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AA Guide: MIA / Miami International Airport, MCT / Connection, etc.

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Check-in times as of March 2016 Link

In most locations, you must be checked in:
At least 45 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights within the United States[
At least 60 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights to or from airports outside of the United States

If youre beginning travel from any of the airports below, the check-in time is longer:

Departing from: Check-in must be completed by:
(minutes before scheduled departure time)
  • Caracas, Venezuela (CCS) 90 minutes
  • Dublin, Ireland (DUB) 75 minutes
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) 75 minutes
  • Maracaibo, Venezuela (MAR) 90 minutes
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT) 90 minutes
Link to Miami International Airport website
Link to aa.com Miami International Airport page and airport app.
Link to thread with archived older posts.

Peculiarities: MIA can be affected by summer tropical storms and hurricanes. Knock-on effects during lengthy IROPS can manifest themselves systemwide. At peak times (e.g. early morning arrivals), arrivals processing and terminal facilities can get very crowded.

Special notice

We operate out of Concourses D and E. Check your flight status for gate information.

Ticket counters
American Airlines
Concourse D
Daily: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Airport Map
Official Minimum Connection Times for MIA (assuming same terminal):
  • 0:40 Domestic to Domestic
  • 0:45 Domestic to International
  • 1:35 International to Domestic
  • 1:35 International to International
NOTE: Though 1:35 is the given MCT International to Domestic (and 1:35 international to international), one should not consider that useful for everyone connecting international to domestic unless one has Global Entry or luck.

International arrivals at MIA requires most passengers to fill out a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Declaration Form 6059B - one per family - process U.S. Immigration, retrieve baggage at arrivals carousels, process through U.S. customs, re-check baggage, proceed to either the TSA connections security processing queue or landside and process TSA security (with onward boarding pass) to return airside. (Read on for exceptions.)

This does not apply if you are connecting international to international and have red "ITI" tags on your checked baggage. You will have to produce the Form 6059B and still pass through USCBP, albeit without baggage.

Other than for U.S. passport holders and passengers with USDHS ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization under the Visa Waiver Program), who may use kiosks that expedite the arrivals process, Immigration, Customs and TSA Security queues can at times be tortuous and one would do better scheduling a connection time closer to 2:30 (or even 3:00) for a comfortable international to domestic or to international connection for non-ESTA / non-U.S. passport holders.

If one is enrolled in Global Entry and can use the dedicated kiosks and expedited queues, the process is speediest as there are clearly marked queues after the self-clearing kiosks and one is not required to possess a Form 6059B.
For general information, see:

AA FAQ: Will I make my connection?
MIA Airport Website
MIA North Terminal (Concourse D) Updates
Concourse D Skytrain (inside security) - transfers between all gates in Concourse D and between inbound international flights and Customs & Immigrations Halls in Concourse E. Concourses D and E are connected inside security via a walkway.
Connections between terminals at MIA (using the Skyride Connector moving walkways)
AA.com: Admirals Club Locations and Hours
FT: American Airlines Lounge Dashboard for Lounge information

Concourses and Gates
The terminal at MIA is a single U-shaped building divided into 6 concourses. AA operates flights out of Concourses D & E.Concourse D: Gates D1-D60
  • American Airlines ticket counters are located at Concourse D, Doors 1-7 and Concourse E, Door 10
  • American Airlines mainline flights depart from Gates D1-D51
  • American Eagle flights depart from Gates D53, D55 & D60
Concourse E: Gates E2-E11 & E20-E33
Gates E20-E33 are located at the International Satellite Terminal, accessible via people mover on Level 4 just past the Concourse E security checkpoint. If the people mover is out of service, signs will direct passengers to the shuttle bus departing from the E1 Bus Station on Level 1
  • American Airlines ticket counters are located at Concourse D, Doors 1-7 and Concourse E, Door 10
  • American Airlines mainline flights depart from Gates E2-E11 & E20-E33
  • British Airways ticket counter is located at Concourse F, Door 14; flights using Airbus A380 equipment depart from Gate E6 and all other flights depart from Gate E8
  • Finnair ticket counter is located at Concourse E, Door 10; flights depart from Gate E30
  • Iberia ticket counter is located at Concourse E, between Doors 13 & 14; flights depart from Gate E23Qatar Airways ticket counter is located at Concourse E, between Doors 9 & 10; flights depart from Gate E10
  • WestJet ticket counter is located at Concourse E, Door 12; flights depart from Concourse F
Concourse F: Gates F3-F23
  • British Airways ticket counter is located at Concourse F, Door 14; flights using Airbus A380 equipment depart from Gate E6 and all other flights depart from Gate E8
  • WestJet ticket counter is located at Concourse E, Door 12; flights depart from Concourse F
Concourse J: Gates J2-J18
  • Delayed American Airlines international flights arrive at Concourse J when the federal inspection station at Concourse D is closed (generally between 11 PM and 3:30 AM)

