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We are flying from Barcelona to Dallas with a small layover in Miami. The layover is two hours and we are concerned about the time it would take to go through customs if we do it in Miami instead of Dallas? Does anyone know if we will do customs in Miami or Dallas? Both flights are operated by British Airways.
Yes, you go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate all in Miami. Both of your flights are operated by American Airlines. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Is a 2 hour connection time enough - arriving from St Thomas and connecting to a Montreal bound flight?
Yes, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Flights from USVI to the mainland are treated as domestic flights and there is no US Customs when leaving the US.
Hi,
My boyfriend and I are trying to decide on an AA return flight from MCO (to POS) on Dec 30th. There is an option with a 59min layover in MIA and we're wondering if that is enough time given that we are moving from a domestic flight (MCO to MIA) to an international flight (MIA to POS). Do we have to recheck bags?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
Is it possible to walk airside between H and J?
Yes, it is possible.
Is it possible to walk airside from gate d to f?
No, it is not.
Hi, we will be flying from Phoenix to Aruba with a 90 min layover in Miami. Would we have to re-check our baggage and is there enough time to do so?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi there - I'm flying from Toronto to Curacao with a 3.5 hour layover in Miami. When I land in Miami, will I need to pick up my checked bags and then re-check them back in? Also, would 3.5 hours be enough time to do this?? Thanks!
If both flights are on American that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto so all you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
That's great thank you! I am flying AA for both flights and was told that I would need to collect my bags and re-check them back in! What a relief! Although would it be the same for the return journey?
On the return, in Miami you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but won't have to claim and re-check your bags since you're making an International to International connection.
Hello, I take my flight in Terminal J but I'd like going to Centurion Lounge in Terminal D.
How do I get from the terminal D to Terminal J ?
There is no way between D and J inside security.
Thank you. And may I pass security in Terminal D Even if I do not have a flight in terminal D ?
That's up to whoever is guarding the lane, they might, they might not let you in.
Hi. I'm booked on AA from Panama City to Montreal with transit time at MIA of only one hour 35 minutes. Is this enough?
In theory it's possible but it's fairly risky.
HI!

My fiance and I are traveling from Nashville to Miami to Antigua. We are going to be on Delta for both flights and are not checking any bags. Will an 1 hour and 5 minutes be enough time for us ? I'm not sure what is required going OUT of the country. I know coming back in we will need more time...

Thanks!
Please double check your reservation - Delta doesn't fly from Nashville to Miami or Miami to Antigua. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
Thanks!

It's American Airlines. I looked up so many flights yesterday I just accidentally said referenced the wrong airline- thank you!
Then yes, you have enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the way to Antigua.