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Will 1 hour 10 minutes be enough to get the connecting from Domestic flight (AA) to International flight (Qatar) on 28-May. First time to Miami, so need help.
Yes, that should be enough time. if both tickets are on the same reservation you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Coming in to MIA from Paris. 2+ hours layover before flight to MCO. Is this enough time? We are only bringing carry-ons.
With carry-ons only you should have enough time if both tickets are on the same reservation.
They are! We will have to go through the visitors line though.
I am traveling from Guatemala to Washington DC. I will arrive in Miami at 7PM, my connection to Washington is at 9:20. Is 2:20 hrs enough to catch my connection
Yes, that should be just enough time assuming everything goes smoothly.
Hi, I'm getting into miami intern at 8.45pm and connecting flight to JFK at 9.50pm, both on american airlines - carry on luggage only, will this be enough? thanks
Where are you flying into Miami from?
I have a 5 hour layover coming in from the Caribbean and going to Connecticut. I was hoping to leave the airport for lunch. Would I have enough time?
I really don't think so, especially considering that MIA isn't exactly in the greatest neighborhood and traffic in Miami is pretty bad.
In June i will have a layover of 24 hours. Is it anyway possible to leave the Airport inbetween to visit the city?
Thanks for your answers
Yes, you can. If you are arriving off an international flight you will already be outside security when you clear customs.
Hi, I have a Flight with TAP from Portugal arriving in Miami at 15:10 and then a different flight with Santa Barbara Airlines from Miami to Caracas at 16:30. Will this be too short? As we are exiting the US should be easier I belive but will hate to miss the flight to Caracas. Any comments?
This is completely impossible and the fact that you are exiting the US doesn't make anything easier. Absolutely do not book this.
Family of 4 Flying ORD to CUN. Arriving 7:15pm into MIA, departing next morning 7:10am for CUN. Any reasonably priced hotels with free shuttle service - maybe close to dinner options. I'm thinking Luggage is checked through to CUN so will carry-on overnight stuff. Thanks for ideas!
Your baggage likely won't be able to be checked through to Cancun due to the overnight connection.
Coming from Punta Cana. Is a 2 and 1/2 hour layover enough time to go thru customs and security? Will have carry on luggage
Yes, with carry-on only that should be plenty of time.
I am planning to fly in to MIA from Curacao, and flying out to Los Angeles. Both flights are American. I only have 2:15 hours for the transit. Do you think it is enough? Is is safe to have 3 hours? I have a checked luggage. Thanks!
That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. if you can choose 3 hours instead, I would do that.
Hi Zap, Thank you for your advice! (I see in your comment on 12/29, you have responded 2 hours was enough for Ecuador-MIA-Orlando transit. Is this because 12/25 is not busy day? So do you think 2 hours transit time is too risky for the regular weekday...?)
Yeah, it was also because there are more options if he were to miss MIA-Orlando (UIO-MIA arrives early in the day and worst case you can drive or take a bus to Orlando) also, 2.5 hrs vs. 2 hrs 15 minutes is a meaningful difference.