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United Terminal at MIA closing early due to TSA shortage

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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:43 pm
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United Terminal at MIA closing early due to TSA shortage

From https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/10/polit...own/index.html :

Miami International Airport will close a terminal early for three days because of a shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners, airport spokesman Greg Chin said Thursday.

The security checkpoints in terminal G will be closed after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, he said.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 6:25 am
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Heard this was coming from a family friend working within Washington last week.

The shutdown is also effecting numerous non-consumer facing aviation entities as well; ATC, FFDO, FAA, etc.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 6:45 am
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Yikes! Whilst it's good they move the impacted flights to other terminals, one question remains: what happens to pax wanting to access services in the original terminal (i.e. lounge) can they can get at it airside?

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The shutdown is also effecting numerous non-consumer facing aviation entities as well; ATC, FFDO, FAA, etc.
Last I checked ATC is a customer facing entity. If you can't get clearance to take off and the flight gets cancelled you can't get more customer facing than that
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Old Jan 11, 19, 9:47 am
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Security checkpoints to United gates at MIA closing

I was told because of TSA staff shortage terminal G checkpoints closed this weekend.

What is best alternative Terminal to go to to get to United gates?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 9:59 am
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There is no alternative. The G-concourse will be closed. Flights will operate out of a different concourse, likely H as UAL already operates from the H-concourse.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 10:45 am
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And that means layoffs / furlough for the people who work the secondary facilities, e.g., food, news, and other vendors.

The greater worry is the ATC controller who does show up and is distracted worrying about paying his bills.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 10:55 am
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And that means layoffs / furlough for the people who work the secondary facilities, e.g., food, news, and other vendors.

The greater worry is the ATC controller who does show up and is distracted worrying about paying his bills.
With the way the compensation structure is set and the census of the current ATC specialists, I wouldn’t worry too much about the latter.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 11:27 am
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Any word of similar things happening at other United stations? Or is this confined to Miami for now?
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Old Jan 11, 19, 11:29 am
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Looks like MIA is living up to its name

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Old Jan 11, 19, 11:34 am
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Any word of similar things happening at other United stations? Or is this confined to Miami for now?
This has nothing to do with UA. There are a number of stations where checkpoint times are being reduced. At MIA, this was doable because it affects very few flights and those affected are simply being processed through another terminal.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 11:47 am
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For speculative discussion of the TSA situation, please join the conversation in
TSA slowdown / sickout

TSA and US Government Shutdown

Let's focus the discussion on announced impacts on UA travelers, such as in MIA

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Old Jan 11, 19, 11:49 am
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Yikes. MIA is not the best place in the world to queue to begin with.

I'm flying MIA-JFK in 2 weeks out of S. I assumed I'd be fine,

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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
This has nothing to do with UA. There are a number of stations where checkpoint times are being reduced. At MIA, this was doable because it affects very few flights and those affected are simply being processed through another terminal.
I do understand the situation is out of UA's control. I was just curious to see what the impact will be on the UA network, if anything substantial at all.
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I do understand the situation is out of UA's control. I was just curious to see what the impact will be on the UA network, if anything substantial at all.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
This has nothing to do with UA. There are a number of stations where checkpoint times are being reduced. At MIA, this was doable because it affects very few flights and those affected are simply being processed through another terminal.
Seems like an intelligent move to deal with a trying situation. This would seem to affect a pretty small % of the passengers leaving MIA.

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