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Miami Airport experienced "significant water damage" in the storm. It will be closed on Monday the 11th, and they'll determine tomorrow whether they're able to resume flights on the 12th or whether further repairs are necessary. Each airline will decide when to operate once the airport reopens. Miami Beach was evacuated and will not allow people back in ...


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Will it be safe? Yes. The hurricane will be long gone so there will be no danger. Will it be recovered by then? No, it won't. Not fully. the destruction caused will take months and years to rebuild. It took new Orleans a full year after Katrina before they started promoting tourism again. Miami is both a county and a city so the amount of destruction depends ...


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This is not quite an answer to your question, but I think it might be useful due to your recent comment that you're booked on BA (instead of a submarine) and you did ask for suggestions: https://www.britishairways.com/travel/flightops/public/en_gb We are also providing rebook options for customers booked to fly with us to/from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, ...


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The 'Bermuda Triangle' is an urban legend, nothing more. (just gooogle it) In addition, the flight path is nowhere near the triangle, which is much further north. You don't need to be concerned at all.


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Yes: "Cuban nationals applying for admission to the United States, as well as third-country nationals, with a valid visa or other travel authorization issued by the U.S. government may be transported to the United States from Cuba. [...] This includes individuals eligible to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), as administered ...


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You are not required to obtain or use a SunPass transponder to travel on Florida's Turnpike, but it may simplify your life. Of course, if you forego it, you should avoid lanes, booths, or roads indicated as SunPass Only, which will incur a toll-by-plate charge in addition to the toll— and to which your rental car company will add a significant surcharge. As ...


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Perhaps a solution would be to have you (or your husband) rent the car, drive to the Mall of the Americas, as there are stores there that sell baby related products such as a car seat, then come back to the airport and pick you guys up. The Mall is across the highway from Miami International Airport. Or why not buy the car seat while you are in South ...


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Since you have two adults, one of you could drive the rental car from the airport to the hotel, and the other could go with your baby in a taxi or shuttle (or some service that provides a child seat).


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(fine, this particular trip is long finished.....) Lets review the key points: You are renting the car for 10 days, but only want a child seat for one day. Hertz doesn't do that. You are renting the car at an airport. Make two reservations: At the airport for one day, with child seat, returning to a non-airport location. At the same non-airport location, ...


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You can go by public buses to Port of Miami. I can not give you specific details since I do not know from where you will take the bus. Google Maps will offer a great help. Please note if you take a bus you will have to walk from the bus station to the terminal which is a ~10 minutes walk. It is advised to go by car and get dropped off at the terminal. You ...


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According to the US Coast Guard, the Bermuda Triangle is not a real phenomenon. They claim that the agency "does not recognize the existence of the so-called Bermuda Triangle as a geographic area of specific hazard to ships or planes". The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the USA states: The U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ...


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In literally my first Google result, regarding Broward County Transit fares and passes, there is a whole section covering transfers to and from other transit systems. TRANSFERS TO BCT FROM OTHER SOUTH FLORIDA TRANSIT SYSTEMS When transferring from MDT, Palm Tran and Tri-Rail to BCT regular fixed-route bus service, passenger pays $.50 with a transfer ...


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There aren't too many opportunities to observe Miami from the top of a tall building from a "normal" observation deck. In fact, I am pretty sure none currently exist. Given the prevailing weather, rooftop bars are much more common. Some of the highest of these are... FIFTY Nightclub. This rooftop bar, on top of the Viceroy Hotel & Spa in Brickell, is a ...


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It will be safe in October, because it's already safe now. Life is back to normal. If the hotel is still standing, everything is fine. If it is blown away, it won't be back in October (or anytime soon). Only the hotel will know.


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Anecdotally: German license is fine. I have both a German and an international license, and every rental place in every country & state (including Florida) only wanted to see the German one when being offered both. The international one is in my experience quite useless. Caveat: I haven't done that recently in Florida since I have also a US license now, ...


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As of 14 SEP 2017, parts of South Beach are still without power. Your best plan is to stay in contact with your hotel or host. Power should be restored by this weekend and two weeks is enough time for most properties to be fully or near fully operational. Is it safe, yes. Will you have the best experience possible, probably very close. If there are ...


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Here are the current NHC predictions for Tropical Storm Erika. Note that the shaded areas are not the affected areas; they are the potential areas where the center of the storm might end up. A swath around the actual storm track will also be affected, which (depending on where the storm goes and how large it is at that time) may or may not include Miami ...


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As of July 2015 there is currently not a location to get a haircut at Miami airport This link lists all of the retail, food, and services at Miami airport has an information page on what to do during a layover including information on art exhibitions at the airport.


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Yes, she needs a C-1 visa to change planes in the US, because the US has no exit border controls, so domestic and international flights aren't segregated in the departures area. In addition, it is possible to exit the departures area without any checks. Thus, anyone touching down at a US airport must enter the US. This fact is stated in Timatic, the ...


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No, but the Day Pass for Broward is only $5. Also, they use different fare cards so they couldn't offer coop service if they wanted to.


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Yes, if you go through US preclearance in Nassau, and fly on a single booking, then your luggage will be transferred to your connecting flight for you in Miami.


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Yes, rental car companies in Florida are well aware how German drivers licenses look, and used to them (they see probably a hundred every day). Getting an international drivers license for Florida is a waste of money, as they typically don't know them, and often reject them (they shouldn't - but the checkout clerk does not know them, and what can you do). [...


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Parking can get really expensive depending on where you go. There are not much parking spaces available in the areas like the coastal regions of Miami Beach. Also, traffic sometimes get congested as well. If you won't be travelling around much (from Key to Key, and into far neighborhoods) then I would suggest you stick with Taxi/Uber/Lyft. Miami is a big ...


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You do not need a real visa as Spanish and British passport holder but you need an ESTA which is basically a simplified electronic visa offered to a number of countries part of the visa waiver program. For the layover is Miami, you will receive your bags and have to check them back in. Depending on your arrival time, you may be able to do this right away ...


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Lisbon airport is open 24 hours a day so you could probably stay overnight even if that's uncomfortable. In practice, if you make it to Lisbon (i.e. the airline does not deny boarding), I don't think you would get in trouble. The problem is that the transit must also be “short”. Countries do not always publish a strict guideline beyond that and I haven't ...


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You can get Biometrics for a Canadian Visa done at any USCIS Application Support Center (ASC). The list of ASC's in Florida is on the USCIS website. You can find the instructions for attending an ASC on the Canadian Government website - scroll down to the section entitled "If applying from within the United States"


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I do not live in Miami, however I planned a trip for next month. First I would call the hotel to ensure it will be open and available for use. But it also depends on the area in which you are traveling to, as Florida Keys received one of the biggest hits. I am following hashtags of Miami and Miami beach area and business owners and residents have returned as ...


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As mentioned, Irma will be gone, but the destructions caused by it will be visible for sure at that time. Change your flight, if able. A friend changes his flight from Athens to Miami, with only 100 euros extra charge, because he was afraid that he would be trapped to Constantinopole (transit airport for the flight). After two days the price for a date ...


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