Miami (MIA) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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My boyfriend works on a cruise ship and has a brief layover in Miami so I’m flying in to surprise him on Sat. He will be departing from Terminal J to Panama that night, I will be flying out on American a few hours later. Will I be able to hang out with him in Terminal J; will they let me through security if my flight leaves from a different terminal? If not, any suggestions? We don’t get to see each often, so would like to make it last as long as possible!
BTW, he is flying out on Copa Airlines.
They are not obligated to let you though security in Terminal J. However, depending on what airlines he is connecting between, he may have to leave security anyway to access his departure gate.
He's coming in on a ship; I'll be picking him up at port and bringing him to the airport. Hoping to spend a little time with him there since he'll have to check in earlier for an international flight. If they're not "obligated" to let me through, does that mean there might be some wiggle room if I plead my case?
Yes, there is no explicit rule saying they can't let through someone with a valid boarding pass for another terminal through.
Thanks, I'm gonna give it my best shot!
We will be inbound from Hartsfield/ATL on a Tuesday am-then 2 hr wait for outbound to St Kitts on AA. Question 1} Will there be a security check at MIA? 2} And-are there good options for dining in AA's arrival concourse?
Thanks!
All you have to do in Miami on the way to St. Kitts is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Yes, there are numerous dining options.
Awesome-much thanks.
Hello,
I am looking to book a flight from DC to Miami on American Airlines with only 47 minute layover until 2nd flight to Quito, which flight is also on American Airlines. Is this enough time? No kids and no checked baggage and both flights booked on same itinerary.
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do on the way to Quito is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am flying from Tampa to Miami to catch an Avianca flight to Catagena Colombia at 1440 on Sunday 15th April
I don't yet know which airline I will catch from Tampa could you please advise how long I need in the airport to be comfortable many thanks BC
On two separate reservations I'd want to arrive in Miami before noon.
Many thanks
I will have to check out bag and check in again
I assume no security as internal flight from Tampa is that correct
?
BC
You will have to go through security again in the South Terminal as the baggage claim and check in counters are inside security.
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.
We are traveling from Atl to miami-then to caribbean. Both flights on AA. AA told me they will handle our checked bag being moved to the 2nd flight. Did you ask AA about this?
MWAY, since both flights are on AA then they will be transferred for you. Dan was flying two separate airlines on two separate reservations.
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.