We woke to get ready for a very early flight to Miami. We chose the flight since it was a direct to Miami although the flight leaves daily at 5:20 AM. This was why we stayed over at a hotel. Although the hotel is on the airport grounds, it is a one mile walk to the terminal and portions are not on sidewalk and not doable with luggage. The hotel offers a shuttle 7x24 on either the half hour or every twenty minutes depending on time of day.
Today everything worked like clockwork.
After taking the shuttle, we arrived to the ticket counter. They opened fifteen minutes early. A first, we think. We were early for the opening of TSA so we took a short walk and waited. Surprise. TSA opened twenty minutes early. We then walked for about an hour and headed to the gate. We learned the flight was full. Boarding commenced right on time and was actually organized. The aircraft left right on-time. The flight attendant was one of the best ever. He also had a great voice and a nice sense of humor.
The flight is just over two hours so we passed the time reading and eating breakfast. There was a nice write-up in AARP which was an interview with Ringo Starr.
The flight arrived to Miami a few minutes before the scheduled arrival time.
After landing in Miami and departing the aircraft, we made our way to luggage claim where we were met by the driver Keith arranged. After claiming our luggage we were off to the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Miami. We first stayed there in 2007 for the Gala before the start of the World Cruise and ever since have stayed there on most of our trips to Miami including our last one in November of 2021. It is a full service hotel located in a quieter section of Miami. Upon arrival, we checked in and made our way to our room for the next five nights.
The Four Seasons has been renovated since we were here last and also has new ownership. The rooms have been redone. Below are a few photos we took.
We went on a couple of nice long walks which included stops to pick up items for the cruise such as some liquid products we didn't want to take on the flight and also some snacks for our time at the hotel.
Weather was perfect. We were fortunate to have missed all of the stormy weather from yesterday and previous days.
A couple of photos that Keith took as he sat out for a little while in the afternoon.
Anne Marie & Keith