I was at FLL
today picking up some relatives and doing a practice run for next months jetBlue trip.
The relative arrived on CO
1401 at 2:19pm (21 mins early!) from EWR
on a 737-800. Not sure about the N number, bit I tihnk it was N2180 or something like that.
A few notes:
-I saw 2 jetBlue planes. N590JB (Liberty Blue) and N594JB...both in a new scheme, but I don't think it is the newest. What is the name of N594?
-I saw a Spirit MD80 do some major banking on approach. It was something I can't really explain, but it looked horrible, almost like it would crash into T2
, and it was somethnig I had never seen before nor want to see again. Everyone was ok, though.
agents now have to screen all wheelchairs. These wheelchairs are handled by airline personel and not left out of sight at all times, yet the TSA
had to get gloves on and check each one. Unnecessary security if you ask me. Screen that while one can just stand outside and feesibly shoot a gun at the terminal or aircraft. Worry about the wheelchairs! There were other things too that I noticed, but I'll keep it to myself.
One other thing though was that an obviously mentally challenged man asked the TSA
lady at the do not enter sign to help and she could not leave her post. She stopped him forcefully when he tried to approach her. That could have been handled differently.
-The rent-a-car garage is now open and shuttles leave every few minutes...1 for each concourse. Very nice! However, I noticed that Hertz and Budget were still using their remote facilities.