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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:22 AM

Miami airport to close terminal as gov shutdown continues

Source: abcnews/AP




MIAMI Jan 11, 2019, 8:42 AM ET


Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend due to the government shutdown because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport's normal rate.

Friday marks the first day screeners will miss a paycheck, and airport spokesman Greg Chin said there's a concern there won't be enough workers to handle all 11 checkpoints during normal hours over the weekend.

Chin said Terminal G will close at 1 p.m. Saturday, reopen for flights Sunday morning and close again at 1 p.m. that day. The terminal serves United Airlines along with smaller carriers. Its closure means restaurants and shops that depend on departing flights also will close..............................

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/miami-airport-close-terminal-gov-shutdown-continues-60309558



Another example of the #TrumpShutDown affecting small businesses.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:35 AM

1. k&R

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:55 AM

2. Things like this may actually help reopen the govt, as business people start being affected.

Business people who can't catch a local plane to conduct business....that starts affecting their business revenue, and they'll make sure their reps hear about that.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:11 AM

3. Florida people, call Rubio and Scott

I just did -- local and DC. I will fax later.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:20 AM

4. There are 87,000 flights per day in this country..............

This information is in November 2018........................for Miami alone

http://www.miami-airport.com/library/pdfdoc/Monthly%20Traffic%20Reports/November%202018%20Monthly%20%20Calendar%20Yr%20Traffic%20Report.pdf

AIR CARRIER 29,205
AIR TAXI 3,454
GENERAL AVIATION 1,534 % CHG OVR 2018 2017 % CHG OVR
MILITARY 68 NOV 17 NOV 17 CYTD CYTD 2017 CYTD
------------------ ------------------ ------------------ ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
TOTAL 34,261 34,810 -1.58 377, 941 375,008 0.78

so they have about 100 flights a day on average going out..............and if one terminal is shut down.................the ripple effect occurs because there are only so many gates in each terminal..................but the orange temper tantrum.............does not get that treatment, he gets his VIP treatment where the airport is shut down and the air space is restricted.................

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:45 PM

5. Great, I'm supposed to fly to Miami in March....

looks like I'll need to allow an extra day. Boo. And, this is not really about me, I can do that, but for the businesses to lose all that revenue, that's much worse.

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