-United Airlines is Queen. Best part, they have a ton of 777s flying into Miami, including 777s used on MIA-ORD, MIA-LAX, and MIA-DEN, as well as Latin routes. The domestic 777 flights all leave early in the morning. MIA-DEN 772 leaves at 8.00AM, MIA-ORD leaves at 6.15AM, and MIA-LAX leaves at 7.00AM.
-Jumbo jets love Miami! Look out for Atlas Air, Air France, China Airlines Cargo, virgin atlantic, British Airways, Lufthansa, Aerolineas Argentinas, and Iberia jumbos. Most leave at around 4.00-5.00PM, though AF, BA, and IB, in addition to thier afternoon flights, have late-night flights too. Though these flights have varying airplanes (BA swtiches b/w 777 and 747, AF and IB between 747 and A340).
-The action never stops. Because of the small time difference between Miami and Latin America, and since the flights are so long, most flights to Brazil, Chile, and Argentina leave Miami late at night, around 11.00PM-1.00AM.
-Some airlines serving MIA that are rare in the US include Aeropostal (Venezuela), LAB (Bolivia), Turkish (Turkey), LTU (Germany), Lauda (Germany/Austria), Martinair (the Netherlands), Premiair (Denmark), Surinam Airways (Suriname), Air d'Ayati (Haiti), TransBrasil (Brazil), and more!
If you like big planes, this is the place. Look for a ton of United, American, and Delta widebodies. And if you have time, journey over too Miami's other airport, FLL. It's Delta heaven (767s, 777s, MD11s, everything!), and you'll also be able to see some very pretty jetBlue planes and the South African Airlines 747-400 which lands almost daily. Enjoy your trip!
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 861 times:
Last time I checked, FLL was still in Broward county, not Miami-Dade, and has nothing to do (well except for some of its passenger base) with the city of Miami. It is Fort Lauderdale's airport, and refering to it as Miami's "other" airport is wrong. Just like Newark, in the New York area, but not New York's airport. South Florida's other airport would be a much better generalization.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31750 posts, RR: 73 Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 834 times:
AC320, try most of it's passenger base. MIA and FLL are a mere 19 miles apart. Daily, there are about 18,000 O&Ds at MIA, compared to 33,000 at FLL. The combined area of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale is half of that of all of Atlanta, even though Atlanta is only 300,000 people larger.
Sinlock, I very well know that there is no scheduled DL 772 or MD11 service into DL, but they are still a very common sight as temp. replacements for 762s and 763s.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 814 times:
That still doesn't make it Miami's airport. If 60% of PBI's passenger base came from Miami-Dade, sure that's where most of it's users come from, but that still doesn't make it Miami's airport, it's still owned and operated by Palm beach, making it their airport. I don't need facts about distance and area, if you looked at where I live in my profile, you would understand. I live right under where planes inbound for FLL make their turn for finals.
At FLL you'll see lots of DL 737-200's, various MD-80 series, 757's, 767's, and L1011's. The 777 sometimes likes to make an appearance, but I have rarely seen the MD-11. The view of Delata's gates and ramp operations is very good from the departures level between Terminals 2 and 3. also, there's a spotters section on the roof of the parking garage that overlooks the whole airport.