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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.
Hello. I need someone to clarify something for me. So, if I want to travel from Mexico to the Dominican Republic, there is a flight available with a layover in Miami Intl Airport (MIA). My question is, do I need to pick up my luggage in Miami airport and check it in again? Or my luggage will arrive directly to the Dominican Republic as final destination? I have heard from so many people that they have had to pick up luggage in baggage claim at MIA during the layover, which doesn't make sense. Please someone clarify my question. Thank you.
If both flights are on American you won't have to pick up your baggage, just go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security.
Hi, anyone have any idea if 1.45hrs is enough transit time. We’d be arriving from Bermuda (having cleared us immigration in Bermuda) and then flying to Grand Cayman. The dogs would be checked on the first leg but hand luggage for the second. I have no idea how the process of retrieving the dogs would work. Will call AA tomorrow.
Thanks
It's somewhat risky. You'll have to claim the dogs outside security and then go back through security. Is there a reason you can't have them in the cabin on the flight from Bermuda?
Thanks ZAP,
We've never flown the dogs in the cabin and were worried about them yapping but heck people have crying babies all the time so we've decided cabin all the way for them!
We are flying American from Managua to LaGuardia switching planes in Miami. We have 1 hour and 40 Minutes between flights . We will have checked luggage . Is that enough time ? Do we have to go to baggage claim get luggage and then go through immigration ? We have US passports and global entry . Thanks
That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Yes, you will have to claim your bags to bring them through US Customs, then immediately re-check them. Having Global Entry will help.
On a Sunday, we are traveling from Punta Cana (PUJ) to LAX via MIA. I've been reading a ton of horror stories going thru immigration/customs in MIA. My fiance has a Norwegian passport and is a green card holder. I'm a US citizen. How much time should we allow? We have a 4 hour layover. Will this be enough time?
That should be plenty of time.
Hello
We will land at 17.40 from London on a Friday with British Airways/ Am Airlines and will continue at 19.55 to Puerto Rico with British Airways/American airlines. I am a bit worried that the time between will not be enough given time through immigration, luggage etc?
You should have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Both AA flights; arrive in N- D3, depart less than an hour later from CE-E22. (In from philly, out to Costa Rica). AA booked it, but I'm a bit concerned.
It is possible if the flight from Philadelphia is on-time but doesn't leave much time to spare. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
How far between the two gates time wise?
You won't know your exact gates until the day of your flight.
Hi,
I'm flying AA from Milan MPX to Miami .my plane lands at 3.30 pm and my connecting flight to Aruba is at 5.40 pm.(always AA,both flights on the same reservation). ,how long does it take from one gate to another?Should I take the Sky train?First I have to clear the passport control,but after that,I'm confused how to move around the airport.
If the first flight is late ,can I ask assistance to somebody or it's better to run to my gate?
If I lose my connecting flight ,does AA pay for a hotel,if I have to leave the following day?
Please,any advice is welcome :)
You have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. You don't have to take any train. You should have enough time.
Do I have enough time to get from D42 to D7? My plane lands at 6:44 PM and my connecting flight is at 7:30.
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.