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MIA Concourse A To Finally Open This Month  
User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

Looking through the Miami airport website, there is a notice that Concourse A will repoen this month. It will be renamed as Concourse D and the gates will number from D1- D20. Does anyone else have further deatil on this?

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User currently offlineAware From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Any idea on when AA will move flights over from concourse E (either fully or just from the high E gates)? Also, any idea when the Oneworld partners will move across (ie, BA, IB, LAN, Mexicana) - I assume probably not until the new FIS is open next year?

User currently offlinedoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4517 times:

You will have to wait until mid 2011 before all of the ex terminal A gates are in use the only gate in A scheduled to open in a week is gate D-16.One World partners will be in the areas of gates D-14,12,10,8 and 6 as of now.

User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Really? Becasue the Mia website states that 16 gates are opening on the 14th. So i would figure that BA and IB would move at around that time.

User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2908 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4351 times:

Quoting miaintl (Reply 3):
i would figure that BA and IB would move at around that time.

Why would they move before the FIS is completed? That would mean unloading in one terminal then towing over to the other for departure.



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User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

What is taking so long to complete the FIS building? From what i heard the new baggage center is also delayed.

User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4593 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Well, AA flight 592 to LGA is supposed to leave from D20 this afternoon, so if D20 is part of the old Terminal A, it would seem like they are starting to use it already.

User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7276 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

The new care rental facility is oppening on Monday, MIA is finnally oppening up, its going to be a great airport soon.


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User currently offlineaacun From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3691 times:
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Quoting N62NA (Reply 6):
Well, AA flight 592 to LGA is supposed to leave from D20 this afternoon, so if D20 is part of the old Terminal A, it would seem like they are starting to use it already.

D20 has been operational for at least a month now...... Im taking a flight to Rio tommorrow night and this morning it was scheduled to leave out of D6... I knew that would change though, and now its going out of E31


User currently offlinedoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

I was way off on this one yes the old A terminal will reopen tomorrow leaving only gates d-26,27,28 and d-32,33,and 34 are the only gates left to be completed.

User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Quoting doug (Reply 9):
I was way off on this one yes the old A terminal will reopen tomorrow leaving only gates d-26,27,28 and d-32,33,and 34 are the only gates left to be completed.

I don't think that LAN will be moving over till Fall. The airline operates into MIA 45x weekly, (B763). Also, some a/c will require parking space at MIA; preferably adjacent to Concourse A. Also, last time LAN was in A they used BA's Club. When will BA's Lounge open?


User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8496 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
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Quoting SCL767 (Reply 10):
I don't think that LAN will be moving over till Fall. The airline operates into MIA 45x weekly, (B763). Also, some a/c will require parking space at MIA; preferably adjacent to Concourse A. Also, last time LAN was in A they used BA's Club. When will BA's Lounge open?

BA would not do this without their lounge. BA will have a totaly new lounge, they operate 2 744 daily to Miami. They are the biggest airline on MIA's biggest international route.


User currently offlineaacun From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
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I´ve already used D32 and 33 several times. And I´m almost positive 34 is open as well. D 26-28 are not open yet since that is where the old Concourse C used to be and where the bag room still sitting at.

User currently offlinedoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

D34,36 and 41 are the ones that will open next year

User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 11):

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 10):
I don't think that LAN will be moving over till Fall. The airline operates into MIA 45x weekly, (B763). Also, some a/c will require parking space at MIA; preferably adjacent to Concourse A. Also, last time LAN was in A they used BA's Club. When will BA's Lounge open?

BA would not do this without their lounge. BA will have a totaly new lounge, they operate 2 744 daily to Miami. They are the biggest airline on MIA's biggest international route.

Well BA's lounge will see a lot of pax.

LAN Ecuador has a daily flight departing at 4:15PM
BA has a daily flight departing at 5:15PM
IBERIA has a daily flight departing at 5:25PM
LAN Perú has a thrice weekly flight departing at 6:15PM
LAN Chile has a daily flight departing at 8:20PM
BA has a daily flight departing at 8:45PM
LAN Argentina has a daily flight departing at 9:00PM
LAN Chile has a thrice weekly flight departing at 9:30PM
LAN Perú has a daily flight departing at 11:25PM

[Edited 2010-07-14 05:22:15]

User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Update: The new concorse will actually open on the 20th next week. There apprantely has been a delay.

User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8496 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2781 times:
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Quoting SCL767 (Reply 14):
Well BA's lounge will see a lot of pax.

LAN Ecuador has a daily flight departing at 4:15PM
BA has a daily flight departing at 5:15PM
IBERIA has a daily flight departing at 5:25PM
LAN Perú has a thrice weekly flight departing at 6:15PM
LAN Chile has a daily flight departing at 8:20PM
BA has a daily flight departing at 8:45PM
LAN Argentina has a daily flight departing at 9:00PM
LAN Chile has a thrice weekly flight departing at 9:30PM
LAN Perú has a daily flight departing at 11:25PM

Last time LAN flew from Concourse A AA didn't have an Admirals Club there, now they will. I don't know if LAN will use the AA Admiral's club or the BA Terraces lounge but AA has the bigger facilities at MIA more capable of handling all those LAN 767 flights. I doubt BA wold want its on passengers overrun in its own lounge by an alliance partners pasengers. Given the similar times LAN and BA have flights in MIA BA would keep their lounge for themselves, also BA has up to 70 J and 14F passengersper flight plus club members.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 16):
Last time LAN flew from Concourse A AA didn't have an Admirals Club there, now they will. I don't know if LAN will use the AA Admiral's club or the BA Terraces lounge but AA has the bigger facilities at MIA more capable of handling all those LAN 767 flights.

