wel, I am going to try an add to my topic here, this is espically at FLL
this is based on 9/11/03 expirence and 9/7/03 observations in the DL
On Wednesday and Sunday
check in WAY early.... the TSA
is very slow, espically with checked bags. In termainal 1, you may check in a little later as the terminal is built for a high number of PAX and the TSA
Avoid peak travel times... there may be odd cruise schedules this week, so remember to avoid around 11am-3pm. *Hint*.... in the DL
you happen to be there in that time period, go to the RIGHT, which is the side with the actual agents. The line is much quicker. This is also, ESPICALLY, valid on Saturday, as that is the main cruise day!!!!!!!!!!!!
you don't have to remind the TSA
that you have SSSSS on your card.... I got through just fine when i fleew
At security AND
in the concourse, be courtious to those who are deplaning and exiting. the terminal is small.
you are under 18, you may have to show your ID
.... I tried to tell the agent i was 16, but he didn't listen!
For those of you arriving from cruises, please TRY to blend in. It seems that people from cruises take FOREVER and are annoying!
Finally, don't explore councourse D... it is very small, but when a lot of people fly, it gets very cramped.
flying TO FLL
on either day.
In terminal 1, you have ample room to move around the baggage claim. Would you believe that at noon, i could not see a SINGLE person in the baggage claim! it is very wide open and they seem to get the bags out quick.
In terminal 2, on the other hand, TOTALLY different story. They have always gotten the bags out pretty slow and there is very little room. Little room + 3 claims only = TROUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
For people who are going to cruises, please walk quicker than usual!
And, finally, rent-a-car buses pick up on the first floor on EITHER side of the terminal. contact your rent-a-car company for the exact location. But, please, do NOT wait in FRONT of the terminal!
And for ANYONE, take advantage of the shuttle in the parking lot. it if free and takes you to ANY of the 4 terminals from one of their predesignated stops. the operate every 5-10 mins.
tips will be posted TONIGHT!