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Discussion in 'MIA/FLL/PBI | South Florida Area Airports' started by stuartfla, Feb 8, 2011.
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Everything you wanted to know about South Florida airports?
I am sure you have the answer, is the new sky train at MIA useful if your gates are 1-20 or your going to the AC down in what used to be the A terminal? (Heard it was much faster to walk even with my runway stroll pace)
You think I will change my story ? Even with your runway stroll you will make it from the Priority Security to the AC faster then the train, now if your leaving on a Eagle flight at the other end, then take the train wins. It is true I just think they could have done much better planning, access and spacing for it - the elevators make things a bit quicker too.
Gracias Senor Stuartfla! Runway stroll or elevators it is
Let us know how the timing works out. MIA has also just recently opened some more retail outlets throughout D - eating and shopping both.
Si! Eating and Shopping are on my daily agenda......
I share the eating with you...try LaCarretta under the Admirals Club around 31. It is a cafeteria but good authentic Cuban and very fresh. There is usually a line but worth the wait.
How many MIA airside concourse connections are there now? Just D <-> E?
The North Terminal is D and inclusive of the old A and connects to E via a pedestrian ramp airside. The Central terminal (other then E) and South terminal are not connected airside. See map above - subject to change as E is due to be revamped and the high e-gates and train to it is scheduled to be demolished.
Lame. Airports should always have airside connections. How are people supposed to lounge hop?!
There is much at MIA to call lame but as Stuartfla points out, it has been getting better and all OneWorld alliance carriers will soon be exclusively in the two connected terminals (D and E) while the other alliances may not fare as well.
Also there is much talk of some co-terminal service (FLL-PBI- Key West) to be added as feeders for MIA via Eagle flights.
IIRC all these routes were flown 10-20 years ago...
Ar you sure MIA- FLL was ever a route? If it was I find it hard to believe that would return, although PBI could make more sense.
It is only 17 miles between MIA and FLL? per mapquest?
I am pretty sure that it existed in the late 80s or maybe even early 90s, though I can't find any evidence of it at the moment. Of course it wasn't an O&D route, but simply a way to provide connections between the big airport and a sizable outlying area, sort of like UA's classic SFO-OAK flight and longer-lived LAX-SNA flight.
There were occasional positioning flight on the EA timetable in the 70s and early 80s. A flight would come from the north to FLL, drop pax and fly over to MIA, do the same drop at MIA, and then head back with a load from MIA in the morning. I rode that route a couple of times and it was almost empty on the FLL-MIA leg.
It would seem an commuter connector between PBI and MIA would make sense today in particular for AA
That is very similar milage as say SAN and LAX where eagle is feeding the LAX hub so this makes sense as would MIA and Naples, Sarasota, Melbourne, and Gainesville.
Almost all of those existed on the AA network back in the 90s, I believe. MIA-APF was certainly there, operated by Saab 340s.
The only left now at APF is Gulf Coast Air!
I think Copa or another puddle jumper company operates there as well?
Copa does not fly to Naples but Gulf does
That drive is hell, though... That said, that short hop makes no sense for airlines to have, it'd be expensive.