Miami (MIA) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Hi, we arrive on a domestic flight with AA into Terminal D at 2.27pm and have a flight to Germany with Lufthansa departing at 4.55pm from Terminal J. We will have checked luggage to collect and recheck. Do you think we will have time to make it across?
That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I am arriving to Miami at 4:45 pm on United and leaving to Colombia on American Airlines at 5:50 p.m. I purchased the tickets at the same time and I don’t have to claim my luggage in Miami. My question is if 55 minutes is enough time to make it from my first flight to the next one? I’m not familiar with that airport and I have two kids. I don’t know the gate numbers yet. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks.
That will be difficult as you will have to go from the Central Terminal to the North Terminal and through security.
I’m sorry I didn’t explain more details. I’m arriving from Nashville to Miami and then 55 minutes later I’ll leave Miami to Colombia. The first flight is American Eagle, the second American Airlines. Thanks.
OK, that's very different. United and American Eagle are quite different. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the way to Colombia.
Thanks a lot!
Hey, I was wondering if a 1h45min connection time will be enough time for a connecting flight from Spain to Miami and then to Orlando. I don't know if it is enough time because of immigration controls in Miami.
That is barely enough time if everything goes smoothly and both flights are on the same reservation.
Thank you for the fast response, both flights are on the same reservation and with the same company, I hope I can make it on time
Hi i have an 1.40 minutes layover coming from south america connecting to NY with AA both flights. Do i have to pick up bags and go through immigration here ? Also have a toddler with me both citizens thank you!
Yes, in Miami you have to 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.
I'm connecting between a Delta flight and an American flight - do I need to exit and go through security? will one hour be enough? thanks
Yes, you have to exit security. 1 hour will be VERY difficult without checked bags. Impossible with checked bags.
My AA (operated by LATAM) flight lands at 4.55 am , and i have to catch an AA flight from Concourse D , gate 55 , at 6.50am. Do i have enough time? thx!
That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hi, we’re in transit through MIA in July on AA/BA flights, apparently both on concourse D. Inbound from Orlando at 18.43, outbound to London at 19.40. We have a small child in our party, cases should go straight through. My questions are
1. Is there additional security to negotiate?
2. Is this enough time to get between gates (if they are even regular slots)?
Many thanks in advance for responding. G
1. No there is no additional security.
2. Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your eparture gate.
Thanks for speedy response. G
Hi,

Me and my parents are traveling to MIA from London Heathrow on two different flight. I am flying in with American Airlines (arriving in North terminal) and they are flying in with Virgin Atlantic (arriving in Central terminal). Their english isn't the best and they need my help in order to through immigration. Is there any way we can meet up before going through immigration together or are the terminals separated from each other with their own immigration?

Thanks in advance for your help!

-N
No, the Immigration halls of those two terminals are not connected.
Is there an easy, minimum walking, way to get from D to H? I come in on D, pick up luggage and meet travel buddy in baggage claim in H.
You can walk around the lower level. It's not exactly a short walk.
We are flying from Quito to Miami and then change plane to Philadelphia. Is 2 hours 46 minutes enough for connection in Miami? Many thanks
Sorry to mention both flight are on the same ticket booked from AA.
Yes, that should be enough time.
Thanks a lot Zap!