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

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="3"%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 you’re 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


="3"%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.

="3"%Special notice

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

="3"%Ticket counters
American Airlines
Concourse D
Daily: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Airport Map

AA Ticket Counter & Gates Map

Official MCT / 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?

AA Wiki: Minimum Connecting Times

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
="3"%MIA 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
      • airberlin ticket counter is located at Concourse E, between Doors 9 & 10; flights to Dusseldorf depart from Gate E10 and flights to Berlin depart from Concourse F
        • 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 E23
              • Qatar 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
  • airberlin ticket counter is located at Concourse E, between Doors 9 & 10; flights to Dusseldorf depart from Gate E10 and flights to Berlin depart from Concourse F
    • 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 G: Gates G2-G19

Concourse H: Gates H3-H17
  • LATAM Airlines ticket counter is located at Concourse H, Doors 24-26; flights depart from Concourses H & J


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)
    • LATAM Airlines ticket counter is located at Concourse H, Doors 24-26; flights depart from Concourses H & J



="3"%Checking in at MIA Link

Flagship Check-in: Yes

Arrival at the Airport

Longer security lines this spring & summer

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. We’re 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

Future Ticketing: located on Arrivals (lower) level, next to Carousel 27 Permanently closed


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


="3"%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 ECheckpoint 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.



="3"%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 MIA
Concourse D: Admirals Clubs above Gate D15 and across from Gate D30; Centurion Lounge at Gate D12 (take elevator in rotunda to Level 3)

Concourse E: Premium Lounge (take elevators just beyond security checkpoint to Level 5)


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

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

Currency Exchange: Coming soon!

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

Charging Stations: Coming soon!

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!


="3"%MIA Parking

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

Accessible/Disabled Parking: Link

Cell Phone Waiting Lot: Link


="3"%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 Station
Metrorail 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



="3"%Things to Do

Is there anything to do at MIA? Coming soon!

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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Old Aug 14, 19, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by expressboy View Post
I am trying to fly from MEX-ATL on AA through MIA on a Monday night. The incoming flight comes in at 8:50pm and I have the possibility to book a separate ticket for MIA-ATL on AA leaving at 9:55pm. Is there any chance of making the connection at all or am I totally crazy for even trying? I do have Global Entry and TSA Pre as well as Clear. I will not have any checked bags. The other option is Spirit leaving an hour later and I would like to avoid it as much as possible.
Just IMO, if everything on your MEX-MIA flight goes perfectly that's enough time with GE and Pre. But the "everything perfect" flights are pretty few and far between at the moment, and it wouldn't take much delay for you to miss the connecting flight. Not sure I'd chance that myself, at least not without a solid backup plan.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:05 am
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Just needs one thunderstorm around the MIA airport area and things will be delayed easily as it happened to me on 3 occasions during the last 2 weeks there...
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Old Aug 17, 19, 7:42 am
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I am just wondering if American Airlines has an international arrivals transfer desk at Terminal J where I could drop my bags after a flight on another airline and a seperate ticket, or do I need to carry my bags all the way to Terminal D/E?
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Old Aug 17, 19, 10:09 am
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Is this MIA connection doable?

I'm in Turks and Caicos now (PLS). Enjoyable vacation, but am considering staying a few additional days with the heat expected in the states this week. Unfortunately, the places I usually stay are almost sold out so isn't working out easily to extend staying here. There are limited flight options from PLS and to get almost anywhere else must fly back to the mainland. It's a very short flight so this is not the end of the world.

Here's my question: The 730 AM flight from PLS to MIA lands at 920am. There is a nonstop flight at 1110 am to St; Lucia (UVF). Is making this connection even possible? I will fly first to MIA so will be quickly off the plane. However I do not have TSA Precheck or Global Entry (yes, need to get off my butt and do this). The tricky part is the large suitcase that needs to be checked. I will need to wait for it and then recheck in to international flight with the 90 minute check in requirement (I think???)

Now that I've written it out, it seems to hopeless (or at least highly unlikely) to make this happen. But since the post is written, any thoughts are most appreciated! Thanks. I just realized I should check if it came up as valid, which I haven't yet Because I was just thinking to get a new ticket starting in Miami to use my original ticket back from PLS. and even if valid, doesn't mean "doable".)
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Old Aug 17, 19, 10:13 am
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MIA I think has ITI baggage meaning you might not have to collect it; however, they won't check across tickets, so if you buy something separate you would have to collect anyway.

