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We will be leaving barbados at 2:50 pm and arriving in miami at 8pm.. with a layover and our flight out the next morning is at 7:46am... my question is, when we get to Miami will we go through customs and get our baggage cleared that night so in the morning we won't have to go through customs and can just directly check our baggage?.. all with American airline. Thank you.
Yes, you will go through US Immigration and Customs in the evening when you arrive.
Awesome! Thank you! .. so in the morning we will just check the luggage as normal domestic flight?
And on the way down to barbados is the samething... will we not go through customs in miami but only when we get to barbados?
Is your first flight domestic or international?
Springfield missouri to Dallas to Miami (layover night in miami ) and then to barbados the next morning. ... then our return flight is in that same reverse order.
Leaving DC to Dominican Republic via Miami. Will I need to claim and recheck my bag?
No, there is no US Customs when leaving the US, so if both flights are on American all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Miami on the way to DR.
Hi, I have a flight to Miami through COPA which arrives at 1154 am, and have a next flight to STL with AA at 330pm. Could you walk me through the process of recheckin bags? Do I have to go out to the counter of AA? And will I have enough time? Thank you very much.
You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then you need to go to the North Terminal and re-check your bags with American at the AA check-in desk and go through security. You have enough time.
Hi I'm flying AA all on the same ticket. Coming from Mexico as a non US citizen. Landing at 11.40 on a Sat in September, then 13.35 is flight time to Orlando. I'm sceptical that I'm going to make this as I see the immigration time can take up to 1 hour. After I get my bag and recheck it in how long does security take to get back in, in order to find my gate? How long before the flight does the gate close for entry onto the airplane? If I do miss my flight, how do I get onto the next one, will I have to get back out to find the AA desk and then go through security again once I get my next flight boarding pass?
You might barely have enough time. If you miss your connection, see customer service to be rebooked on the next available flight to Orlando. There will be a customer service desk inside security.
Im landing in Miami From Tel Aviv on 08:05 and my next flight out is with AA on 10:41 to Costa Rica.
I will need to go through Customs and Immigration, claim my baggage and recheck it again for AA flight to Costa Rica.
Will 2 hours and 40 minutes be enough time?

That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. I'm inclined to say it's not enough time.
I will be flying from Kingston Jamaica to Las Vegas AA1545 and AA2059 with a 2hour connection time in MIA. Is this enough time to catch the MIA to KIN segment of the trip? Will I have to recheck luggage?

I will be returning from Las Vegas to Kingston Jamaica and will have a 1hr 52 minute connection in Miami. AA 2411 LGA to MIA and AA1082 MIA to KIN. Will the connection time be enough and will I be able to check my bags all the way through from LGA?
In Miami on the way to Las Vegas you will 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 gate. On the way back to Kingston, all you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both connection times should be sufficient.
when we fly from Curacao to Las Vegas, we have a stop over in MIA. We arrive at 7;40 pm and leave again at 9;15 pm. Is this possible regarding luggage and customs?
That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
First time flying from St Lucia to Miami arriving 7:36 pm and then from Miami to Las Vegas at 9:25pm AA all the way, can you tell me if i have enough time to make my second flight and what terminal AA flights land when coming from St Lucia and where do i go to catch my domestic flight to Las Vegas
That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Both flights will likely be in Terminal D.
Return Flight in August from Cancun to Newcastle via Miami and Heathrow. Booked flights via BA who advise they will be linked. Flight AA 1285 into Miami gives us 2 hours 40 minutes layover before flight BA1529 to Heathrow. Will this give us plenty of time especially if we have to recheck baggage?
Inbound flight gives us 3 hours layover in Miami. BA tell me I won't need to recheck baggage but I'm sceptical.
Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, you will have to claim and re-check bags.
We are looking at booking a return flight on American from Managua, Nicaragua, through Miami. Our layover is 1 hour and 40 minutes. Arrival time is 5:40 pm on a Saturday. Is this enough time to go through customs (2 checked bags) and make the American connecting flight to Denver?
That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly.