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South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 3:02 pm
by American 767
Please continue here:

South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 4 (by American 767 Apr 29 2015 in Civil Aviation)

Enjoy the sun 

Ben Soriano

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 3:36 pm
by miaintl
Is AF really suspending MIA?

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:07 pm
by arielwar
Quoting miaintl (Reply 1):

Yea by bringing the A380 sooner then last year, come on man.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 6:53 pm
by lpdal
Congrats on Part 5 guys! We're halfway to 10! 

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As of this posting at approximately 3:00 PM EST, May 28th, 2015, here are upcoming FLL adds and subtractions, with their respective starting dates after the route listed:

Additions

JetBlue Airways
+ FLL-ALB-FLL - Starts December 10th, 2015
+ FLL-BWI-FLL - Starts November 12th, 2015
+ FLL-MEX-FLL - Starts October 1st, 2015
+ FLL-PHL-FLL - Starts November 19th, 2015

Southwest Airlines
+ FLL-DCA-FLL - Starts August 9th, 2015

Subtractions

Frontier Airlines
FLL-CLE-FLL - Ends May 29th, 2015 (Tomorrow as of this posting)

-LPDAL

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 7:30 pm
by Miami
Happy Part 5 everyone! Let's see what news we can bring to part 5!

Quoting miaintl (Reply 1):
Is AF really suspending MIA?

  

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 7:52 pm
by miaintl
Is Aer Lingus coming to MIA at some point? What is the annual PDEW between MIA and DUB? Nobody has told me yet.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 7:54 pm
by IAHflyer97
Quoting miaintl (Reply 5):

Aer Lingus stated that 2 TATL routes will be started. Those have yet to be made public.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 12:10 am
by Miami
Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 6):
Aer Lingus stated that 2 TATL routes will be started. Those have yet to be made public.

It's pretty obvious MIA is going to be 1 out of the 4. Will it be part of the 2 that are soon to be announced? Who knows?

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 1:03 am
by mugler
I swear to God immigration at the north terminal keeps getting worse and worse.. Today I flew MAD-MIA and it was a disaster, everyone that works there tells you to go to a different lane or area, whatever system the CBP officers use goes ultra slow for no apparent reason, you're in a lane and they let US citizens get in your way even though you've been waiting for centuries. I was so annoyed and frustrated to the point that I said out loud no wonder everyone hates transiting in US airports and some people that were next to me started complaining as well.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 2:14 pm
by OB1504
Quoting mugler (Reply 8):
I swear to God immigration at the north terminal keeps getting worse and worse.. Today I flew MAD-MIA and it was a disaster, everyone that works there tells you to go to a different lane or area, whatever system the CBP officers use goes ultra slow for no apparent reason, you're in a lane and they let US citizens get in your way even though you've been waiting for centuries. I was so annoyed and frustrated to the point that I said out loud no wonder everyone hates transiting in US airports and some people that were next to me started complaining as well.

I understand that their computer system was experiencing difficulties last night.

However, please do not attempt to incite anger on the part of other passengers. I have seen people get detained and possibly arrested for that. Understaffing is not the fault of the individual officers themselves.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 2:16 pm
by OB1504
Quoting LPDAL:
I wonder how well the Haitian/Caribbean hopper operated by Air France out of MIA was doing. As we know, South Florida has an incredible Haitian demographic size, second only to Hispanics in terms of population, so it has to be doing well. Heck, AA has its own "Port Au Prince Check In" at MIA.

Nitpick: AA hasn't had a dedicated PAP counter anymore for nearly two years.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 2:32 pm
by lpdal
Quoting OB1504 (Reply 10):

Nitpick: AA hasn't had a dedicated PAP counter anymore for nearly two years.

They don't always set it up but they do group together all their Creole-speaking agents together at a few counters to avoid slowing down lines due to miscommunication on days where PAP / CAP loads are heavy (which is very common-these flights are some of the highest loads for short INTL flights in the system).

Also, as noted above, F9 axed service from Fort Lauderdale to Cleveland today.