That might be the case since LAN also has morning departures out of MIA as well.

LAN's morning departures include: MIA-BOG-SCL, MIA-PUJ-SCL, MIA-PUJ-EZE, MIA-CCS-SCL, MIA-CCS-GYE-SCL, etc.


User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Does anyone know exactly when the new FIS opens? Is it next week aswell?

User currently offlineeastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2557 times:

LAN has major operations at MIA, even its own cargo facility. I wonder if they are considering opening their own club. (not sure how its called...)


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User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2542 times:

Can anyone contact Mark? Maybe he knows more in detail of the reopening of concourse a.

User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2530 times:

Will there be a Burger King somewhere on D? You would think that with Burger King HQ just south of the airport, there would be a Burger King somewhere on D. The only burger joint is the Corona's about halfway between D20 and the far end.

Since McDonald's HQ is about 20 minutes from ORD, there is a McDonald's on every concourse at ORD plus the food court in T3.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8862 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2497 times:

Quoting eastern023 (Reply 19):
LAN has major operations at MIA, even its own cargo facility. I wonder if they are considering opening their own club. (not sure how its called...)

At least LAN no longer uses Miami's Club Americas Lounge! I wish LAN would open their own Salón VIP at MIA; however that is very unlikely since LAN's passengers could use another oneworld member's club at MIA. For example, LAN has significant operations at Madrid-Barajas and uses Iberia's three VIP Lounges: Velázquez, Dali and Goya.


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Quoting doug (Reply 2):
You will have to wait until mid 2011 before all of the ex terminal A gates are in use the only gate in A scheduled to open in a week is gate D-16.One World partners will be in the areas of gates D-14,12,10,8 and 6 as of now.

That would make sense, as it would place BA's eventual gate right next to the lounge. I always thought they would be using gates further east, though, such as D1 thru D9 (formerly A19 thru A26), since most of those are heavy gates.

For anyone who's interested, the aviation department has a handy fact sheet up: http://www.iflymia.com/pdfdoc/NTD_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Quoting miaintl (Reply 5):
What is taking so long to complete the FIS building? From what i heard the new baggage center is also delayed.

As a general rule, I was taught to take any project length estimates given and multiply them by three for an idea of how long the project will actually take. Unfortunately, delays are just business as usual in Miami-Dade County.

Quoting miaintl (Reply 18):
Does anyone know exactly when the new FIS opens? Is it next week aswell?

The files on the MIA website indicate that the FIS will be completed on August 1st, 2011. However, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll open on the 1st.

http://www.iflymia.com/pdfdoc/Summary_Schedule_Gantt_Chart.pdf

There are estimated completion dates for just about every aspect of the project there. When the former A gates open this month, they will not yet be able to process international arrivals. They'll be domestic gates until the FIS opens in a little over a year.

Quoting ckfred (Reply 21):
Will there be a Burger King somewhere on D? You would think that with Burger King HQ just south of the airport, there would be a Burger King somewhere on D. The only burger joint is the Corona's about halfway between D20 and the far end.

I recall seeing a plan last year that showed what shops and restaurants would eventually occupy the North Terminal area, as well as their locations within the terminal. Unfortunately, I don't remember if there was a Burger King in the plans or not, and even if there was, the plan was clearly marked as confidential.

MIA used to have a Burger King in landside Concourses D and E, one cleverly hidden within the Concourse E satellite (there are still traces of it left on the fourth floor if you go exploring up there, but as always, remember to exercise caution and discretion when "exploring" at a major international airport), one in Concourse F between Gates F12 and F14, and one in Concourse G right next to... I want to say it was Gate G8. Now, I believe the only ones left at the one at the landside Concourse E food court, and the one in Concourse F.

On the bright side, after being the first airport to ever have a McDonald's on the property (which, ironically enough, later became a Burger King), we got finally got a McD's back when one opened last year in the South Terminal food court.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 22):
At least LAN no longer uses Miami's Club Americas Lounge! I wish LAN would open their own Salón VIP at MIA; however that is very unlikely since LAN's passengers could use another oneworld member's club at MIA. For example, LAN has significant operations at Madrid-Barajas and uses Iberia's three VIP Lounges: Velázquez, Dali and Goya.

What lounge does LA currently use at MIA? I thought the Club America J was rather nice.


User currently offlinecommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11972 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Can't come soon enough. I flew through Miami on AA back in October and was quite impressed with what I saw of the new terminal - especially airside - and once this whole construction mess is done, it will totally transform the overall experience for AA customers (both local and connecting) at Miami.

Quoting eastern023 (Reply 19):
LAN has major operations at MIA, even its own cargo facility. I wonder if they are considering opening their own club. (not sure how its called...)

It is rather surprising to me that for an airline as high-quality as LAN, with such a massive operation at Miami, they wouldn't want to have their own lounge and control their premium customers' experience.


25 SCL767 : AV, LAN and TAM use Delta's new SkyClub which is after TSA. LAN currently doesn't have any Lounges outside of South America. I guess it's more cost-e
26 RICARIZA : Unfortunately LAN uses mainly concourse J where there aren't any One World' lounges...
27 SCL767 : I don't know if you read the thread, but LAN will be leaving Concourse J! LAN is a leading member of the oneworld alliance and has significant operat
28 ckfred : I agree. I flew in and out of MIA in December of '08, and I thought the low gates at E were a throwback to the late 70s or early 80s. The ticketing a
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