Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving travel week, Miami International Airport hosted its second MIA Airport Instruction and Readiness (MIAair) tour of 2023.
The tour enabled 25 children with special needs to walk through the airport travel experience from start to finish in a safe and controlled environment. Attendees included children from the Atlantic Academy of Miami in Kendall.
The children, accompanied by their teachers, parents, or guardians, practiced entering the airport, getting boarding passes, going through security, and boarding an American Airlines plane. The programme also served as a learning experience for airline and Transportation Security Administration workers at MIA. According to the airport, the goal of the MIAair programme is for anyone – regardless of their disability – to experience the magic and wonder of flight. The tours have welcomed more than 100 families since 2015, resuming in 2023 following a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
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