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Last week PC World Magazine recognized FLL as one of the country’s “Techiest Airports”. Broward County’s own FLL ranked 11th overall among the 40 busiest airports in the country for high tech amenities. Recently, PC World spent a day at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport testing Wi-Fi, cellular coverage, electrical outlet availability, etc. FLL ranked first in cell coverage, third in Wi-Fi, and eighth in tech-friendly terminals.
Passengers in Terminal 3 will notice significant improvements. The changes are for passenger safety and to enhance the overall customer experience. The escalators have been replaced and relocated from the middle to the front of the terminal providing space for relocating the two checkpoints. The new checkpoint at Concourse F recently opened with an added screening lane and larger queuing area. This should help with the flow of passengers. The upgraded checkpoint at Concourse E and post security concessions are schedule to open in early 2013.
Improvements for Concourses E and F scheduled for next year include replacing carpeting with terrazzo flooring and new seating in the gate waiting area.
Thomas Cook Canada now offers flights from FLL to Canada’s Pearson International Airport. The weekend flights are available through April.
Flights will operate out of two different terminals. Arrivals will take place in Terminal 4. For departures, passengers will check-in and drop off their baggage in Terminal 4. Then proceed to their gate located in Terminal 3, Concourse F.
The 2011-12 program will involve approximately 60 Thomas Cook Canada flights each week with six Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
For more information, visit Thomas Cook Canada or call 1-888-599-0789.
JetBlue Airways announced additional service next spring from Jamaica’s capital and largest city. It will launch twice-daily nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport beginning April 30, 2012. For reservations, contact JetBlue or call 800-538-2583.
JetBlue’s schedule between Fort Lauderdale and Kingston:
Passengers will fly on JetBlue's Embraer E190 and the 150-seat Airbus A320. The E190 offers two-by two, comfortable all-leather seating. The airline's customers also enjoy free movies on personal seatback TVs, a first-checked bag free, and unlimited, complimentary snacks and drinks.
Starting May 24 travelers will have a new and convenient way to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico on AirTran Airways. Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways will add two daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the island nation.
Currently, reservations for AirTran must be booked on their web site or by calling AirTran reservations at 800-247-8726.
American Airline passengers won’t have to walk far to check-in at the airline’s new Ticket Counters. American recently moved from Concourse F to Concourse E in Terminal 3.
Earlier this month, American added a second daily flight to Port Au Prince and will add service to Dallas and Chicago in February. American will operate an average of 17 flights a day.
To schedule a flight, visit American Airlines or call 1-800-433-7300.