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User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

I´m flying from Frankfurt to Miami on Monday and I just wanted to ask those of you guys who have any experiences with that airport a few questions:

- I´ll be arrving at around 2pm. How are the lines at the customs at this time? Will I have to wait rather long or aren´t there those crowds like at JFK?

- How do I get to the car rental stations (namely Alamo). Is there a bus picking me up like at SFO?

- Is there an observation deck or something similar?

- When I´m going back two weeks later, I´ll probably be quite hungry. Any suggestions where to go for having a good lunch?

Thanks in advance,

Daniel

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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

mia has the worst customs i have ever seen. you may get lucky and get a quick line, but thats few and far between.


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Well, when you after clear as for Customs and then, you will walk over by the rent-a-car counter passed from the International Arrivals as Lobby as near of Baggage claims. And you will have a least as for 30 mins as for Customs/Immigration after arrive into the gate by the concourse F. It's probably will get a busy afternoon into MIA airport as from international arrivals from some of Europe like from LHR, CDG, MAD, MXP will be using into the concourse E by the American Airlines. Also, that is will be arrive around close of 3:00pm. as from Latin American, Caribbean, and etc. So if you like to know about anything have a comments this one. Thanks!!!

User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

Are there many flights arriving from Latin America at about 2:00pm?
And are the passengers from these flights going through the same customs facilities as passengers arriving from Europe?


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

The last time I was there, Alamo Car Rental was via shuttle- don't know if this is the way it is now, because the last time I was there was in 1997.

I don't know about an observation deck, but I do remember going to the 94th Aero Squadron Resturant, which has (is it still there?) a nice view of one of the runways (9R/27L?). There's also an awesome airline-themed resturant near the airport (I think it's at a Days Inn) which has models, memorabilia & you actually sit in airplane seats when you eat- I'd try to stop there. I have no idea what it's called, though, so I can't help you there.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

@9V-SPF:

I'll land at MIA at 15:25 on the American Airlines flight from London on Monday  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Last time I've been in MIA I landed on Lauda Air flight from Munich. Customs took ca. 10 Minutes. That's it. But this flight arrives at 5pm.
We rented a car at Alamo last year. A bus that stops right before the arrivals took us to the station next to the airport...
Have fun at Miami...


User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Hey Andie007, thank you for the infromation. So I´ll be taking the shuttle to the alamo station, very good.
I wish you a pleasant stay at Miami as well...and enjoy your "more room throughout coach", you lucky guy... Pissed

Daniel


User currently offlineRickb From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

If I remember correctly, at MIA most of the rental car places are via shuttle bus - I will be there in a couple of weeks but fortunately on a domestic US flight and Dollar's lot is a bus ride away !!

RickB


User currently offlineTguman From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

The traffic from latin america will be heavy and you will have to contend with it. There is only one customs hall so you will have to share. All of TACA's flights arrive around 2:15-3:00 PM so it will be close. Not many other airlines fly internationally around that time, but I'm not really sure, I usually fly AA from Tegucigalpa, Honduras and we get there around 5:45- 6:00 pm. Enjoy your flight, and I hope that the lines aren't to bad.
TGUman



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7522 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Yep,Alamo is a busride away. I was there in April and had a fabulous time! Make sure you visit the plane store near Eldorado Furniture,they are great! They're located near r/w 9R. Also try out the 94th Squadron restaurant,ask for a window seat and you can listen to "tower" freqeuncy on headphones. Have fun in MIA,my 2nd fave city!


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User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Thanks...

You asked for an observation deck?! Hmm... not really.. but you can go on the top of the hotel (there is a swimming pool, too). There you have a view of the airport. But the view is not the best...

Have fun in Florida...
I thin weather is not so fine at the moment  Crying



User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

As far as getting fed while in MIA, if you like sushi, go to Tokyo Bowl on 12290 Biscayne blvd. You can get all-u-can-eat for under $10USD. If your into snorkeling, I highly recommend the Keys Diver located in Key Largo(approx 50 miles from Miami depending where you're staying). You can go John Pennekamp State park which is underwater. There is a statute of Christ underwater that you could take pics of with an disposable underwater camera($7-10USD). I wish I was going with you but I'm planning for a trip in Dec to visit relatives in West Palm beach, Hollywood, and Ft Lauderdale so I'll be able to get another chance to go the park. Have fun!! Big thumbs up

Zebfly2



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User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Thank you all for your kind help, guys. I´ll be off for the airport now.
See you in two weeks!

Cheers,
Daniel


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