There's a new guy to add to the list of airport travelers you hate, right alongside the lady who can't fathom taking off her high heels at the metal detector, the drunk salesman who pushes out into the aisle the second after the plane lands and, of course, shrieking hell-baby. Say hi to the traveler ... More >>
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 >>
At first maybe we thought Anthony Bourdain hired a new publicist....or got stronger meds because we haven't heard much "bad boy" stuff coming from the author/television host/chef.Instead of the usual snark, bile, and teeth, the new year brought a new Bourdain complete with live-tweeting an episode o ... More >>
Flying can get awfully dull. Strapped into that tiny seat, crammed between a sweating offensive lineman in a business suit and a flu-infected grandma, don't you ever crave some excitement, some freedom?Good news! American Airlines has just the package deal for you. Thanks to a manufacturers' error, ... 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.
An American Airlines plane that took off from Fort Lauderdale is headed for Miami International Airport with cabin pressure problems, NBC reports. The flight took off at 9:15 a.m., but still hadn't arrived at 10:20. There are 147 people aboard.Five people were hospitalized yesterday after severe tur ... 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 >>
Nicki Minaj's fans are pissed. The rap star deactivated her Twitter account (@NickiMinaj) on Sunday after accusing a fan site of leaking music from her album. Although she blocked the site, Nicki decided to say her goodbyes. "Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good fucking bye," sh ... 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 >>
Richard Alvarez/Miami HeatMiami Heat Dancers - for your viewing pleasure.If you've always wanted to have lunch with LeBron James or Dwayne Wade you'll probably have to go through their agents, because these guys probably won't be out and about the AAA today. However, if you want to Eat With The H ... 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 >>
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 >>
Another sign things are slowly getting better in the 305: Miami International Airport reports that 9.3 million passengers somehow survived getting through the airport in the first three months of 2011. That's the highest number of passengers during that part of the year ever for MIA, and a 6.1 pe ... More >>
While our airport has a reputation for bringing constant misery, the past few hours at Miami International Airport have been exceedingly miserable, even by its own standards. First a fuel tank exploded that caused a fire that took hours to put out. Then, even before that situation was controlled, ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanSiegmann and Landini show off their Bomb and gado gado. Hmm, that sounds a bit obscene, huh?Read the first part of this interview with Icebox Café's owner Robert Siegmann and chef Andrea Landini here. C'mon--surely you have time. We know you aren't really working today, anyhow.S ... More >>
A very powerful pig.Even though they lost last night to the Mavs, the LeBron-ified Miami Heat are finally playing like juggernauts. And the team is profiting like one, too, from ticket and paraphernalia sales. In fact, the Micky Arison-owned wunderkinds expect to make more money this season than ... More >>
Tourism officials in both New York City and Miami announced today a joint promotion to encourage travel between the two cities. In conjunction with American Airlines, flights during certain dates this winter will cost only $79 each way. That's a decent, if not exactly unbelievable deal, but we ca ... More >>
One of Icebox Cafe's amazing cakes. Oprah Winfrey has hailed Icebox Café's cakes as some of the best in the country. Now, travelers with a sweet tooth won't have to schlep to Lincoln Road for a slice of raspberry chocolate mousse. This fall, Icebox Café is opening a satellite location at Miami ... More >>
Slip-N-Slide Records-- Trina is gearing up for her new album Amazin' to hit stores on May 4th. With appearances by Keri Hilson, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Lady GaGa, Monica, and others - Trina is set to continue her reign as one of the most successful female rappers in hip-hop. With Amazin', ... More >>
Lil Wayne had his sentencing delayed so he could return to Miami for oral surgery. Well, TMZ said he underwent a marathon session yesterday and got eight -- yes, eight! -- root canals. You'd think that would be punishment enough for his weapon charges, but he'll still likely spend eight months to a ... 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 >>
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 >>
P. Scott CunninghamWhere's the rum, Miami?Last night, Miami International Aiport in cooperation with American Airlines and Miami-Dade County (and thanks to the efforts of the Odebrecht Corporation), unveiled two 50-foot long murals by acclaimed Brazilian artist Carybé.Despite the ceremony feeling l ... More >>
Do you recognize the super-sexy blond cutie in the picture you see at left? You should. This little Colombian bombshell is Fanny Lu. Her 2006 release Lágrimas Cálidas won her all sorts of acclaim, including a nod in the Latin Grammy, six for the Billboard Awards and two in Premios Lo Nues ... More >>
Julie Thomson Halo Lounge on Lincoln Road. Perhaps you didn’t notice, but last Friday Booze Hound was M.I.A. -- or more specifically, was in MIA, checking a $15 bag (damn you, American Airlines!), getting bumped up to first class (thank you, American Airlines!), receiving a 6 a.m. buzz courtesy o ... 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 >>
Octavio Campos and the 801 crew show their stuff.
What exactly does that mean? Today we know it means that two museums will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to build hulking structures in a waterfront park. But on November 2, most people had no clue
Is our airport the most user-unfriendly in America? No, just one of four really unhappy landing sites.
Serving up crap at MIA - it doesn't have to be so tasteless
Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA
Frank Stella created a sculptural masterpiece for Miami's waterfront, but you'll probably never see it here
Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River
A New Times guide to busting the county's Cuba law
Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami
Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.
Just Say No to John Henry
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
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.
Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.