Checking in at MIA Link
Flagship Check-in: Yes

Arrival at the Airport
The TSA recommends arriving at the airport 2 hours before your flight (3 hours for international). If you travel often, save time by enrolling in TSA PreCheck. Were working with the U.S. government to alleviate these delays.

Check-in Times
You must be checked in:
  • At least 45 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights within the United States (domestic flights)
  • At least 60 minutes before scheduled departure, for flights to airports outside of the United States (international flights)
Arrival at Gate
You must be at the gate and ready to board the aircraft:
  • 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure
Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your seat assignment and the removal of your checked baggage from the aircraft.

Doors close 10 minutes before departure.

Time to baggage delivery: 30-55 minutes

AA Ticket Counters Link

Concourse D
Charter 1: Cuba charter check-in only; open dependent on charter flight schedule, located across from Door 1

Kiosk 1: self-service check-in; located between Doors 1 and 2
Main: full-service check-in; located across from Door 2
Flagship: full-service check-in; located between Doors 2 & 3
Priority: full-service check-in; separate queues for First Class & AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Business Class & AAdvantage Platinum, and AAdvantage Gold & Priority; late nights Priority and Main are consolidated at this counter; located between Doors 3 & 4

Kiosk 2: self-service check-in; located across from Door 5

Kiosk 3: self-service check-in; located across from Door 6

Rebooking Center: missed connection assistance for customers arriving on international flights only; located across from Door 6

Cuba Check-in: self-service check-in for customers traveling to Cuba only; located between Doors 6 & 7

Concourse E
Charter 2: Cuba charter check-in only; open dependent on charter flight schedule, located across from Door 10


Security at MIA
Link to security checkpoint locations map. All Concourse D and E gates are accessible from any D or E checkpoint. Connections to or from other concourses will require you to exit and reclear security.

If you do not have Priority or Pre✓, please allow at least 20-40 minutes to clear security. If you miss your flight due to security checkpoint wait times, you will be allowed to standby for the next AA flight to your destination.

Concourse D
Checkpoint 1: open 5 AM to 9 PM, best for Gates D1-D21, located across from Door 1

Checkpoint 2: open 24 hours, best for Gates D22-D24, available to Priority and Pre✓ passengers only while other checkpoints are open (4 AM to 10:30 PM), located across from Door 3

Checkpoint 3: open 4 AM to 10:30 PM, best for Gates D25-D29 & D41-D60 (via skytrain) and access to skytrain Station 2, located between Doors 5 & 6

Checkpoint 4: open 8 AM to 10 AM and 6 PM to 8 PM, best for Gates D30-D40, located across from Door 9

D FIS Checkpoint: open 4 AM to 9:30 PM, available only to passengers who have cleared customs at the D federal inspection station (non-precleared international flights arriving Concourses D, E & F), located to your left upon exiting customs

Concourse E
Checkpoint E: open 4 AM to 10:30 PM, best for Gates E2-E11 & E20-E33, located between Doors 11 & 12

Priority lanes available at Checkpoints 2 and E

TSA Pre✓ available 24 hours at Checkpoint 2, available during peak times only at Checkpoints 1, E, and D FIS

CLEAR available at Checkpoint E & H

Tip: Upon exiting customs, you will be directed to the D FIS checkpoint. If you would like to use an alternate checkpoint, follow the signs to the Crew EXIT and Rebooking Center in order to avoid exiting on the Arrivals (lower) level and having to go back upstairs. Checkpoints 1-3 will be to your left and Checkpoints 4 & E will be to your right.

Security checkpoint operating hours may differ from published times due to TSA staffing constraints and security initiatives.


MIA Services, Shopping, and Dining
MIA VIP Services (expedited processing similar to AA Five Star Service): link.