-LPDAL

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:33 pm
by flymia
Quoting OB1504 (Reply 10):
AA hasn't had a dedicated PAP counter anymore for nearly two years.

I have recently seen Port Au Prince Check-In signs set up near counters. Makes sense due to the language issues and luggage issues. Its not its own counter, but I have seen the PAP flights have signs saying that flight check in here.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 4:16 pm
by miaintl
Quoting Miami (Reply 7):

You said MIA officials are about to announce a new airline service. I wonder if EI would be it? If EI will fly to MIA would it affect TK and OS traffic?

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 4:39 pm
by Miami
Quoting miaintl (Reply 13):

I'm done. Did you just say Aer Lingus coming to MIA will affect TK's performance in MIA?!

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 4:43 pm
by MAH4546
Quoting Miami (Reply 14):

Quoting miaintl (Reply 13):

I'm done. Did you just say Aer Lingus coming to MIA will affect TK's performance in MIA?!

Stop feeding the troll and ignore it.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 4:52 pm
by IAHflyer97
So I've got a question.

Living in Houston, I see first hand of how difficult it can be to accommodate many foreign carriers at once.

How does MIA handle their huge number of foreign carriers? Any future construction or new gates?

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 6:04 pm
by MAH4546
Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 16):
Living in Houston, I see first hand of how difficult it can be to accommodate many foreign carriers at once.

How does MIA handle their huge number of foreign carriers? Any future construction or new gates?

MIA is an unusually high percentage of its gates as widebody gates, and the majority of gates are international gates. Only a small amount of domestic-only gates.

IIRC, every single gate in the American Airlines terminal is an international gate.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:56 pm
by Miami
Quoting mah4546 (Reply 15):
Stop feeding the troll and ignore it.

You're right.

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 16):
How does MIA handle their huge number of foreign carriers?

AA has made Iberia go to F because there simply isn't enough gates. AA has paid MIA to renovate the Satellite Terminal so they can have gates there.

http://www.thenextmiami.com/index.ph...nal-accommodate-american-airlines/

They also have remote stands by the Satellite, North, and South Terminal. Though, the aircraft would later be taken to a gate for boarding.


Like this:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7329/16465307621_f6714b452f_b.jpgCC-BBD by bwi2muc, on Flickr

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 16):
Any future construction or new gates?

Yep, but not anytime soon; unfortunately.

Take a look:

http://www.thenextmiami.com/index.ph...cement-will-take-decades-complete/

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 1:52 am
by greenjet
Quoting LPDAL (Reply 11):
Also, as noted above, F9 axed service from Fort Lauderdale to Cleveland today.

Does that just leave TTN and CVG for F9 from FLL? Endangered animals...

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:41 am
by kaminari
Quoting greenjet (Reply 19):
Quoting LPDAL (Reply 11):
Also, as noted above, F9 axed service from Fort Lauderdale to Cleveland today.

Does that just leave TTN and CVG for F9 from FLL? Endangered animals...

Yeah, I think October is when their last flight from FLL will end. I guess that gives G4 more room to grow in C Concourse, but I'll miss those animals. Below is a photo of the last CLE F9 flight that left FLL today.


RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:49 am
by arielwar
The news A380 gates for BA is going to finally be the E6-E8 gates. No more going to be D1-D2.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:51 am
by Miami
Quoting arielwar (Reply 21):

D1-D2 is currently being converted to an A380.  

Where did you hear this? I know E6-E8 is being converted but D1-D2 is as well.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 3:04 am
by arielwar
Quoting Miami (Reply 22):

D1-D2 is not, D2 is just out of service because of a massive leak on the jet bridge area. BA refuse to move because of a lack of lounge for their passengers. American Express took their former lounge and the D15 lounge is too small for AA,Qatar and BA as well.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 3:07 am
by Miami
Quoting arielwar (Reply 23):
D1-D2 is not, D2 is just out of service because of a massive leak on the jet bridge area. BA refuse to move because of a lack of lounge for their passengers. American Express took their former lounge and the D15 lounge is too small for AA,Qatar and BA as well.

