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Miami International Airport

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Miami International Airport Was an Epic Catastrophe Last Night

    Considering that lightning-filled monsoons sweep across Dade County every afternoon this time of year, waiting out weather delays at Miami International Airport is par for the course. The morass travelers encountered last night at MIA, though, was anything but typical. A double-whammy of busted co ... More >>

  • 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

    April 18, 2013

    Suspected Bomb Addressed to President Obama Found in Sweetwater

    Miami-Dade county is currently experiencing at least its fifth bomb square this week as police are investigating a suspected bomb found in Sweetwater. In an added odd twist, the bomb was apparently addressed to President Obama, among others. 

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Customs Has Snatched $86 Million in Fake Louis Vuitton, Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones at MIA

    In a blow to everyone who has expensive taste but low quality standards and lower bank accounts, Customs and Border Protections agents have snagged more than $86 million in fake luxury goods at Miami International Airport over the past six months. In fact, they've intercepted more than 505 shipments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Singer for Crappy Band Lights Over Paris Arrested at Miami International Airport on Fraud Charges

    Not many people have heard of the band Lights Over Paris, but that didn't stop frontman Robert Mawhinney from trying to live like an A-list rockstar.Unfortunately, he was arrested at Miami International Airport earlier this month on fraud charges.

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    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 26, 2012

    President Obama Is in Town Tonight: Here's How to Avoid Traffic

    It's always exciting when the president of the United States comes to town, but the downside is that the motorcade ties up traffic. President Obama drops by once again tonight for a private fundraiser, followed by an event at the Fillmore Miami Beach with singer Marc Anthony. Here's his itinerary an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Eric Ripert: Miami Airport Stinks, But Try La Carreta ... and Other Recommendations

    ​While it's safe to say that every Miamian has a different opinion about what to love about our fair city -- the amazing weather, pristine beaches, exciting nightlife, fine dining -- we will probably agree on one thing: Miami International Airport sucks. Plan on spending an extra few hours on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    MIA Among U.S. Airports With the Most Heart-Healthy Food, Report Says

    ​In our experience, trips to Miami International Airport are anything but good for our health. Between the stress of parking and getting through security to the greasy cheese pizza we shovel down before running onto a flight, every airport trip feels like it takes a year off our life.But according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Ten Reasons Miami International Airport Burst Into Flames Yesterday

    "We didn't start the fire..." Then who did?​As we reported yesterday, Miami International Airport mysteriously burst into flames. The incident caused massive delays, an untold amount of damage, and both tourists and locals to lose their shit.But what really happened to cause the fire? We brought i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Fire and Bomb Scare: It's Been a Real Bad Morning for Miami International Airport

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Can of Hair Spray Causes Bomb Scare at MIA, Update: Actually, It Was a Bullet Part

    ​A can of hair spray caused a bit of a scare at Miami International Airport today when it caused a piece of luggage to explode. Workers were panicked when the luggage exploded while they were unloading it from an American Airlines flight. The Miami-Dade bomb squad, airport and fire rescue official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    MIA Ranked One of the Worst Airports to Be Stranded At in The World

    ​There's nothing fun about being stranded in an airport. If you're traveling, there's usually somewhere you really, really want to get to, and trying to make yourself comfortable for hours at a time in those uncomfortable airport chairs can make for a miserable time. TripExtras.com asked more than ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Justice Yeldham Brings Blood, Noise, and Performance Art to Churchill's Tonight

    ​In a joint effort to foist some seriously intense shit on an unsuspecting public, Roofless Records and Laundry Room Squelchers dragged notorious noise offender Justice Yeldham (AKA Lucas Abela) from his microphone and glass-filled hole in Sydney, Australia. They disguised him in khakis and sport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    This May Was the Hottest in Miami on Record

    Our poor understanding of science leads us to believe that any iguanas not killed by the cold snap will turn into this creature during the summer.​First we had a winter so brutally cold, by our standards anyway, that it literally killed iguanas, and now the warmer months are already shaping up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    MIA Loses Local Travelers, is Still the Soap Opera of The Skies

    Open Air Via Flicker CC​At 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    $5.2 Million Worth of Designer Knock-Offs Seized at MIA

    ​We're pretty sure the ornately logo-ed purse trend has been done with for a while. Now that we're all "recessionistas" ladies who can still afford luxury leather goods prefer to buy expensive bags with the designer brand only noticeable to discerning eyes. Touting around a purse that co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    3,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus Siezed at MIA Will Head Back to Egypt

