Tag Archives: Fort Lauderdale

FL Democratic Progressive Caucus statement on Ft. Lauderdale mass shooting: Enough Already

Once again Florida has suffered a mass shooting. This time it happened in one of the busiest airports in the United States, Fort Lauderdale International. According to reports the shooter, Esteban Santiago, had checked his gun in a bag and upon retrieving his luggage, went to a bathroom and emerged with a loaded 9mm. He emptied it […]

JetBlue bringing premium Mint service to Florida

JetBlue Airways premium product “Mint” which is offered on dedicated new A321 aircraft to Florida, with new service between Fort Lauderdale and California beginning in 2017. Ironically all seven new Mint routes announced today by the company are served by either Alaska Airlines or Virgin America. JetBlue attempted to take Virgin America over in the […]

Special TKR Pod: Orlando City MLS Playoff hopes, Tampa Bay/Fort Lauderdale NASL battle and Jacksonville Armada changes

Special TKR pod tomorrow night at 9:30pm Eastern with Neil W. Blackmon of the Yanks are Coming  discussing Orlando City’s MLS Playoff push, the battle between Tampa Bay and Fort Lauderdale (among other teams) for a spot in the NASL postseason and the changes in Jacksonville with the Armada. It’s been a busy time for […]

Flashback Friday: Legacy airlines and failed Florida focus cities

Before Southwest Airlines came to dominate domestic traffic from many Florida airports  and long before JetBlue and Spirit even existed, several legacy carriers attempted to set up focus cities (mini Hubs) in the state. Following airline deregulation in 1978, carriers flocked to Florida to fight the traditionally entrenched powers Eastern, Delta and National Airlines in […]

Flashback Friday: Eastern to Florida in 1972

With the recent rebirth of Eastern Airlines, nostalgia about carrier that was during my childhood the largest airline in the free world has resurfaced. Eastern Airlines was from the 1920’s until the 1980’s the primary airline transporting people to/from Florida In the days of airline regulation, Eastern was awarded the bulk of lucrative north/south routes […]

Sleepwalking through winter – A Fort Lauderdale Strikers update

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers winter of discontent has given way a spring of eternal hope. New Strikers Managing Partner Ricardo Geromel who seemed too young and naive for the job just six weeks ago suddenly looks like a dynamo whose management credentials are beyond question. What happened to turn the fortunes of the organization so […]

Monday Musings: Orlando painted purple, Rep. Edwards op-ed and Governor Scott’s PR problems

Katy Burnett is on assignment this week in Tallahassee.  This weekend was Orlando City SC’s first MLS game. I attended the first MLS game for both the now defunct Tampa Bay Mutiny and (Fort Lauderdale) Fusion FC. Those two clubs are the only two MLS teams to ever go out of business in the league’s […]

Flashback Friday: Florida (and Metropolitan Miami) road map from 1968

Another map from my collection – Florida (and Metropolitan Miami) in 1968. The most fascinating part of this map is to see the development of the Interstate system. By 1968, much of the Interstate system had been either constructed or planned in Florida. One key note was that I-75 ended in Tampa and was not […]

Delta reducing Cincinnati to Florida flying

Delta Airlines, long and drawn out dismantling of its once large hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) will continue this summer with further cuts to Florida flying. All Delta flights to Jacksonville from CVG will be discontinued, while Fort Myers flying will be Saturday-only during the summer months. Orlando-Cincinnati flights are being reduced to […]

Sleepwalking through winter: Inside the Fort Lauderdale Strikers offseason of discontent (Part III)

Part I Part II The reaction to the first two parts of this series has been varied and demonstrates the massive rift between contingents of Fort Lauderdale Strikers fans. On one side you have die-in-the-wool club supporters who have given the benefit of the doubt to the new ownership and who believe other fans are […]