BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 58 Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
Well, I went for a visit to Miami, Florida. I was quite disapointed in the airport. I thought it would be like Orlando Int'l (MCO). But instead, its the worst U.S. airport I have ever been to. Low ceiling, it smelled bad, very stuffy, old, dirty, EXTREMELY cramped baggage claim. No offense to those of you who live in Miami. Great city though! Went to the Florida Keys!
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Ady From Panama, joined Nov 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
Suprise, Suprise BA,
Miami's famouse for its crappy airport. Do you know that Miami has been constructing new facilities for as long as I can remember, but not much improvement. You have every right to call our airport the worst in the US, but all hope is not lost, There are plans to build another airport down in Homestead (About 45 minutes down from MIA) that will help ease up congestion in MIA.
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Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1966 times:
I just went to St. Pete and Tampa. Tampa was okay, almost EVERYTHING was delayed at least 20 minutes in arrivals, and it didn't have much. St. Pete had some good facilities, several baggage claims, and NO Jetways. Got some pics of Canada 3000 and AirTransat, along w/ UPS, and the Metlife Blimp.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5084 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1957 times:
I was in FLL a few months ago....and it looked old, musty, with construction going on all around INSIDE.
Even the seats were an old style. Decor with a dumb "tropical" theme and pastel colors and lots of palm trees. OK, like everyone coming through that terminal has never seen a palm tree!! I was in ATL just an hourand a half earlier, and a world of difference!
Now THAT'S an airport!
The only thing MIA has going for it, is you can stand next to the runway (27) so close to the planes that you think you can touch them. And when a 747-400 is rotating at VR speed right before your eyes, the noise, vibration, and wind beats any photograph you can take. of course, you can also take some great photos!
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1762 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
Which runway is that??? I'm headed down to RSW in feb. but i was going to take a side trip (just one day) to go to MIA and FLL. Who else wants to go? it would be the 8th or 9th of feb..that's a thursday and friday, respectively. i'd like to have somebody join me because i don't know my way around the airport, as i've never been to miami before. on another note, MCO was one of the best airports i've ever been to. How's that new terminal (airside 4 i think) coming along? or is it completely finished already?
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CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
There are quite a few good spots to watch planes at MIA. It used to be a lot better in the '80's though. However, go to the intersection spot of Runway 12 and 9L. That's a good spot to take photos as there are holes in the fence to stick your camera in. Also, sitting out next to 9R which was already mentioned is a good place to watch planes. There is also a food vendor out there if you get hungry.