Lounges: please see the Lounge Dashboard sticky for further lounge information at MIAConcourse D: Admirals Clubs above Gate D15 and across from Gate D30; Centurion Lounge at Gate D12 (take elevator in rotunda to Level 3)

Dining & Shopping: Link to MIA services, dining guide, and interactive map

On-Airport Hotel:Miami International Airport Hotel (landside, Concourse E)

Wi-Fi:Paid WI-Fi service available throughout terminal. Link to pricing information and connection instructions

Smoking: Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas across from terminal sidewalks and at:TGI Friday's smoking lounge between Gates D34 & D36

Rental Cars: The Rental Car Center is located at 3900 NW 25 St, Miami, FL 33142 (across from the main entrance to the airport) and is served by 16 companies. Link. Access to and from the terminal is via the MIA Mover automated people mover.Arriving Passengers: After collecting your baggage, follow the black and pink signs to the MIA Mover station on the third level of the terminal, accessible via moving walkway. From there, board the MIA Mover to the Rental Car Center. Trains generally depart and arrive on the right track and run 24 hours a day. From 5 AM to midnight, trains run approximately every 3 minutes; from midnight to 5 AM, trains run approximately every 7 minutes. The train will reach the Rental Car Center in approximately 3 minutes. After exiting the station area, the rental car agencies will be located to your right.

Departing Passengers: Please return your vehicle at the Rental Car Center before checking in for your departing flight. After returning your vehicle, follow the black and pink signs to the MIA Mover station on the fourth level of the facility. From there, board the MIA Mover to Miami International Airport. Trains generally depart and arrive on the right track and run 24 hours a day. From 5 AM to midnight, trains run approximately every 3 minutes; from midnight to 5 AM, trains run approximately every 7 minutes. The train will reach the airport terminal in approximately 3 minutes. After exiting the station area, moving walkways to AA ticket counters and gates will be located to your right.

Animal Relief Areas:Coming soon!


MIA Parking
There are Valet and Garage parking options. Link for options, pricing, and maps

Accessible/Disabled Parking: Link

Cell Phone Waiting Lot: Link


MIA Transportation
Public Transportation: All buses and trains depart from Miami Central Station, which is co-located with the Rental Car Center and is accessible via the MIA Mover automated people mover. Link to map and directions to Miami Central StationMetrorail Orange Line to Dadeland South, serving Downtown Miami

Miami Beach Airport Express bus to Miami Beach

Metrobus routes 7, 37, 42, 57, J, 238/338 & 297

Tri-Rail commuter rail to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

Hotel Shuttles, Shared-Ride Vans, and Taxis: Link to area map and fare estimatesHotel shuttles pick up and drop off on the Departures (upper) level at Doors 3 & 7 at Concourse D; there are no designated stops at Concourses E-J

Super Shuttle shared-ride van service. Stands located on Arrivals (lower) level at Concourses D, E, F, and H.

Taxi stands located on Arrivals (lower) level at Concourses D, E, F, and H. Blue "Airport Region Taxi Service" taxis serve areas immediately adjacent to the airport. Yellow taxis serve all other areas.

Uber and Lyft rideshare services are technically illegal at MIA but will accept pick-ups and drop-offs. There are no designated stops; however, rideshare drivers will generally pick up on the Arrivals (lower) level.

Intercity Bus: Buses depart from Miami Central Station. Link to map and directions to Miami Central StationGreyhound bus service throughout continental United States

megabus low-cost express bus service to Orlando and Tampa


Things to Do
Do I have time to go to Miami or Miami Beach?Downtown Miami Due to increased security checkpoint wait times, you should allow yourself at least 3 hours between connections if you do not have Priority or Pre✓. A taxi to the city center should take approximately 12-17 minutes and will cost approximately $22. Because traffic to and from the airport can be unpredictable, consider taking the Metrorail Orange Line in lieu of a taxi. It is a 15-minute ride from the airport to the city center and trains run every 10-15 minutes except late nights. A roundtrip is $4.50.

Miami Beach Allow at least 3 hours between connections due to the possibility of heavy traffic on the highways between the beach and the mainland. A taxi to the beach should take approximately 22-27 minutes and will cost $35 (flat rate) if going south of 63rd Street. For reference, South Beach and most of the tourist spots are south of 23rd Street. Consider taking the 150 Miami Beach Airport Express bus from the airport to the beach. It is a 31-minute ride from the airport to the Lincoln Road Mall and buses run every 20 minutes. A roundtrip is $4.50.

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AA Guide: MIA / Miami International Airport, MCT / Connection, etc.

