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Old March 24th, 2011, 06:54 AM   #1081
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Just saw on Fox News that a pretty big fire has broken out at the airport, don't know any details but hopefully the damage won't be too bad.

update- Looks like it was from fuel tanks and did not affect the runways or terminals.

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Old March 24th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #1082
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Old March 24th, 2011, 03:45 PM   #1083
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I hope see passenger air link between Miami-Hong Kong soon.
http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/110324/story1.shtml
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Old March 24th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #1084
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Just saw on Fox News that a pretty big fire has broken out at the airport, don't know any details but hopefully the damage won't be too bad.

update- Looks like it was from fuel tanks and did not affect the runways or terminals.
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Yeah! You guys should see how the tanks look like now...They're all black from the fire...I'll try to take pictures and post it in here--I'm glad I wasn't here when that happened; it's right next to my office...
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Old March 24th, 2011, 04:10 PM   #1085
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I gonna take a look later, its close to my office too
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Old March 24th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #1086
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Here's the pic:

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Old March 24th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #1087
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Old March 25th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #1088
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Last night, when I drove past the airport on LeJeune, I'm pretty sure I could smell the burnt smell. Only for a short distance, as I was going northboud, just passed the Chevron with the jacked prices and before getting to 36th street. I'm pretty certain that's what it had to be.

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Old March 25th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #1089
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Last night, when I drove past the airport on LeJeune, I'm pretty sure I could smell the burnt smell. Only for a short distance, as I was going northboud, just passed the Chevron with the jacked prices and before getting to 36th street. I'm pretty certain that's what it had to be.

This Chevron, I always stop just to take a picture whenever it goes up:
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That's the most expensive one I've seen in the tri-county area...they take advantage of all those tourist who fill up their tanks at the very last minute..
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Old March 25th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #1090
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That's the most expensive one I've seen in the tri-county area...they take advantage of all those tourist who fill up their tanks at the very last minute..
Yes, the Shell right next to it and the other station right down the road are completely normal priced. The Shell, which is exactly right next door to it, has all prices in the three's, premium is 3.99

And the other station, which is down the road a little on the other side has nothing at 4.00 or higher either. I don't know how they are able to do that. They are a bigger, more well lit, cleaner station, and it has a mini mart called LeJeune road pit stop or express or something in it, that helps.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #1091
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Old March 30th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #1092
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Miami's role as Hong Kong gateway requires an air link to really take off


By Zachary S. Fagenson
Miami's opportunity to serve as a gateway to Latin America for Hong Kong seems to rest on whether a passenger flight between the two cities can be established.
Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs in the US Donald Tong was in Miami last week to pitch the neon metropolis as a place where companies from around the world can do business and establish a base of operations to delve into mainland China.
The Hong Kong government maintains business development offices, which Mr. Tong oversees, in New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
At the moment it contracts with business development firms in Latin America, much in the manner of Enterprise Florida, the state's economic development agency.
Mr. Tong, however, said he and his counterparts across the Pacific recognize the opportunities in Latin America and are working on how to best capitalize on them.
"We fly our colleagues from Hong Kong to Latin America, but we need to see how we [can] make better use of our resources," he said. "It's equally impossible for us to take business delegations to Latin America."
Hong Kong's main airline, Cathay Pacific, runs cargo flights four times a week to Miami International Airport.
If a passenger flight could be established, he said, it could make Miami attractive for the Chinese to set up business operations for Latin America.
It's "too early to draw a conclusion," Mr. Tong said. "At the end of the day it depends on the airline as well. Using Miami as a gateway like this would boost future demand."
With the expansion of the Panama Canal slated to be done in 2014, super freighters coming out of Hong Kong can begin looking at running cargo straight to Latin America's east coast ports to cut shipping costs to the region, possibly skipping Miami and making direct investment even more important.
Meanwhile, the two cities with bird's-eye views of booming economies have a lot in common, including hopes of attracting foreign direct investment from similar industries.
There's "growing demand for professional services," Mr. Tong told an audience of about 40 at a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Four Seasons on Brickell Avenue. "Hong Kong has a free trade agreement with mainland [China]" while US professional service firms also receive preferential treatment in China.
Services account for 92% of Hong Kong's gross domestic product, he noted. Its main industries are financial services, trade and logistics, business and professional services, and tourism.
The industries it's hoping to develop, which like its mainstays are eerily similar to Miami's, include medical and biomedical, cultural and creative, environment and green technology, and education services.
Hong Kong became a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China in 1997. It maintains its own currency, which unlike China's Yuan is pegged to the US dollar. Hong Kong maintains its own equity market and collects and spends its own taxes.
"Hong Kong people run Hong Kong," Mr. Tong said. Beijing controls foreign policy and national defense.
Already 1,300 US companies work in Hong Kong, and Florida's 2010 exports to the semi-sovereign city came in at $730 million, 25% higher than 2009.

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Old March 30th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #1093
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New Miami-Barcelona flight launched Tuesday

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A new nonstop flight between Barcelona and Miami started Tuesday.

The flights will be available Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Iberia, a Spanish airline, expects to carry 53,000 passengers on the route in its first year.

Officials at Miami International Airport said the flight is the first ever nonstop service between Miami and Barcelona.

Iberia also flies daily from Miami to Madrid.



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Old March 30th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #1094
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That is the first I've heard of the Panama Canal expansion hurting the Port of Miami. Some of the article was worded funny, however, is that really what it was saying?
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Old March 31st, 2011, 11:31 PM   #1095
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Word has it Lufthansa will begin flying the A380 to MIA effective June 10th and is already bookable on their website.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 03:45 AM   #1096
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Old April 1st, 2011, 03:56 AM   #1097
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Great news finally the promise gone be a reality maybe other carriers will follow in the near future , the A380 is coming to MIA.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/3...a-in-june.html
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Old April 1st, 2011, 04:12 PM   #1100
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Can't wait to see this monster fly over 900.

Mega-jet coming to MIA in June

By Hannah Sampson
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The world’s largest commercial airliner is coming to Miami.

German airline Lufthansa announced Thursday that the 526-seat, double-deck Airbus A380 will start daily flights between Frankfurt and Miami International Airport on June 10.

The airport started preparing for the giant aircraft last summer, modifying two existing loading bridges and adding a third, said MIA spokesman Greg Chin. The work is expected to be finished in May.

Lufthansa’s flight will be the first in Miami carrying passengers on the A380.

“We’ve been sort of waiting by the phone for this for years,” Chin said. “We’re ecstatic.”

The Miami-Frankfurt flights are available for booking with rates that start at $614 each way.

The airline also said it will bring back its seasonal flight between Miami and Düsseldorf in October, starting with three flights a week and increasing to daily frequency in November



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