Just over a year after American Airlines declared bankruptcy -- costing 400 Miami employees their jobs and throwing Miami International Airport's future as a global hub into question -- the airline finalized an $11 billion merger with US Airways this morning.What's that mean for MIA? At least in the ... More >>
1,209 workers will find themselves out of work soon. American Airlines has filed a notice with the state that it plans to layoff 1,414 people between November 16 and December 16, just in time for the holidays. The vast majority of those jobs will be coming from Miami International Airport. Updated.
Dave Gordon thought a seat on the board of the Orlando International Airport was all but his. He's the president of an aviation logistics company and has a master's degree in airline administration from Embry-Riddle.However, Gordon claims that he was told by a prominent Republican fundraiser that in ... More >>
Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced the bust of two rings of airport workers based in Puerto Rico who they say smuggled thousands of kilos up and down the east coast, including into Miami and Orlando. The feds indicted 45 people with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and violations of th ... More >>
Harry Agustin Duncan Maslivar, the winner of the male beauty pageant title of Mr. Panama 2004, looks pretty good in black and white stripped swim trunks. He probably won't looks quite as good in black and white stripped prison garb though. That's what he's facing after being popped for trying to ... More >>
The domestic flight baggage carousel at Miami International Airport always makes us nervous. We've arrived in one piece. We're ready to finally get to our destination. The only thing left to do is collect our luggage. Why isn't it on the carousel? Oh my God, someone could have just randomly picke ... More >>
It's been a rough week for American Airlines. Not only did the company file for bankruptcy protection, but a widow is claiming her husband died sweaty after eating the airplane chicken. According to the suit, Miamian Othon Cortes and his wife Raquel were on a flight from Barcelona to New York's JFK ... More >>
No matter our differences, most Miamians can usually agree on one thing: we hate having to deal with Miami International Airport. Yet, as can be said in many cases, at least we're not New Jersey. Newark Airport has 40 of the nations one hundred most-delayed flights flying into or out of its runwa ... More >>
Bad news for techno-exhibitionists, and good news for pretty much everyone else: the days of those full body scans that leave little to the imagination at Miami International Airport security check points will soon be over. The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out new technology ... More >>
Do not piss off US Airways flight attendant Tonialla G. Certainly do not think about snapping a picture of her name tag, because she will have you booted off that plane so quick, and apparently US Airways will comply.Miami photographer Sandy DeWitt claims she was kicked off a Miami-bound fli ... More >>
photo via Jill Tarlow's Twitter Have you heard the one about the 65-year-old business traveler from Phoenix who likes to spice up his life by flying in women's undies? He'd been flying US Airways in his skimpy attire for years, actually -- until this week, when a passenger in Fort Lauderdale ... More >>
A New York-to-Miami flight was diverted to Virginia after a 73-year-old Miami man died aboard the American Airlines plane last night. The man had complained of feeling ill and died while in the air.
We now live a world where you can't even bring large amounts of gel on an airplane, so you'd think that every passenger would make sure they wouldn't bring their gun with them through airport security. Though, apparently two people were stopped at Miami International Airport today with in minutes ... More >>
Open Air Via Flicker CCAt Miami International Airport, somehow, there is always a couple fighting in Spanish. That such a fiery passion wells up alongside colorless cargo packages and old ladies in wheelchairs seems almost magical. It's one of the reasons we recommend arriving early with a box ... More >>
Image via Wikimedia CommonsYours truly recently dealt with an American Airlines screw up that caused her to miss a trip to Hawaii. So after writing a blog post, starting a thread on a local travel community forum and filling out an official contact form to airline customer relations, all that was ... More >>
GAB via Flicker CCJust after midnight last November, Gordon and Barbara Taylor climbed into a privately-chartered, two-propeller airplane at Key West International Airport. Gordon, age 51, had a bad kidney and was on his way to surgery in Gainesville. So the small plane took off northbound in the ... More >>
Already more than $2 billion over budget and more than three years behind schedule, Miami International Airport's north terminal is about to suck more money from Miami-Dade County.Miami-Dade Aviation DepartmentMiami International Airport's north terminal project will end up costing a gazillion dolla ... More >>
Just yesterday the Transportation Security Administration named Miami International Airport the best airport of the year. Today Travel Leisure cobbled together some statistics and named MIA the third-worst airport in America. TSA's award was primarily for improved security measures, while T L to ... More >>
More Flight Cancellations To Come - After the FAA issued orders to airlines to reinspect their planes, American Airlines canceled thousands of flights nationwide. Now Midwest Airlines also began canceling flights affecting flyers across South Florida, although to a lesser extent than it has in other ... More >>
Code Bravo – Code Bravo! This morning, I had just woken from fitful airplane slumber (in which I slowly poured coffee all over my pant leg), and was hurrying through the Orlando terminal to catch an 11:30 connecting flight to Miami to make a meeting – that sort of thing – when suddenly over t ... More >>
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The busy new Homestead airport will be just five miles from Turkey Point
Granted sweeping new powers by Congress, the INS is quickly earning a global reputation for cruel and capricious conduct at Miami International Airport
For some people, African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko was a dream come true. For others he was a nightmare.
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Two parts pragmatism and one part nostalgia keep Miami's last propeller-driven cargo planes skimming the skies
Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion
When family members or cronies need a job, Dade county politicians drop them off at the airport
Airlines that service Miami International Airport throw away up to 600 uneaten meals every day
Aviation pioneer Jean Rich succeeded because she was smart and tough. But when she died, her family and her airline went into a tailspin.
American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
A very special arrangement between a former county official and a private company has been very, very profitable