Old Nov 13, 2023, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by SpammersAreScum
I hate transiting I-to-D at MIA. After you exit Customs and re-check your luggage, there's just the one awful security line with no Pre. In the past, it's been easy enough to bypass that and go upstairs in search of Pre. Recently, though, I found myself in the horrible line before I realized it. It looks like I could have avoided that by keeping to the right and heading for the re-booking counters? And then maybe just go right past them to the escalators? I couldn't see for sure whether that work, but surely it has to?
Pretty easy to do. Follow the signs for local transportation, etc. Go through the exit and then go upstairs and use pre-check.
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Old Nov 14, 2023, 6:40 am
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Yes it can work. Ive done it when the regular re-check line was estimated to be 30+ minutes. On the other hand, the last time I came through Miami, I was out of customs and through the recheck line in less than 20.

So you never know.
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 12:10 pm
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International Arrival/Departure same day

Wondering if I could get some feedback on this routing. I'm connecting in MIA from Grand Cayman to Costa Rica. Will the following flights allow enough time to get through security on arrival from GCM and get to the gate for departure to SJO? (I have Global Entry, TSA Pre, Clear.)

3:05p - 4:40p GCM-MIA
6:00p - 7:50p MIA-SJO

If you think not, there's an earlier flight I can book, but I was hoping not to have such a long layover:
1:05p - 2:40p GCM-MIA
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ymx
Wondering if I could get some feedback on this routing. I'm connecting in MIA from Grand Cayman to Costa Rica. Will the following flights allow enough time to get through security on arrival from GCM and get to the gate for departure to SJO? (I have Global Entry, TSA Pre, Clear.)

3:05p - 4:40p GCM-MIA
6:00p - 7:50p MIA-SJO

If you think not, there's an earlier flight I can book, but I was hoping not to have such a long layover:
1:05p - 2:40p GCM-MIA
Is this separate tickets I presume? AA's I>I MCT at MIA is 1:35 so this would be 15 mins below that, just FYI.

I typically have a pretty high risk tolerance for this kind of thing but not sure I'd risk a 1:20 I>I connection at MIA, especially since I'm guessing that is the last flight of the day to SJO?

MIA can have a high instance of things that can go wrong, both in regards to backups at immigration as well as reclearing security once you're through.
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 1:06 pm
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The problem with MIA is the lack of a train at MIA.....If you have a far gate to move towards, you're going to have time burned up.
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 1:34 pm
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ymx If you have Global Entry and are not checking bags, it's a little tight but a doable connection. The flights from Cayman are usually on time or a few minutes early in my experience, but as IADCAflyer pointed out the MIA train is down indefinitely, so depending on where your gate is you may have a 5-15 minute walk once you re-clear security.
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Old Dec 5, 2023, 3:54 pm
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@JJeffrey, @IADCAflyer, @bscooter26: Thanks for all your help! I forgot about the train being down. Is there any way to predict what gates these international AA flights will arrive and depart from? From checking recent flights, the GCM flights generally land at D Gates, and the SJO flights depart from either D or E gates.
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Old Dec 6, 2023, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by ymx
@JJeffrey, @IADCAflyer, @bscooter26: Thanks for all your help! I forgot about the train being down. Is there any way to predict what gates these international AA flights will arrive and depart from? From checking recent flights, the GCM flights generally land at D Gates, and the SJO flights depart from either D or E gates.
AFAIK, there's no way to know until the planes actually pull in. Have had it work both ways for me, both legs moved gates after landing to be 4 gates away instead of half a terminal, and also went from a high-D terminal connection to a high-E 1hr from departure.
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Old Jan 7, 2024, 3:58 pm
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If one were to be flying CUN-MIA on AA and then MIA-LHR on BA (in F) with only hand luggage whats the quickest way to get towards E gates?

I have GE but my travel companion doesnt. Is immigration even necessary on such an itinerary?

BA GGL and BA Gold travelling (both UK citizens). On the assumption we have to go through immigration, is using Flagship First check-in acceptable if flying BA? As I know they escort you to the front of the TSA line.

Also is Flagship First Dining the best place to hang in MIA? How long would one need to get to the BA gate in E?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Jan 7, 2024, 4:14 pm
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You will need to clear immigration and customs at MIA on the inbound.
You can use GE for immigration, but your companion cannot. Though, with a UK passport I think you can use the Mobile Passport Control app and that is a good time saver too.

