MIA no free wifi..............

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  1. Gaucho
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    Does this airport really need the incremental revenue so badly that they must charge for WiFi access...???
     
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    MIA profit's up on this charge.;)
     
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    Just another reason to use FLL when possible.
     
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    Well.. yeah, I try to avoid MIA like the plague, but its such a large hub for American and LAN, and travel in general from deep south america that its hard not to have to hit it at some point. I will take DFW over MIA any day....
     
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    To be fair, I think that both Houston airports also dont have free internet, but I recall DFW does offer it.... or am I having another senior moment... (???)
     
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    If you're going to be there a lot just get a club membership or better yet a data card. I find that even when there is free wifi the connection is super slow, hence my LTE data card is very useful.
     
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    Yeah, I get what you mean. Its much easier on the domestic side to aviod that pit than it would be in your situation.
     
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    Yes. How else are we to pay for our new baseball stadium?

    jbcarioca does not complain about this.:)
     
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    You cant possibly be serious. :rolleyes: FLL is the worst by far of all the major Florida airports .. when was the last time you actually flew into/through MIA.

    You want free internet?? become a member of one the airline clubs.
     
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    Booo.... more airports should be like Changi.... free super high speed internet for all.....
     
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    you his spokesperson or something.....? :p
     
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    I pay for Boingo for cases like this, but I was in MIA yesterday and I couldn't even find Boingo on their list of roaming partners!! Had to tether with my phone... :(
     
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    Every airport should have free super high speed internet. Given the outrageous Passenger Service Charges and the incredible concession fees- this should be a must.
     
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    Amen !!!!!
     
  15. estnet
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    But how else are the airline clubs going to get you to pay for them;)
     
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    You think $4.50 is bad? Try $22.40 to use YVR.
    And, YVR already comes with it.
    If you're ever in Canada then you can go by an MLL and enteryour *A number even if you're not departing a *A airline.
    If you need I'll be more than happy to share my AC#.
     
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    I do think $4.50 is bad. $4.50 for what? For a service you as a passenger and a taxpayer have already paid for.
     
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    There is not a single club at Miami that I would pay for. The Club America J is so forgettable that typically I just go and sit at the gate and save myself an escalator ride upstairs.
     
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    I wasn't suggesting it was a good idea (or worthwhile) just that it is one more way for them to get more revenue (from the uneducated and infrequent travelers who don't understand what a bad deal it is)
     
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    I understand estnet. Charging for Internet in airports, hotels, etc really raises my ire.
     
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    Me too:) (along with the expensive hotels that charge for internet while the cheaper ones give it for free!)
     
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    I disagree the premium AA/BA club is one of the best and the kitchen there makes some of the best homemade snacks/wraps/brownies I have ever had. I'll take it over T5 and any flagship lounge any day. (Frankly I think the Luf Chicago club are absolute crap as I would add the food at the first class BA -dinner lounge in Chicago I dont care what any bloggers say. Cheap store bought nonfat yogurt in glass or those awful pretzels does not cut in my book.) Breakfast at IB is the only rival in my view.

    Also, sure MIA has no free internet, and Cuban Mafia/Century Builders stole all the money making if basically bankrupt but I been flying out of it for 25 years and once you know it its actually easier given how close most of the gates were to the upstairs entry/exit (except the now unused G) and the bus terminal that was inside of the airport. I could be home in 10 min if I hit the bus just right. Sadly they ruined it with the "fashionable" improvements like the terminal system, internal airtrains, new transit center etc... One of the worst airports in the world and one of the slowest and always late is Peru Lima on a Sunday.

    Its fashionable to be down on MIA but if you know how to use it, its actually one of the best. I think what people hate about MIA is that its not a cookie cutter white-bread understandable airport and then there's all that Miami cs attitude. All true, but then the some of the SecureWrap personal could be male models or pornstars and the women are fine and don't wear much so that makes up for the dirty carpet, slow internet, late flights and "oh so treat me bad attitude."
     

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