Connecting time - Miami airport

Old Apr 25th, 2004, 06:04 AM
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Connecting time - Miami airport

Is three hours enough when connecting from international flight on AA to domestic flight on DL?
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Old Apr 25th, 2004, 06:24 AM
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Hi,
I've made this type of connection many times; 3 hours should be plenty of time. You have to go through customs and immigration; make sure to get in the "U.S. citizen" lines, which go faster. (One very early morning I sleepily got into the wrong line.) You will have to collect your luggage (even if you are connecting to the same airline) and take it to a DL counter. This process should take no more than an hour (although it's taken longer than that for me on occasion.)
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Old Apr 25th, 2004, 10:49 AM
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Marigold - do we have to go thru security again after we clear customs?
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Old Apr 25th, 2004, 11:13 AM
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Yes, you do have to clear security again if you are going international to domestic.

As Delta is in the quieter part of the airport, security lines should not be any problem.

3 hours is loads of time, don't worry
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Old Apr 25th, 2004, 05:31 PM
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Thanks for your replies. Appreciate it.
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I've only come back from the islands through Miami twice -- but both times I missed my connection and was stranded in the Miami airport overnight. You'd think 3 hrs. would be enough, but if your first flight is delayed at all -- or there are a bunch of flights arriving at the same time and tons of people trying to get their luggage and get through customs -- it can be a problem. If it's possible to have a longer gap between flights I'd defintely opt for that.

I'm going to T&C in a few weeks and made sure I avoided the Miami airport this time. I could be wrong, but Charlotte, NC seems like it should be way less chaotic!
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