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I am flying on american to Miami and then will be switching to Tap Portugal to Lisbon. When switching terminals will I have to Go through security again at MIA? 2 Separate reservations. Round trip from CLT-MIA & then Round trip from MIA-LIS on Tap Portugal. Don't Know If I have checked bags or not. Will have 7 people total traveling. How long would you recommend for a layover?
Yes, you will have to claim your bags from American, walk to the South Terminal, re-check them with TAP, and go through security. I recommend at least 2.5 hours.
hi, we have arrival from ZRH to MIA at 14.35 (swiss air). And we have next fligth at 17.10 MIA-to San Salvador (SAL) with Avianca. Two different airlines, two different tickets both separately.

I guess we need to go to pickup our luggage and do the check-in and all procedures again, rigth?
Is the connection time 2,5 hours enough to make it? thanx a lot
Yes you will also have to go through US Immigration and Customs. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
hi, we have arrival from ZRH to MIA at 14.35 (swiss air). And we have next fligth at 17.10 MIA-to San Salvador (SAL) with Avianca. Two different airlines, two different tickets both separately.

I guess we need to go to pickup our luggage and do the check-in and all procedures again, rigth?
Is the connection time 2,5 hours enough to make it? thanx a lot
Hi,

I'm planning a trip that involves flying AA from New Orleans to Miami and then BA from MIA to LHR.
It would leave me about 55 minutes to connect at MIA. Any idea if the gates would be close together and if this is enough time?
I'm prepared to go 'cabin baggage only' if it makes the difference.
Thanks
Baggage won't make a difference on the way to London. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. They probably won't be near each other but they will be connected inside security. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
HI, I have a connection in MIA with a lay over of 1hour and 10 minutes. My flight is coming from CTL and it goes to Bogota, Colombia. Is 1hour and 10 minutes enough to do the connection? Thanks!
I'm guessing you mean CLT (Charlotte) rather than CTL (Charleville, Australia). If that's the case then all you have to do on your way to Bogota is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Hello, we are flying from Barbados via Miami to NY. Both flights are on AA. I understand being that its our first point of entry into the US, we need to go through customs and immigration....is this enough time?
its 1 hour sorry.
No, 1 hour is not enough time. You need at least 2 hours.
I will be traveling from San Antonio to Honduras with a connecting flight at MIA, I will arrive at Gate D11 and will depart from gate D12 with 45 mins in between arrival and departure. Are both of these gates on the same level and how far apart are the gates?
They are literally right next to each other, steps away.
Hi I'm traveling from DFW to MIA to Quito, America airline. Is 1h 15 min enough to do custom and such between MIA to Quito??
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Miami on your way to Quito is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Hi, I'm flying from Freeport, Bahamas to London Heathrow via Miami. Both flights are with American Airlines. Connection is 1hr 18m and I have checked baggage. Is this enough time? Also do I need to exit the terminal and go through customs? Do I need to collect and re-check the baggage?
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Freeport. All you have to do in Miami on the way to London is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Thanks that's good news. Does it make any difference being a British Citizen? I guess I still need an ESTA visa waiver?
Yes, you still have to complete ESTA. British Citizenship doesn't make much of a difference because again, everything is taken care of in Freeport.
Hi guys! I will be traveling from Colombia to Guatemala via Miami Airport (MIA). I need someone to describe step by step what do I have to do while at MIA? Do I have to take any trains? Or I just have to go through US immigration? Do I have to pick up my bags and check it in with the airline? Please someone reply to this. Thank you very much for your time :)
If both flights are on American you just have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security and to your departure gate.