Miami (MIA) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Hi,
This December I will be travelling from San Juan, PR to Heathrow, London via Miami with an in transit wait of about 2 hours. Will i need to go through Border control again as i would have already cleared Border Control at Puerto Rico?
Thanks
You will not go through Border Control in Puerto Rico when you leave. You also won't in Miami. Puerto Rico is part of the US and there is no US Customs or Border Patrol when leaving the US. All you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.
Thanks for the quick response
Hi. I am traveling from Cleveland to Belize with a connecting flight through Miami on American Airlines. I arrive at 945a in Miami with a departure to Belize at 1030a. Is this enough time to get to my connecting flight?
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
We are returning from a Caribbean Cruise and flying (AA) to DFW from San Juan with a plane change in Miami. Will our bags be checked straight thru or do we have to re-check them in Miami?
You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate since both flights are domestic.
We will be traveling on American (single booking) on the above route, arriving MIA 16.50 and departing 19.10. We have ESTAs under Visa Waiver.
Is this enough time and will I need to reclaim bags and recheck in or can I check them right through from CUN ?
Yes, that should be enough time. No you won't have to claim your bags in Miami, just go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.
Hey guys,
I've seen mixed information and experience on this.

I have a connection in MIA on a trip from Barcelona to Lima (Peru). They are on the same booking with American. I have 2 hours 5 minutes. Will i need to hurry?
Do i need to get my baggage for sure? And re-check it? I've seen some comments saying they were checked through to final destination (not US).

THanks a lot.
Your bags will be checked through to Lima if both flights are on American and you won't have to claim them in Miami. You should have just enough time.
Hi - I have 1 hour and 35 mins on a flight in from Barranquilla and a connection onwards to Indianapolis. Is the time enough time to clear passport control and customs. My flight arrives gate D1 and the connection leaves D60
That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I'm thinking about booking a flight from Orlando to London which has a 1hr20 layover in MIA on the way - is this enough time to make it through? I wouldn't have thought an airline would offer it if it wasn't doable but I have no experience with MIA so I have no idea what to expect.
Yes, that is enough time if both flights are on the same reservation. If both flights are on American all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hello everyone. Im going from Colombia to Sydney. The 1st part of my itinerary is Bogota - Miami arriving at 11:35, then Miami - LA departing at 14:10. Do I have enough time to go through costumes with checked luggage? Travelling with AA, both flights. Thanks.
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 gate. You should have enough time.
Thank you.
We are flying from Rome to Miami on TAP (Portugal) Airlines arriving in Miami at 2:30. We have booked AA separately leaving Miami at 5:25. Will we have enough time to make this connection? We will have checked in luggage to retrieve and check in via AA.
That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Flying in from San Juan PR to MIA connecting to PHX all on AA. What would be a minimum amount of time to clear customs and do you have to go outside security and clear TSA security again once through customs?
There is no US Customs when flying from Puerto Rico to the mainland US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
We will have been on a cruise to other foreign ports. No customs even in that case? Or customs when disembarking from the ship?