This is all new to me. D1-D2 was the original plan. As far as I'm concerned.


May I ask, how do you know?

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:31 pm
by lpdal
Foxy the Fox (yep, that's what F9 branded him as) almost looks sad in that picture.

F9's biggest mistake IMO, was not moving to the ULCC model, but removing the LiveTV, which set them apart from the other ULCC competitors.

Quoting greenjet (Reply 19):

Does that just leave TTN and CVG for F9 from FLL? Endangered animals...

SKED, yes. SEAS, they have service to STL:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7310/16424872865_b1584e8a0a_c.jpg
LPDAL's Photostream on Flickr - Photo Sharing

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/15803125923_8403e90474_c.jpg
LPDAL's Photostream on Flickr - Photo Sharing

MIA has F9 service to Atlanta, Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, and Washington-Dulles.

As I said yesterday, I'll post pictures of the FLL Sky Club once I clear TSA this afternoon.

-LPDAL

[Edited 2015-05-30 06:00:53]

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:00 pm
by lpdal
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FLL Delta Sky Club Renovation Update - May 30th, 2015
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I haven't flown Delta in a while, and so I was shocked when I found a renovated Sky Club in the middle of FLL's Terminal 2. They have changed the signage to make it more visible, re-did the entryway inside, installed blue moodlighting, and a host of other small, aesthetic improvements:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7798/17651554053_00cc7ccb76_c.jpg
LPDAL's Photostream on Flickr - Photo Sharing

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8878/18268346162_63171b8729_c.jpg
LPDAL's Photostream on Flickr - Photo Sharing

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7766/18268337292_55a6e695ec_c.jpg
LPDAL's Photostream on Flickr - Photo Sharing

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8833/17651526173_786a805f47_c.jpg
LPDAL's Photostream on Flickr - Photo Sharing

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8867/18084310068_8a178c140b_c.jpg
LPDAL's Photostream on Flickr - Photo Sharing

Gotta run now, my flight departs at 1:10 PM EST and it's currently 1:00 PM EST!

-LPDAL

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 7:59 pm
by Miami
JAL is scheduled to take delivery of its first 787-9 soon. Hopefully they can announce MIA as a future 789 destination.


In my opinion, the 789 is the most logical/perfect aircraft for this route.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:19 pm
by Miami
Centurion Lounge at MIA is set to open soon.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:47 pm
by VAM8789
Quoting Miami (Reply 27):
JAL is scheduled to take delivery of its first 787-9 soon. Hopefully they can announce MIA as a future 789 destination.


In my opinion, the 789 is the most logical/perfect aircraft for this route.

I am surprised they haven't already announced MIA given they've been flying the 788 for a few years now.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:07 pm
by mariner
Quoting LPDAL (Reply 25):
F9's biggest mistake IMO, was not moving to the ULCC model, but removing the LiveTV, which set them apart from the other ULCC competitors.

Very few people want the Live TV. The take-up rate is very low.

mariner

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:50 pm
by greenjet
Quoting kaminari (Reply 20):
Yeah, I think October is when their last flight from FLL will end. I guess that gives G4 more room to grow in C Concourse, but I'll miss those animals. Below is a photo of the last CLE F9 flight that left FLL today.

Nice atmospheric shot. G4 will offer 112% more seats in Q3 2015 from FLL than it did in the same quarter last year. It will become the airline's ninth largest market. FLL will also see 16% yoy growth from B6 and 9% growth from NK in the same period. Decent numbers given the size of existing B6 and NK operations.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 12:32 am
by 727LOVER
Quoting Miami (Reply 27):
JAL is scheduled to take delivery of its first 787-9 soon. Hopefully they can announce MIA as a future 789 destination.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Daniel Gorun



  

Colorwise, KL, NH or CX would be better.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:58 am
by Miami
Quoting VAM8789 (Reply 29):
I am surprised they haven't already announced MIA given they've been flying the 788 for a few years now.