I can't speak to the immigration lines at MIA in terms of timing.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 10:29 am
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Everytime I have connected PLS-MIA-DCA (my most oft used connection from PLS), I have needed to retrieve luggage following customs and immigration. I should be able to recall if it is a 100% recheck, (through security), or just a "drag and drop". However I'm glad I wrote this thread, because the problems are becoming apparent to me. Using the original ticket, I'd actually have to actually re-ticket. So the bag becomes not just a drag and drop once I pick it up following customs and immigration. I'd have to go back to the American counter, get new luggage tags to UVF, and go back entirely through security. (I think???)
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Old Aug 17, 19, 10:31 am
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Hi All.
I've read through a lot of the very useful information provided here but am looking for a bit of reassurance / advice.
I have an upcoming trip in September connecting through MIA:
LHR (10:40) - (15:00) MIA (17:32) - (18:42) MCO
BA207 (J) - AA1194 (Y - MCE)
Is the 2:32 connection likely to be sufficient bearing in mind we do not have GE - we are travelling on an ESTA?
If it is sufficient, do you think we will have time to visit either the Flagship Lounge or the Centurion Lounge?
Finally, if for some reason we do miss the connection, and we are rebooked on a later flight presumably we'd be able to choose MCE seats (subject to availability)?
Thanks in advance and apologies if I'm asking questions that have already been answered.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by cmtlatitudes View Post
Everytime I have connected PLS-MIA-DCA (my most oft used connection from PLS), I have needed to retrieve luggage following customs and immigration. I should be able to recall if it is a 100% recheck, (through security), or just a "drag and drop".
On an international to domestic like PLS-MIA-DCA - you'd pick up your checked bag after customs and immigration, you'd then drop at the AA recheck counter. You'd then separately proceed through TSA security yourself.

On certain international to international connections at MIA, you no longer have to reclaim your checked luggage ("ITI" checked). But this is not likely to work on separate ticket flights. So expect to have to reclaim and recheck your bag, and the check-in cutoff times would apply. On international to international connections you still have to clear immigration and customs and then TSA security yourself.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 11:05 am
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So it looks like the MCT ITI at MIA on AA is generally 1:50 which you would make if it were on one ticket (there are exceptions where it's 2:00, but it seems those are to Eagle flights). If mainline to mainline, you would probably be ok and within MCT, but you would have to reticket your current ticket to have both flights on it.

ETA - Upon further look I think the 1:50 involved Cuba flights; otherwise, it seems to 1:35 as long as you aren't using the higher flight numbers (about >5000) which I think are codeshares.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 12:09 pm
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Thanks everyone. Within a few minutes of my post, the resort I'm staying at all of a sudden found space in the room accommodations to extend me. Bizarrely, almost like a "Big Brother" really is always watching. The responses were useful though in helping me to think through the situation and for future reference. Thanks.
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Old Aug 21, 19, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Papa.Lima.Echo View Post
Hi All.
I've read through a lot of the very useful information provided here but am looking for a bit of reassurance / advice.
I have an upcoming trip in September connecting through MIA:
LHR (10:40) - (15:00) MIA (17:32) - (18:42) MCO
BA207 (J) - AA1194 (Y - MCE)
Is the 2:32 connection likely to be sufficient bearing in mind we do not have GE - we are travelling on an ESTA?
If it is sufficient, do you think we will have time to visit either the Flagship Lounge or the Centurion Lounge?
Finally, if for some reason we do miss the connection, and we are rebooked on a later flight presumably we'd be able to choose MCE seats (subject to availability)?
Thanks in advance and apologies if I'm asking questions that have already been answered.
P.L.E
2h30 is likely enough time. Depending on how immigration/bag delivery/customs/TSA go, you may have time to go to the FL. But when things go wrong at MIA, they can go wrong badly. Fortunately, there are several MIA-MCO flights departing later (last one around 9 pm). Moreover, the lounges are airside, so you will know whether you have time to visit them or not.

If you have previously travelled to the United States on this particular ESTA (i.e. not renewed since), you can use the machines, which will save some time.

Whether you will be able to select MCE seats depends on how you got into your current ones. If status/class of connecting flight - yes. If paid for - yes. If you got a complimentary upgrade to MCE - no.
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Old Aug 21, 19, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by TravellingSalesman View Post
2h30 is likely enough time. Depending on how immigration/bag delivery/customs/TSA go, you may have time to go to the FL. But when things go wrong at MIA, they can go wrong badly. Fortunately, there are several MIA-MCO flights departing later (last one around 9 pm). Moreover, the lounges are airside, so you will know whether you have time to visit them or not.

If you have previously travelled to the United States on this particular ESTA (i.e. not renewed since), you can use the machines, which will save some time.

Whether you will be able to select MCE seats depends on how you got into your current ones. If status/class of connecting flight - yes. If paid for - yes. If you got a complimentary upgrade to MCE - no.
Many thanks for the response. Unfortunately this is the first trip on a new ESTA (and a new passport for my partner), so presumably we have to join the normal queue and can't use the machines?
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Old Aug 21, 19, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by Papa.Lima.Echo View Post
Many thanks for the response. Unfortunately this is the first trip on a new ESTA (and a new passport for my partner), so presumably we have to join the normal queue and can't use the machines?
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That is my understanding, although I haven't entered the US in this way for a few years, having Global Entry. Perhaps somebody with more recent experience can chime in.
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Old Aug 21, 19, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by Papa.Lima.Echo View Post
Many thanks for the response. Unfortunately this is the first trip on a new ESTA (and a new passport for my partner), so presumably we have to join the normal queue and can't use the machines?
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I believe first time ESTA means first time ever using ESTA. Going for the first time on a new ESTA (after having already used ESTA before), you won’t have to stand in the regular line and can use the APC kiosks.
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Old Aug 21, 19, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Djokison View Post


I believe first time ESTA means first time ever using ESTA. Going for the first time on a new ESTA (after having already used ESTA before), you won’t have to stand in the regular line and can use the APC kiosks.
Brilliant, hopefully that should save a bit of time. Thanks for your input.
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