JetBlue said it would give up as many as five gates at FLL in billion dollar Spirit Airlines deal
JetBlue Airways said Monday it has reached agreement to turn over Spirit Airlines’ operations at airports in Boston and Newark, New Jersey, as JetBlue ramps up its effort to win regulatory or court approval to buy Spirit.
Southwest passengers in South Florida breathe sigh of relief after week of chaos
Southwest Airlines is returning to a relatively normal flight schedule as the focus shifts to making things right with what could be well more than a million passengers who missed family connections or flights home during the holidays, and many of whom are still missing luggage.
Police: Woman stole $32K in jewelry, showed it off on TikTok after flying back to Colombia
A Colombian woman was arrested at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Wednesday after she was accused of stealing more than $32,000 worth of jewelry from a man she came to visit in Miami after the two had chatted online.
Woman made bomb threat at Fort Lauderdale airport when she wasn’t allowed to board, BSO says
A 46-year-old woman threatened there was a bomb in her checked luggage when she was told she couldn’t board a flight at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport because of her late arrival at the gate, authorities say.
Frustrations grow amid delays, cancelations for Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines travelers are dealing with another day of delays and cancelations, including at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where many of them were forced to wait in long lines and even sleep at the airport while waiting to be rebooked.
Amid tax revenue losses, Broward leaders rely on property value increase, hope for aid from state, feds
Broward County leaders met on Tuesday for a budget workshop and released some details about the state of the tourist-centric economy during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a slide shown during a Broward County budget workshop on Tuesday. (Broward County)There are still projects in the works in Broward County, including the construction of a new airport terminal, a convention center, and transportation improvements. Broward County Vice Mayor Michael Udine thinks residential prices are going to shoot up even higher because of the supply-demand imbalance. This is one of the slides used during the Broward County commissioners' budget workshop on Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale.
‘Friendly’ wild vervet monkey colony grows to 40 in Dania Beach, researcher says
DANIA BEACH, Fla. – A colony of African vervet monkeys has lived in Dania Beach, near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, for decades, but more people have been noticing them lately. Missy Williams, of the Dania Beach Vervet Project, was able to create a sanctuary for the colony of 40 monkeys near the Park N’ Go, an off-airport parking operator. Williams, a Florida Atlantic University researcher, has named them all and she has a database with files for each of the monkeys. And unlike different species of monkeys in northern Florida, the vervet monkeys do not carry herpes in their saliva, urine, or feces, Williams said. Feeding wild primates is prohibited by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and harassing them is also not allowed.
Pilot forced to land single-engine Cessna on Broward beach
DANIA BEACH, Fla. – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a pilot made a forced landing Tuesday afternoon on a beach in Broward County. The single-engine Cessna 172 took off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 2:03 p.m. and landed on the sand 10 minutes later in Dania Beach. Small plane lands on Dania Beach Dec. 29, 2020. Records show the plane is registered to Andros Marketing LLC, which is based in Dania Beach. Pilot lands on the beach in BrowardClick here to receive breaking news alerts from Local10.com.
Last minute travelers head to South Florida airports despite health official warnings to stay home
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – It was quieter at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport early Christmas morning than it had been the previous days. Last minute travelers filled the Spirit Airlines terminal, despite recommendations from health officials for Americans to stay home due to COVID-19. Frank Evans flew to Fort Lauderdale from Seattle. According to the Transportation Security Administration, more than 5 million people passed through the nation’s airport security checkpoints between Friday and Tuesday. The busiest day at area airports is expected to be people flying in and out of South Florida on Jan. 2., just after New Year’s.
FLL buzzes with Christmas travelers willing to face COVID-19 risks
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Despite warnings from health officials asking Americans to avoid traveling during the coronavirus pandemic, it was a busy Thursday night before Christmas Day at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Most air travelers said they are aware of the risks during the pandemic, but the need to be with their families over the holidays outweighs the fear. The gravity of the coronavirus pandemic prompted a father to travel with his children to see his mother after she said she was missing her grandchildren. Nahomie Henrie was at FLL late Thursday night on her way to Texas to see family. Matt Cieson arrived at FLL from London on Thursday night on his way to Alabama.
Travelers take to the sky for Christmas against experts’ advice
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – It’s not quite as busy as a typical Christmas Eve at the airport, still, many people are finding ways to rationalize travel despite health experts’ advice against it. At Miami International Airport, about 54,000 passengers were expected to travel Thursday, compared to 126,000 on Christmas Eve last year. One traveler dressed her two chihuahuas in Santa outfits before heading out to Chicago from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this morning. Here are statistics from @iflymia and @FLLFlyer on Christmas Eve travel during the #coronavirus pandemic. The PCR test, which is more accurate, costs $106, and the result is available in about 48 hours.
Despite warnings from health experts and new COVID-19 strain, high volume of travelers expected at South Florida’s major airports
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Travelers are flying in and out of South Florida’s airports, trying to spend time with family for the holidays. This is despite repeated warnings from health leaders about a spike in the spread of COVID-19 cases, and amid talks of another curfew in Broward County. 1.1 million travelers are expected at Miami International Airport between now and Jan. 6. Further north at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, around 940,000 people are expected through Jan. 3. While those numbers seem high, it represents less than half the amount of travelers from a year ago.