True, but the 789 would perform better than the 788.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:23 pm
by flymia
Quoting Miami (Reply 28):
Centurion Lounge at MIA is set to open soon.

Any time frame in soon? It was suppose to open in May. Hopefully will open in the next few weeks. Have two flights coming up in July leaving MIA flying AA would love to use it!

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:38 pm
by Miami
Quoting flymia (Reply 34):
Hopefully will open in the next few weeks

As far as I know is "early this month"

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:18 pm
by Miami
AZUL will be increasing VCP-FLL service from December 2, 2015 to February 14, 2016. Going from 10 to 12 weekly.

Schedule:
AD8702 VCP1000 – 1530FLL 332 x26
AD8704 VCP2340 – 0500+1FLL 332 D

AD8703 FLL0830 – 1945VCP 332 x26
AD8705 FLL1845 – 0556+1VCP 332 D


http://airlineroute.net/2015/06/02/ad-fllmco-dec15/

[Edited 2015-06-02 08:18:26]

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:20 pm
by Miami
Anyone on board with Emirates doing DXB-LHR-MIA?   


Rumor: EK Has Plans For DXB-LHR-USA (by adamh8297 May 29 2015 in Civil Aviation)

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:42 pm
by Miami
Air Berlin To Resume TXL-MIA (by Miami Jun 2 2015 in Civil Aviation)

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:58 am
by Miami
The Centurion Lounge opens to the public this Thursday.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:44 am
by lpdal
MIA was featured on COPS tonight on Fox:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7747/18217676058_19a5aed527_c.jpg
LPDAL's Photostream on Flickr - Photo Sharing

-LPDAL

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:55 am
by Miami
Quoting LPDAL (Reply 40):

No way.. Can't believe I missed it! Was this a brand new episode?

[Edited 2015-06-02 19:58:42]

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:08 am
by lpdal
Quoting Miami (Reply 41):

No way.. Can't believe I missed it! Was this a brand new episode?

I thought it was a new one, but checking cable listings, it's actually just a re-run. It's Season 22, Episode 35, "
Coast to Coast #173" originally aired on 7/24/2010. Still a thrilling episode, though.

-LPDAL

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:21 pm
by Miami
Centurion lounge opens tomorrow.

Some info:

http://thecenturionlounge.com/media/W1siZiIsIjIwMTUvMDQvMjEvOHh1ajZjcHo4bV9BTUVYX0NlbnR1cmlvbkxvdW5nZV9NSUFNYXAuanBnIl1d/AMEX-CenturionLounge-MIAMap.jpg?sha=dc30ad52b3efff5b

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:04 am
by 777Jet
Quoting LPDAL (Reply 40):
MIA was featured on COPS tonight on Fox:
Quoting Miami (Reply 41):
No way.. Can't believe I missed it! Was this a brand new episode?
Quoting LPDAL (Reply 42):
I thought it was a new one, but checking cable listings, it's actually just a re-run. It's Season 22, Episode 35, "Coast to Coast #173" originally aired on 7/24/2010. Still a thrilling episode, though.

Hope this is one of the episodes they show here in the Land Down under.

We get replays of Cops most nights but I have no idea how old the episodes are - other than they are very old episodes  

I'll keep an eye out for this episode being shown here in about 2 decades LOL  

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:50 am
by flymia
Quoting Miami (Reply 39):
Quoting Miami (Reply 43):

Awesome. Will have to get to MIA a little bit early for my next flight!

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:45 am
by Miami

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:54 am
by greenjet
I saw MIA's Emilio Gonzalez on a JetBlue flight from JFK to FLL last night. He was allowed to board prior to the commencement of preboarding (always thought that was a nonsensical term). Nice perk.

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:56 am
by Miami
Quoting greenjet (Reply 47):

Flying into FLL, eh?   

RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 5

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:03 am
by greenjet
Quoting Miami (Reply 48):
Flying into FLL, eh?

Also, very chatty with the staff. Cue rumors that B6 are to switch ops to MIA