Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

( Miami International Airport) Concourse F Evacuated

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:56 AM
Original message
( Miami International Airport) Concourse F Evacuated
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:17 AM by IanDB1
Source: CBS 4 Miami

MIA Concourse F Evacuated

(CBS4) MIAMI Thousands of people have been evacuated from Concourse F at Miami International airports after a possible explosive device was reported to have been discovered byt airport screeners. People are standing in the roadway outside the terminal while the situation is investigated.

Details are sketchy, but traffic to and from the airport apparently has not been halted, as passengers are allowed to go to and from other concourses. From Chopper 4, police could be seen directing buses and vehicle traffic away from the roadways immediately in front of the concourse.

Airlines with service at Concourse F include Aeropostal, Air France, Avianca, Sun Country, Swiss International, Mexicana, and United.

<snip>

There was no immediate word on what affect the shutdown would have on the flights leaving from and arriving at that concourse.

Read more: http://cbs4.com/topstories/local_story_197065041.html




Hmm... now THAT looks suspicious...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:07 AM
Response to Original message
1. Did someone sneeze - evacuate!
The paranoia is just damn ridiculous.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:09 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. ...
:spray:

terra terra!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:15 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. Hopefully,we'll see more underpants blown-up on the runway. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:24 AM
Response to Original message
4. MSNBC now saying the 'situation' is over
people on video going back into terminal.

Just your morning little gut feeling jolt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:27 AM
Response to Original message
5. before this (mal)admin, airport concourses were rarely evacuated....
now it's almost a daily occurrence...if not weekly. Welcome to the new 'Murika. :-(
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:16 AM
Response to Original message
6. The "explosive device" was
Michael Chertoff's gut.

But he's feeling much better now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:36 AM
Response to Original message
7. oh boy i'm leaving for vacation Wednesday morning, remind me to get to the
airport at least 3 hours before my flight.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:36 PM
Response to Reply #7
13. Why arrive early to wait?
You say you plan to leave for vacation Wednesday morning, and feel now that it might be good to arrive the full 3 hours early for the flight, largely because of security considerations.

This seems like a sensible thing to do, if you take as a whole all the changes to routine travel experience that have been engineered into the flight experience post 9-11. The idea of arriving early as a contingency, in case of delay, seems well founded. At first glance.

Except wait a minute. When there are delays -- say, for example, if someone decides to fly the ashes of a deceased loved one, friend, relative for internment somewhere, and security hasn't a clue how to handle this not-surprising event, which freezes the system for 90 minutes -- when this routine kind of thing happens, it turns out that anyone who arrived 3 hours early for the flight leaves at exactly the same time as the traveller who arrived much later.

So there you go. Guess which of the above passenger the security mavens and the airlines prefer? The early arriver, of course. And what are the benefits of being in the early group, compared to cutting your travel time by arriving just in time?

Hmmm. Not sure about the benefits. Maybe someone can help out. I think I'd rather arrive just in time rather than be there well ahead of time.

- B
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:42 AM
Response to Reply #13
15. Right.
Except for the situation I was in about two weeks ago, where terminal three at Heathrow was evacuated exactly thirty seconds after I boarded my flight, leaving all those who had not yet boarded the plane to find other means of transport to Los Angeles.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:44 AM
Response to Original message
8. Thank goodness!
I thought there was another terrorist toddler! And you know what that means: "Bye bye plane"!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:31 PM
Response to Reply #8
10. I love subtle humor!!
:spray:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:12 PM
Response to Original message
9. Urn of human ashes leads to Miami airport evacuation
Source: Reuters

Urn of human ashes leads to Miami airport evacuation
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:22AM EDT

MIAMI (Reuters) - A concourse at Miami International
Airport was briefly evacuated on Monday after a luggage
screener mistook an urn of human ashes and other
suspicious items for a possible bomb, officials said.

Around 2,000 people were ordered out of the airport's
concourse F, but allowed back in when the all-clear was
given after an hour and a half, said an airport spokesman.

-snip-

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN163172...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #9
11. Why is everything a fucking travesty with airport security?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Phrogman Donating Member (940 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:40 AM
Response to Reply #11
16. Because thats the public area they decided on for your indoctrination ....
into the new world of sensibility destroying idiocy.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:11 PM
Response to Reply #9
12. Did The Bomb Squad BLOW UP The Dear Departed's Remains?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:06 PM
Response to Reply #9
14. Maybe the deceased inside the urn was on the No Fly List?
"Very clever, Mr. Mohmaed... you thought you could sneak on-board the flight if you were cremated into a fine, powdery ash. Well, I guess the shoe's on the other hand now, isn't it?"

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 31st 2014, 12:47 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC