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AA Miami Connection Time #309346
11/24/2023 01:01 PM
11/24/2023 01:01 PM
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Atlantic Highlands, NJ
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Looking to book our July BVI Charter and I see the AA Flights from the New York Area through Miami have a 45 minute connection time. Is that even doable? What happens if we miss the connection due to a delay in the NYC-MIA leg? Are there other options or would we be stuck there until the next day?


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Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #309347
11/24/2023 01:13 PM
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A few weeks ago, we flew TPA-MIA and MIA-STT with a 45 minute connection. We paid extra to have seats close to the front of the Tampa flight so that we could deplane quicker. Originally, both our arrival and departure were in Terminal D, so no problem. At the last minute, our departure was changed to Terminal F. It was a brisk walk and we barely made it.

Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #309381
11/25/2023 02:36 PM
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I would not be happy with a 45 min connection time in Miami.If the gates are close and your flight is on time its doable..but any hiccup and your flight is gone.I like 90 mins to 2 hours for a Mia connection..panic is not a good way to start a vacation.

Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #309418
11/26/2023 04:30 PM
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Also.....the sky tram is not working.......No dates as to when it will be running. We do the MCO-MIA-AXA route often and we overnight in Miami. Heading to Virgin Gorda next week (via EIS) and will overnight in Miami to avoid the tight connection. We highly recommend going to MIA the night prior.

Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #309425
11/26/2023 08:55 PM
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If you are in the NYC area why not just take a nonstop from JFK? Why mess with connections and possible delays or overnights?
We fly Delta nonstop right into STT. You get in a little after noon with plenty of time for ferries. It's such an easy route.

Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #309426
11/26/2023 09:08 PM
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I'm guessing he wants to fly into Beef Island.

Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #309595
11/30/2023 12:52 PM
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We just did the EIS-MIA flight and it was amazing. Our taxi driver told us it is the most reliable flight the airport has. As others have noted the Sky Tram is down so you will definitely get your exercise going from gate to gate.

I will also say that the ferry ride to and from St. Thomas has also improved a lot. Our last few ferry rides have been comfortable and on time. This last one (from STT to Road Town) I was actually cold because Road Town Fast ferry has the air conditioning turned up so high in the enclosed cabin but the ride was smooth even in some semi-heavy seas.


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Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #309703
12/01/2023 09:55 PM
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We just were on it too... Currently on the MIA SEA leg.

Flight was great! The engine spin up and dragstrip launch really cracked me up!


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Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #310200
12/11/2023 03:25 PM
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NOTE:

Just came in through MIA last night - the tram for the D concourse is still down and the advertised trolley service (the carts) is nowhere to be found when you need one.

Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: ecm56] #310208
12/11/2023 04:24 PM
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ecm--that's too bad. Miami is difficult to deal with, even when the tram is working.


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Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #310210
12/11/2023 04:42 PM
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We pre-booked a trolley between the gates because of a relatively short connection time. Instead they sent wheelchairs, both in Miami and Tortola! We politely declined those. There are dozens of trolleys in the Miami airport, all sitting idle in the concourse.

Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #310228
12/12/2023 09:28 AM
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Our return this year was through Miami. From D concourse to E concourse with only a 40 minute layover. And yep, no tram. The porter put my wife in a chair along with our carry on bags and we literally jogged to the gate. We got there just as boarding started. I would not recommend this at all.


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Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #310254
12/12/2023 04:05 PM
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Outbound our flight from DCA departed 45 minutes late. We had about an hour layover in MIA. They made up some of the time in the air but we ended up running/walking from D-1 to D-60. We were both exhausted!

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12/16/2023 04:25 PM
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Just returned from EIS to MIA to TPA. EIS ground team kept saying the flight would be fine and an AA rep would greet us when we deplaned in MIA. (The incoming flight was delayed due to a mechanical issue.) Well-I told them noone would help. They called a manager and they told me "not to worry." I said that I do this connection via AXA often. Well-the flight was about two hours delayed and no assistance in MIA. Went through immigration and asked where the service desk was located. We were sent outside the secure area. Thankfully I had checked all my options prior to landing (MCO, TPA, GNV). The agent said no flights Wednesday night! We could go Thursday at 5pm to TPA. I asked for GNV (closer to my home.) They did assist! So-just wanted to give the heads up to be prepared when going through any connection especially during the holiday season.

Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #310606
12/20/2023 06:44 PM
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i just booked tampa to stt at the end of April . There were two flights that I would have rather had but only had the 45 min layover . . . they also had a flight with a 2.5 hour layover I chose that and now I am glad I did after reading this. Ridiculous to even offer this flight one thing goes wrong and it's over. For gosh sake it takes about 30 minutes just to get off a plan nowadays.


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Re: AA Miami Connection Time [Re: MarkS] #310610
12/20/2023 08:00 PM
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Our flight TPA to STT had a 45 minute layover and our MIA arrival and STT departure were both supposed to be in Terminal D which would be doable. At the last minute, our departure changed to Terminal F which was a very brisk walk and we barely made it.


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