the airport for a 1 and 1/2 hour?
I am traveling from New Orleans to Port Au Prince, Haiti. I have a layover of 1 hour and 15 minutes in Miami. Is that enough time to claim baggage and get to my gait? I am traveling American Airlines.
Hi The flight changed this coming Sep 2018. arriving from DFW to MIA 2;17pm and Leaving to Quito 3;37pm. It's 1h 20min. We have check in bag. Is it enough time??
Yes, that's enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thank you !!!
Hello, I am flying to St. Lucia from DFW through MIA. I have only an hour and a half layover in MIA from DFW. Is this enough time? I am a bit concerned. I have never flown through MIA so I do not know how smooth their international process is.
both flights are American Airlines by the way
Yes. that is plenty of time. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US, so all you have to do in Miami on your way to St. Lucia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi there, i was wondering if 2.5 hours is enough time to connect flight from PTY to Denver. Both reservations with AA. Thanks
Yes, that should be enough time.
I am flying on AA from LAX - SJO via MIA. is the transit time 1.5hrs sufficient? Do we need to change terminal flying out to SJO? How far are the gates for AA?
All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the way to Costa Rica. You should have plenty of time.
Hi, I am EU-Citizen travelling from KIN to BAQ with 19-hour-layover in MIA. Will I need to go through Immigration in MIA? If yes, will I need to apply for ESTA beforehand, even though I do not intend to stay in the US? Am I to leave the airport at all? Thanks for your help.
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration and Customs in Miami. Yes, you will need to apply for ESTA beforehand if your citizenship is a Visa Waiver country. You can leave the airport if you want. Once you clear US Customs you will be in the US and free to go where you want.
I am flying in from St. Lucia arriving in Miami at 736pm. My connecting flight to Pensacola departs at 935. Do we have enough time in between to make it through customs and immigration? I am a little concerned.
Yes, that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
We are flying AA and will arrive MIA at 5.10 am and leave at 7:00 am. We only have carry on baggage. Is it enough time for us to catch the next flight at 7:00am?
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Considering we are not us citizens, will it be possible for us to go through US Immigration, customs, and security? ThX :))))
Yes, that is a very early arrival, it shouldn't be crowded then.