The second of two new in-transit lounges has opened at MIA
's Concourse D. The lounges have been a welcomed relief for American Airlines, Iberia, and Martinair Holland and their in-transit customers:
In transit? MIA
moves to move you along
Life is now much easier for travelers passing through Miami International Airport en route from one country to another, due to a new process that cuts time and hassle.
By INA PAIVA CORDLE
For months, Miami International Airport must have seemed like a labyrinth to passengers traveling from one foreign destination to another.
Upon arrival, they would withstand long lines at immigration, then trek to the main terminal, just to turn around, get screened and find their way back to their gates -- often ending up exactly where they had started.
Travel time through MIA
: as much as 2 ½ hours.
But now thousands of in-transit passengers on American Airlines, Iberia Airlines and Martinair are benefiting from an expedited process. The change allows passengers to go through immigration, enter an in-transit lounge with its own checkpoint, then go back to their gates -- cutting hours off the process.