    ​We can only imagine the wacky stuff people try to get through customs at Miami International Airport, but a 3,000-year-old sarcophagus certainly stands out. The fancy ancient Egyptian coffin belonged to a fellow named Imesy sometime around 1,000 B.C. but was stolen from Egypt in 18 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Sushi Maki Rolls Out a Restaurant at MIA

    What the MIA Sushi Maki looks like after a couple of sakes​The "sushi-roll cutting" ceremony took place on Wednesday, so it's now official: The omnipresent Sushi Maki (restaurants, universities, Whole Foods...) has just opened a 2,000-square-foot, full-service Japanese restaurant in Concourse D of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    News Roundup: LeBron Bests D. Wade

    A suspicious bag led to the temporary shut-down of a concourse at Miami International Airport. [LATimes]More than 100 manatees have turned up dead this year, with many deaths attributed to the cold snap earlier this month. [CBS4]A grandmother in North Miami is being charged with manslaughter after h ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    10 Reasons Why We're Flipping Out about Dolphin Mall's First Ever Restaurant Week

    Jackie SayetHeeeere Flipper, Flipper...​Yesterday the Dolphin Mall announced a new restaurant week promotion, running September 11 - 20.  Here are 10 reasons to dig right in!10. There's nothing quite like spending 9/11 shopping and stuffing your face at the mall.9. They so generously squeezed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Que Bola Asere

    Jacob KatelFried alligator​ Wasup. Que bola. Que tal. Que onda. Wat they do. Sak pase. Sak ap fet. Comment allez vous. Konichiwa. Another week, another weekend. When will all the weeks end and leave us just the weekends? Thanks to the great American time conspiracy, probably never. Here's what you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    When Is It OK to Hire the Mayor's Campaign Manager?

    So let's say you run a foreign company that wants to win a lucrative multi-million dollar contract at Miami International Airport. As you prepare for your entry into the American market, you realize you need an accountant to help you figure out how to pay taxes to Uncle Sam. And then you hire one ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 4, 2009

    Homegrown Brew at Miami Art Museum

    The burgeoning SoFla arts scene shines in a new MAM exhibit.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Odebrecht Is Portuguese For "Behind Schedule"

    For more than 10 years, Brazilian-based construction firm Odebrecht has made tons of money from Miami-Dade County public works projects. If anything, the company is consistent...at completing jobs behind schedule and charging the county more money to finish. For example, Odebrecht accepted responsib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    A Very-Not-Safe-for-Work Reminder of Why You Should Go Easy on the Coke

    Image via Vice If you just came back your lunch break, you might not want to look at this. In fact if you're not a cocaine fiend, just go ahead and skip over this post. But to our friends who like to occasionally indulge in a bit of nose candy without thinking about the consequences of the drug trad ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Fresh Polished Balls

    Fancy some bubbly while you bowl?

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Your Tax Dollars at Work

    Miami-Dade County’s Office of the Inspector General released its annual report for fiscal year 2006 last week. For those who want a primer on corruption in Miami, the report is a great place to start. The OIG does audits and investigations looking for waste and fraud. Among the 20 arrests the OIG ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006
  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Screwed If By Sea

    Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004
  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003
  • News

    March 27, 2003
  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Air Fare

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

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Mindless Security, 2002

    Dumb passengers: 50 Caught terrorists: 0

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of July 27, 2002

    Out from under a rock: Lots of hearts go out to the homeless

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Admitting Terror

    The immigration service's own describe how America failed to protect its borders from the September 11 terrorists

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Nice Indictment, Nobody Home

    When there's a huge drug trial in Miami and no one watches it, does it even matter?

  • News

    March 27, 1997
  • 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

    September 19, 1996

    Big Stink

    Miamians' lust for contraband Cohibas has turned the blazing cigar craze into a smuggler's dream

  • News

    September 12, 1996

    Agents of Deception

    A congressional delegation inspected Miami's INS operations and found everything to be running smoothly. No wonder. Investigators later discovered they'd been dealing with...

  • News

    August 29, 1996

    The Last Flight Plan

    Aviation pioneer Jean Rich succeeded because she was smart and tough. But when she died, her family and her airline went into a tailspin.

  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Flying Blind

    Homestead Air Force Base: Hundreds of millions of dollars. An arrogant developer. Nine compliant politicians. A vote taken so late at night you never knew what hit you.

  • News

    May 26, 1993

    Explosive Exclusive!

    Former Miami airline executive Ricardo Samitier, Sr. (not his penis-enlarging son, Ricardo, Jr.) was the would-be mad bomber who rattled the Washington Post

  • News

    May 19, 1993

    Hook, Line, and Sinker

    How to close out the back nine with a string of birdies and the occasional three-pounder.

  • News

    December 12, 1990
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