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I'm flying AA in August, landing in Miami at 1200 and leaving Miami at 1800. Would I need to claim and recheck luggage? Also, would I have time to catch a cab to Bayside for a 45 min speed boat ride?
Thanks
You will not have to claim and re-check your bags. You probably would have enough time to do that. Note however that it will be BRUTALLY hot and humid in Miami in August.
Hi, we're flying from London to New York to Miami to Cap Haitien, Haiti with a very limited stopover time in Miami which AA have told us "is within there allowed time limit", From what I understand we'll have to clear our bags in new york and re-check in, when we get to Miami, will we be able to transit straight to our flight or will we have to go through US customs again? thanks
Yes, in Miami all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US customs when leaving the US.
We are flying from San Jose to Miami with a 6 hour layover and then to Toronto, all on American Airlines. Will we have to go through customs? Will our bags be routed right through? And are we allowed to leave the airport between flights?
Yes, in Miami you will go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security but won't have to claim and re-check your bags unless the connection is overnight. Yes, you are allowed to leave the airport.
So I have a connecting flight next week and I'm not sure what gates they are however ill be in Miami for at least 2 hours. I'll be arriving with American airlines and leaving with American do I have to go through customs and get my bags as well ?
Where are you flying from and to? I can't answer your question without that information.
I'm travelling BA from San Juan Intl to London Heathrow via Miami on May 18 2017. Will I have to collect luggage at Miami and is 3 hours long enough?
Your first flight will be on American. flights between Puerto Rico and the mainland US are considered domestic flights. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do in Miami is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I'm going to take the following flights in November 2017: UIO-MIA (connection time 2.5 hr) - DFW ( connection time 1hr 19min)- HKG. Please kindly advice if connection time would be enough and if claiming of checked luggage required.
Also for internal flight MIA to DFW, would the hand carry restrictions different from the international flight?
Thank you
You will have to 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. American has the same carry-on limits for domestic and international flights. You should have enough time.
I'm in a similar situation. When I get through customs does it takes a lots of minutes to get to AA desk to re-check?
I have 3 hours between my connection flights. I bought both tickets at AA separately because was cheaper.
But there is Web info mentioning about ITI luggage arrangement in MIA and DFW that checked luggage now can be delivered directly between international destinations and no need to claim and recheck?
Yes, if both flights are on AA you can do that. It's still a very difficult connection and you still have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. Sorry I missed that before.
Actually no, because your next flight is to DFW and not an International flight, you WILL have to claim your bags in Miami.
So I think it will be a rush . Hope there will be AA staff helping us.
Hi..my BCN flight lands at 3:20PM (scheduled) on AA and I am wanting to get a 6:30 PM flight on United that same day. Is that enough time to clear customs or should I go for the flight on the next day.
That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Hello, I am flying from Santo Domingo Dominican Republic to Miami that arrives at 9:40 am, I have a connecting flight to the Bahamas at 12:40 pm. I am not checking any bags and I am a US citizen. Will I have enough time to make that transfer?
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hi. First time travelling through the US. Cancun-miami then we have 1 hour 35 minute between to the next flight miami-madrid. So international to international and bags will be checked all the way through since it's one full trip back and forth.

I've seen that some dont think 1.35 is enough between flights. But the companys wouldn't sell tickets if they are impossible to make.

AA said it is "enough time" so.

What's everyones experience when going through Miami? The date will be 30th dec 2017.
Also,

What's the procedure? Arriving at miami from cancun, disembark -> passport immigrant check customs and then on to the next flight?

Thanks!
1 hr 35 minutes is pretty risky. You will go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security in Miami. Chances are the schedule will change before December anyway, so your 1 hr 35 minute connection time isn't finalized.
Ok thanks. Yeah let's hope they do a minor change so we get some more time. I've talked to both AA and AY(iberia flight but on finnair codeshare) and they all say it's enough time (based on the standard mct ofcourse) but they say if the AA inboundflight is delayed we can get rebooked. I mean if they sell me a ticket with a specified time and it's ok on the paper one would assume they'll fix it if it's not our fault we dont make it.

ZAP, do you work at MIA? How is the airport nowadays?
I do not work there.
Amer. Airlines - From Dominican Republic to Miami - change planes to Tampa, Fl. do I clear customs in Miami or Tamp?
You will go through US Immigration, customs, and security in Miami.