MIA Posts

JFK, LAX, & More To Get Expedited Passenger Screening

Not everything on the TSA’s blog is style over substance (see our last post.)

Back in November, we talked about some of the ways the TSA was considering making security screening more efficient for the lowest-risk travelers. (Read the original post here.)

After a pilot program at several airports in the fall, the PreCheck program will roll out to some of the nation’s busiest hubs in early 2012.

These kinds of changes may be just what the travel industry needs after a very bumpy few years.

The TSA’s Top Finds

There’s no shortage of end-of-year top-ten lists going around, but we think this might be our favorite.

The TSA – which has a much more entertaining blog than one might expect – has published its list of the Top Ten ‘Good Catches’ of 2011.

From adorable wildlife to plastic explosives, after reading this, it’s hard to blame them for making us take off our shoes.

Raleigh Durham and Miami International Raising Airport Parking Rates

One way airports pay for costly maintenance and renovations is to raise rates for premium, on-airport parking.

Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) and Miami International Airport (MIA) are doing just that, raising the daily rate of all on-site parking spaces to $12 and $17 respectively.

This follows last week’s parking rate increase at Sacramento Airport (SMF).

At AirportParkingReservations.com, we offer discounted rates on reserved off-airport parking, saving travelers time, hassle, and expense.

Traffic Up at South Florida Airports

It has been reported that the summer tourist season has bought an increase of passengers to airports in the South Florida region. As well as domestic traffic, the airports in question are also popular with holidaymakers from Latin America and elsewhere, which has helped to contribute to the boost in airport traffic despite modest growth elsewhere.

For instance, Fort Lauderdale Airport has reported an increase of around 8%, while Miami International Airport enjoyed a 9% passenger boost over the year so far. Most of this increase has been down to the continuing popularity of the region as a place for vacations.

This increase in airport traffic can have an impact on passengers looking to park their cars when they are due to take a flight; if you are planning to fly out of either FLL or Miami International Airport, it is definitely worth booking and confirming your airport parking in advance to make sure you get a space exactly when you need it.

One popular option for many travelers is to park in one of the off-site parking lots close to either FLL or MIA, depending on which airport they’re flying from. One of the benefits of using an off-airport parking lot is that it can often save money on the cost of airport parking, and the lot operators also offer shuttle services to take travelers from the lot to the relevant airport terminal.

This can help to reduce the possibility of congestion at the airport and also makes sure travelers are guaranteed a space if they book in advance – if traffic is going to continue to boom at South Florida airports, it certainly makes sense for passengers to reserve their space before they fly.

American Airlines Applies For Brazil routes from Dallas & Miami Airports

American Airlines has filed for permission with the Department of Transport to operate flights from Dallas Airport (DFW) to Rio and Miami Airport (MIA) to Brasilia. The service could start from November this year.

The proposed flights from Miami Airport to Brasilia will be the first of its kind for a US carrier. American Airlines will be able to offer connecting flights to Miami from over 40 US cities.

These routes will be in addition to the already agreed route from JFK to Rio which will begin in November. Such moves shows AA’s interest in connecting the US to latin America, specifically fuelled no doubt by the growth of Brazils economy.