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American Airlines Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Some Genius Brought a "Grenade-Shaped Lighter" To MIA and Sparked an Evacuation

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    American Airlines, US Airways Merge; MIA Likely To Keep Status As An International Hub

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain's Crazy Cayman Tweets: "Clearly We Are Fucked"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    American Airlines Passenger Seats Keep Flying Loose On Flights To Miami

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    American Airlines To Lay Off 1,209 People at Miami International Airport

    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.

  • News

    July 26, 2012
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    July 12, 2012

    American Airlines Plane With Pressure Problems

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    American Airlines Workers In Puerto Rico Smuggled Thousands of Cocaine Kilos Into Miami

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Nicki Minaj and Four Other Famous Twitter Quitters

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    American Airlines "Poisoned Food" Caused Passenger's Death, Claims Lawsuit UPDATED

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Eat With The Heat Food Truck Rally Today, Trucks at Hard Rock Tonight

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    MIA Has Seven of Nation's Most Delayed Flights

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Miami Man Dies Aboard Plane, Flight Diverted to Virginia

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Two Caught Bringing Guns to Miami International Airport

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Miami International Airport Reports Record-Breaking Passenger Traffic for First Quarter

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    How Robert Siegmann Sent a Bomb Through the TSA Checkpoint

    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 >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010
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    December 21, 2010

    Tricky Micky: Arison's Heat Doesn't Pay Rent For County-Owned Arena

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Travel Deal: Fly to NYC and Freeze Your Ass Off for Only $79

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Icebox Café Takes Off to Miami International Airport

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    305 Live: Local Hip-Hop News from Trina, Basic Vocab, and Rahsaan

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    News Roundup: Lil Wayne Gets Eight Root Canals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Using Twitter to Bitch About Airlines

    Image via Wikimedia Commons​Yours 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    $46 Million More For Miami International Airport Boondoogle

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2009
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    June 26, 2009

    Carybé Murals Unveiled at MIA

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Fanny Lu to Perform at Bongo's Cuban Cafe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Rodonna Thanksgiving Saga Continues

    If Google News search results are any indication, yesterday's biggest locally relevant story after the gay adoption ruling was the Turkey Day scandal involving Madonna and her A-Rod. Roddy was reportedly planning to ditch his kids to spend the day with the Ciccone youth. People is reporting that Ale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008
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    June 30, 2008
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    June 30, 2008
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    April 11, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Fielding Calls

    Octavio Campos and the 801 crew show their stuff.

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2005
  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Vote for Culture

    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

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    MIA: A User's Manual

    Is our airport the most user-unfriendly in America? No, just one of four really unhappy landing sites.

  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Air Fare

    Serving up crap at MIA - it doesn't have to be so tasteless

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    A Farewell to Art

    Frank Stella created a sculptural masterpiece for Miami's waterfront, but you'll probably never see it here

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Dredge Dirge

    Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Cuba Ordinance 101

    A New Times guide to busting the county's Cuba law

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    DeFede

    Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Deadly Cargo

    Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Mullin

    Just Say No to John Henry

  • News

    April 17, 1997

    Wings and Prayers

    Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion

  • News

    March 13, 1997

    The Dumping Ground

    When family members or cronies need a job, Dade county politicians drop them off at the airport

  • News

    February 29, 1996
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    February 22, 1996

    Smeared for Takeoff

    American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story

  • News

    April 13, 1995
  • News

    April 13, 1995

    First Class All the Way

    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.

  • News

    December 1, 1993

    Toxic Runways

    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.

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