Checked baggage not being an issue for you, you can re-clear via the Flagship First Check-In and score the escort to TSA .
If I recall correctly, the outlet of immigration and customs is a 10-ish minute walk to FFCI (near curbside entrance door #2) and the TSA checkpoint they utilize.

Once cleared thru security, you will backtrack through the terminal, from low D # gates where you exit TSA screening to D30 area to get into lounge.
Yes, Flagship Lounge and Flagship Dining access will be granted via BA in F. If they don't offer the little black invitation card when you check in at lounge, just ask for it.
The FL and dining are a far sight better than pretty much any other location or lounge in MIA.

From D30 club (FL/AC combo location) to the E gates, it is a solid 10-15 minute walk. I would lean more towards 15 minutes to be safe.
The cut over walkway between D and E is adjacent to D30 lounges.

Study the map a little bit and you should be good to go!
https://www.miami-airport.com/map-terminal-gates.asp

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Old Jan 8, 2024, 2:19 pm
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I understand the process for Intl to Dom in MIA but not 100% clear on the process Dom to Intl.

I have a flight in Feb BNA-MIA-BGI, right now it shows both arrival (D60) and connecting departure (D33) in the same terminal in MIA. We don't have to clear customs or collect our checked luggage right?

We have a long enough layover (3.5 hrs) but would rather spend it in the AC than in lines.
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by GaryDD
I understand the process for Intl to Dom in MIA but not 100% clear on the process Dom to Intl.

I have a flight in Feb BNA-MIA-BGI, right now it shows both arrival (D60) and connecting departure (D33) in the same terminal in MIA. We don't have to clear customs or collect our checked luggage right?

We have a long enough layover (3.5 hrs) but would rather spend it in the AC than in lines.
Correct, domestic to international is no different than domestic to domestic. You just get off the first flight and walk to the next gate, no additional security or luggage recheck or customs or anything like that.
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 4:22 pm
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The Miami Herald is reporting that the grounded Skytrain at MIA should be rolling again by spring. The article that is behind a paywall through the Herald but is available via Apple News, states that repairs will begin soon and the first phase of the repairs should be finished by March allowing stations 2, 3 & 4 to be operational. Relevant details are excerpted below.
"Ralph Cutie, who oversees the county-owned airport as Miami-Dade’s Aviation director, told a Miami-Dade committee that private crews are preparing to fix minor cracking on the automated train line’s concrete supports....Cutie said he expects the first phase of the repairs to be finished by March, allowing three of SkyTrain’s four stations to reopen....“At a minimum, we can run service on three quarters of the system,” he told the County Commission’s Airport and Economic Development Committee....Cutie said the construction work would allow Skytrain to resume arrivals at stations 2, 3 and 4, with more extensive work needed to put Station 1 back in service....That would mean train rides returning to Concourse D’s most remote gates, with Station 4 allowing passengers to board at Gate 46 and then ride to Station 2 to the exit for baggage claim and the main terminal at Gate 24....Skytrain’s Station 1 sits above Gate D17, home to American’s Admirals Club lounge. Cutie did not offer an estimate for when the more extensive cracking in that area of the train system would be repaired.
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Old Jan 23, 2024, 4:38 am
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so AA moved up my MIA to GYE flight, about 40 min, so now my connection time is 1hr15min. coming from LGA at 5am, and now the GYE flight is 9:25am, and we get in to Miami supposedly around 8am. I believe this should be ok? Should I book an evening flight the night before and stay at a local hotel using points/travel credit from certain credit cards?

plus, im a slow walker and i am in row 23! for the lga-miami flight..would the AA website allow me to just change the first flight? and move it a day earlier?

thank you

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Old Jan 23, 2024, 8:37 am
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1:15 connection is pretty do-able, at MIA, but not a lot of room for error or delay.

You would have essentially 45 minutes to deplane, use the restroom, stop for food if desired, and get to your next gate before boarding begins for the flight to GYE.
Only curveball is MIA is a LONG airport - i.e. from one end of the terminal to the other, it is a solid 20 minute walk. So if you came in at one end, and had to depart from the opposite end, it would cut your free time down some.
They do have a SkyTrain that runs the length of the terminal which can make the trip faster.

I would think that the first flight out of the day from LGA would be more or less on-time, as the equipment will be there from the night before.

You can always call AA, let them know the schedule change made a connection a little too tight for your comfort/needs (ie you are a self-admitted slow walker), and ask for the LGA flight the evening before. They may oblige, they may tell you to deal with it.
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