The contactless mobile platform lets travelers browse menus, order, and pay for their meals before picking up the order.
The program is put together by MIA, concessionaire Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports (URW) and Grab, and is available on MIA’s mobile-friendly website or mobile app. Food venues are searchable by food type and airport terminal. And orders are scheduled for pick-up at pre-set times, so customers don’t have to wait in line.
At Denver International Airport (DEN), the new Eats Delivered program works with At Your Gate. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, passengers can order meals from seven participating restaurants (so far) and have the meals delivered to them anywhere in the terminal, including baggage claim.
More COVID-19 Testing sites at airports
More and more airports are offering on-site COVID-19 testing options.
And this week American Airlines, British Airways, and oneworld announced the launch of an optional coronavirus (COVID-19) testing trial on select flights from U.S. cities to London Heathrow (LHR).
The tests will be free. They’ll be available to customers on American Airlines Flight AA50 from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to LHR; on British Airways Flight BA114 departing New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to LHR; on BA Flight BA268 from Los Angeles (LAX) to LHR.
This part of the program starts on November 25.
The testing includes:
An initial at-home test to be taken 72 hours before departure from the US
A second test upon arrival at LHR
A third test to be taken three days after arrival in the UK
The testing program will then be expanded to American Airlines Flight AA106 from JFK to LHR, on a date yet to be announced.
TSA Talks Turkey. And pie.
And in case you are flying somewhere this Thanksgiving holiday, keep in mind that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a list of foods you may and may not bring as carry-on.
The “yes you may” list includes baked goods, meats (frozen, cooked, or uncooked), stuffing, casseroles, Mac ‘n Cheese, fresh vegetables and fruit, candy, and spices.
The “pack in carry-on” or “have someone else bring it” list includes dishes such as cranberry sauce, gravy, wine, canned fruit or vegetables (the cans have liquid), jams and jellies, and maple syrup.
The project reached a milestone last week with the installation of the 29-foot-high, 740-pound glass and metal part of the sculpture.
The twisting, aerial wave has more than 23,000 aluminum rings and it is now suspended through an oval opening between the ticketing and baggage claim levels in Terminal 1.
The next step is for the artist Jen Lewin to add 2,600 hand-blown glass bulbs, each with a set of LEDs within.
The 8000 LEDs will be then be programmed to use live weather data to alter the sculpture’s color palettes to reflect Minnesota’s seasons and weather conditions.
Below the Aurora, embedded in the floor on the baggage claim level, there will be another part of the sculpture. This will be an interactive cluster of reflective glass platforms representing area lakes.
When people walk, dance, or move on the interactive “lakes,” they will influence the light show in the sculpture above.
Stuck at the Airport’s “5 Things We Love About…” series continues today with a look at some of the notable features and amenities at Miami International Airport (MIA).
Keep in mind that some of the amenities at MIA may be temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 concerns, but we’re confident they’ll return.
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Here are 5 Things We Love About Miami International Airport (MIA)
1. The art at MIA Airport
Miami International Airport (MIA) has a robust collection of permanent public art as well as temporary exhibitions.
Here’s a sampling:
2. The MIA Beach
It started as an April Fool’s joke. But now MIA does have a beach (of sorts) in the terminal.
3. Monitors showing vintage MIA & Miami
Instead of taking down a bank of video flight monitors, MIA and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College use the monitors to show vintage film clips.
4. Local Caribbean and Cuban cuisine at MIA
Miami International Airport (MIA) is a great place to find real – and really great – Cuban and Caribbean meals and keep-you-awake Cuban coffee. Just a few of the places to find local flavor at MIA include Bongo’s Cuban Cafe, La Carreta, Cafe La Carreta, Cafe Versailles, Estefan Kitchen Express, Ku-Va Restaurant and Bar..
5. Cool Souvenirs at MIA
Travelers can find some unique souvenirs at Miami International Airport.
Our favorites include stone crabs packed for travel, hand-rolled Cuban-style cigars and travel gear from the colorful Britto shop.
Located near downtown Miami on 3,230 acres of land, Miami
International Airport (MIA) was founded in 1928 and is now the country’s third-busiest
airport for international passengers and one of the busiest airports in the
MIA serves more than 45 million passengers a year with a
line-up of more than 100 air carriers offering flights to more than 160
destinations, including more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than
any other U.S. airport.
Moving walkways travel from the Central
Terminal to the MIA Mover Station, which connects to the Rental Car Center.
Above the North Terminal Concourse D, MIA’s Skytrain
runs from one end of the concourse to the other, with 4 stations tops.
Wi-Fi at Miami International Airport
Complimentary Wi-Fi (with advertising) is
available throughout MIA via the MIA-WiFi Network. Other services are available
via Boingo for a fee. Power charging stations are located throughout the
Relief areas at Miami International Airport for pets and services animals
For pets and service animals, MIA has enclosed
areas with synthetic grass, fire hydrants, disposable bags, and sinks.
Pet/service animal relief
areas at MIA are located post-security in Concourse D, F, G and J. Outdoor
areas are at the arrival level in Concourse D, E, and J.
Pet therapy program at Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport’s pet therapy
program, the Miami Hound Machine, brings certified dogs and their owners into
the airport to de-stress and hang out with travelers. The team’s schedule and
appearances are shared on the MIA’s social media accounts.
Play area for kids at Miami International Airport
Plane Fun is a unique, interactive children’s area. Located
Concourse E, near Gate E5 and accessible from Concourse D as well.
Lounges at Miami International Airport
In addition to VIP clubs and lounges at MIA for American
Airlines and for other airlines that welcome guests based on ticket category,
membership or credit card affiliation, there is a Military Hospitality Lounge pre-security
on the 2nd level of the airport, and a Club America lounge that
offers days passes.
There are a wide variety of shopping options at Miami
International Airport. Local and unusual shops include Bayside
Brush (hairbrushes and grooming essentials), Books4Travel, Britto (Brazilian
pop-artist-inspired gifts and accessories), Cuba Crafters (hand-rolled cigars),
Cubavera and Havana Collection (fashion) and many shops selling Miami and
Florida-themed souvenirs. Tip: My Ceviche (North
Terminal, Concourse D) packs Florida Stone Crabs to go.
Quiet spaces at Miami International Airport
Travelers at Miami International Airport will
find a yoga room in Terminal H.
A non-denomination chapel is located on the
first level of Terminal D, between arrivals and Carousel 22. A quiet
multisensory room is located on Concourse D, post-security, adjacent to TSA
Art and exhibitions at Miami International Airport
Historical airport footage and archival
footage of celebrities such as Bob Hope arriving at Miami International Airport
run continuously on the screens of a bank of old-style flight monitors on MIA’s
Concourse F. The clips are from the Wolfson Moving Image at Miami Dade College and include vintage footage of MIA from 1950s and
1960s; celebrities arriving at the airport from the 1950s to the 1980s; home
movies filmed in Miami between the 1920s and 1960s; and the 1940s
Other amenities at Miami International Airport
Other passenger amenities at Miami
International Airport include spas, water bottle refill stations, and
standalone MIAmamas pods for nursing mothers on each concourse,
Hotel at Miami International Airport
The pet-friendly Miami International Airport Hotel (MIA Hotel) is inside the airport terminal, on Concourse E, at the Departure level. Day rates are available form 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Air Margaritaville is adjacent to the lobby; the Viena farm to table restaurant is on the hotel’s 7th floor.
Activities and attractions nearby Miami International Airport
Staff at the MIA Information Center on the 2nd
level of Central Terminal E can offer ideas on what to do near Miami
International Airport if you have a long layover between flights.