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I Just Went To Miami (MIA) And..........  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1654 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!

Kind regards.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineAdy From Panama, joined Nov 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1610 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.  



If u ever feel depressed about urself, just remember that at one time you were the most vicious sperm in ur group.
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Thanks for the info Ady. I'm sure they'll improve MIA one day......
Hows Ft. Lauderdale?



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineAdy From Panama, joined Nov 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

Ft. Lauderdale is a little bit better and smaller only because its not as busy as MIA.


If u ever feel depressed about urself, just remember that at one time you were the most vicious sperm in ur group.
User currently offlineNasmal From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

the airport in homestead will never happen

User currently offlineTWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

MIA is cool

TWA


User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

I was really impressed with MCO...but MIA paled in comparison.

User currently offlineTWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

I think MCO is much better to

TWA


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

I like my airport here in PBI.. West Palm Beach... when you park, you are literally an elevator ride away from the baggage claim and ticket counters :P

Nate


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

speaking of baggage claim, i think HKG's is the best..spacious and fast arrival....and very accurate info screen.! space? KLIA is the best..."Airport in the Forest"
is very free...not busy!


User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1504 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.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1495 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
User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1493 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?

jonathan d.

p.s. if anyone wants to join me drop a line at jderden777@hotmail.com or respond to this post...



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Ill be in MIA in march ill find out what its like!

User currently offlineNasmal From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

ive go to MIA all the time and the best aircraft to watch takeoff right in front of you is the cargo DC-10.


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

At MIA it is the south runway east-west. Just find perimeter Road....take the Red Road exit from the highway. I can't remember exactly the street names but you can find it easily on any map.

At FLL, go to the Viewing Area - west end of ruwnay 9. Take Perimeter Rd. around to there. Pretty close-up action but few heavies.



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1469 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.


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