Ft. Lauderdale airport, I salute you

Ft. Lauderdale airport, I salute you:
Over the years, I’ve had lots of reasons, business and personal, to fly
to the south Florida area. As my Southwest preference makes Ft.
Lauderdale’s airport an often-visited spot, I’ve struggled through
years of their construction. They’ve finally got it down. Even if they
didn’t have the cool aquariums and new rental car center minutes from
baggage claim, I’d still give them thumbs up as they’ve flipped on a
switch for free wi-fi. That’s right, free. Just like the air conditioning.

  • Hudge

    while they were at it, why not a free lunch, too?

  • lcreekmo

    No no Bill. Don’t complain!! This is something SORELY missing in every other airport I’ve ever been in. Next time I go somewhere, I hope it’s near Ft. Lauderdale! I was thru BWI last week and they have signs all over talking about their wi-fi. It’s only in the food court [uck] AND it was broken. Ridiculous.

  • Hudge

    Irony is such a lost art. I am not complaining – I think it’s great, but the semantics are messed up. I am merely pointing out that TANSTAAFL – there is no such thing as a free lunch, or maybe link would be more appropriate here. Access is not FREE. Someone is paying for it, and as even rexblog conceded, passengers through there are paying for it ultimately, disguised as part of a fee the airport charges. It’s not even free for people such as I who try very hard to avoid traveling with a computer; but even so, I am not complaining because I have benefited from being able to communicate with those who do when they are in an airport.
    What rexblog really meant is that there is not a separate and visible fee for access, as there is in other places.

  • Blair Stilwell

    There may not be free lunches, but if the airport fees are still less than those at MIA, it’s worth it. The airfares are for FLL are even better because they aren’t competing with more international traffic at MIA.

    When I went on a cruise a few years ago, I also liked that FLL was basically walking distance to Port Everglades. It took more time to load a shuttle than to drive there. The people watching is much better at MIA though.

  • lcreekmo

    I don’t mind paying for my wifi. I just need my fix.

  • Gaby

    Very interesting blog!