Posts for Airports Category

Airport architects are busy rethinking the terminal experience, and that's a good thing. But don't expect any major changes, at least not soon. Instead, travelers will get incremental improvements. 
-Brian Sumers

The Airport of the Future May Evolve From Transport Hub to Attraction

Airport architects are busy rethinking the terminal experience, and that’s a good thing. But don’t expect any major changes, at least not soon. Instead, travelers will get incremental improvements.
-Brian Sumers

Airports in the U.S. are working in overdrive this week to clear runways and treat ice between snow storms and extreme cold, and winter is far from over.

Winter Storm Causes Airport Delays and Cancellations Across U.S.

Airports in the U.S. are working in overdrive this week to clear runways and treat ice between snow storms and extreme cold, and winter is far from over.

We'd like to see more airports not worry about budgets and focus on reinventing the airport experience, but that's probably not feasible in most places. Architects like HKS' Pat Askew do what they can to make travel more pleasurable with the resources they're given. 
-Brian Sumers

Airport Secrets From an Architect Who Designs Them

We’d like to see more airports not worry about budgets and focus on reinventing the airport experience, but that’s probably not feasible in most places. Architects like HKS’ Pat Askew do what they can to make travel more pleasurable with the resources they’re given.
-Brian Sumers

Built-in maps of airport terminals are certainly useful for iPhone users. But this new feature has a long way to go in terms of airports included and the granularity of information available, before it becomes a mainstay for frequent travelers.
-Andrew Sheivachman

Apple Maps Adds Airport Terminal Guide for Travelers

Built-in maps of airport terminals are certainly useful for iPhone users. But this new feature has a long way to go in terms of airports included and the granularity of information available, before it becomes a mainstay for frequent travelers.
-Andrew Sheivachman

India's domestic air travel market is about to become the third biggest in the world despite the fact that the vast majority of its people have never been on an aircraft. The potential for growth in the country is incredible.
-Patrick Whyte

India’s Booming Air Travel Market Still Has Plenty of Room to Grow

India’s domestic air travel market is about to become the third biggest in the world despite the fact that the vast majority of its people have never been on an aircraft. The potential for growth in the country is incredible.
-Patrick Whyte

Here's to some of the most innovative and thoughtful brands in travel today. These companies are doing the heavy lifting to make travel and hospitality more inspiring.
-Colin Nagy

Best Airline and Hotel Innovators in 2017 From a Business Traveler’s Perspective

Here’s to some of the most innovative and thoughtful brands in travel today. These companies are doing the heavy lifting to make travel and hospitality more inspiring.
-Colin Nagy

"I am this guy. I fit every cliché; I am the abstractvillain of your imagined anxieties. Traveling while Muslim. "
-Rafat Ali

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

“I am this guy. I fit every cliché; I am the abstractvillain of your imagined anxieties. Traveling while Muslim. ”
-Rafat Ali

The National Transportation Safety Board had a solution six years ago that would have mitigated the risks of an aircraft landing on a crowded taxiway but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration failed to act. No, this does not mean we need to privatize air traffic control.
-Dennis Schaal

Once-Rejected FAA Software Upgrade May Prevent Planes From Landing on Taxiways

The National Transportation Safety Board had a solution six years ago that would have mitigated the risks of an aircraft landing on a crowded taxiway but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration failed to act. No, this does not mean we need to privatize air traffic control.
-Dennis Schaal

This security change will slow down airport security lines and lead to some confusion at TSA security checkpoints. It represents a middle ground after attempts to ban large electronics completely from aircraft cabins, representing something of a win for U.S. passengers.
-Andrew Sheivachman

U.S. Flyers Will Soon Have to Separate Large Electronics at Security Checkpoints

This security change will slow down airport security lines and lead to some confusion at TSA security checkpoints. It represents a middle ground after attempts to ban large electronics completely from aircraft cabins, representing something of a win for U.S. passengers.
-Andrew Sheivachman

U.S. airports have a lot of infrastructure problems, and many need be renovated. But we're not sure American airports need indoor rainforests or virtual reality golf. That stuff is cute, but we think what travelers really want is on-time, reliable flights from clean, comfortable airports. 
-Brian Sumers

The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape

U.S. airports have a lot of infrastructure problems, and many need be renovated. But we’re not sure American airports need indoor rainforests or virtual reality golf. That stuff is cute, but we think what travelers really want is on-time, reliable flights from clean, comfortable airports.
-Brian Sumers

More intense screening procedures on big electronic devices will lead to longer lines in security for travelers to the U.S. And if you're singled out and have forgotten to charge a device, you may have to dispose of it in order to get through security.
-Andrew Sheivachman

U.S. Steps Up Electronics Screenings on Inbound International Flights

More intense screening procedures on big electronic devices will lead to longer lines in security for travelers to the U.S. And if you’re singled out and have forgotten to charge a device, you may have to dispose of it in order to get through security.
-Andrew Sheivachman

It's still unclear how the air-traffic control system will evolve since the U.S. House and Senate remain at odds on serious issues like privatization.
-Andrew Sheivachman

Air-Traffic Reform Bill Targets Airline Policies on Bumping Passengers

It’s still unclear how the air-traffic control system will evolve since the U.S. House and Senate remain at odds on serious issues like privatization.
-Andrew Sheivachman

Travelers and corporations certainly detest uncertainty and the prolonged governmental announcements about the possibility of an expanded laptop ban — will we, won't we? — contribute to business anxiety.
-Dennis Schaal

U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 More Airports

Travelers and corporations certainly detest uncertainty and the prolonged governmental announcements about the possibility of an expanded laptop ban — will we, won’t we? — contribute to business anxiety.
-Dennis Schaal

A private air traffic control system isn't dangerous or untested; many countries around the world use them. Until more details are known about what it will take to implement and operate this new system in the U.S., however, you should remain skeptical about the transformative prospects of such a change.
-Andrew Sheivachman

Trump’s Air Traffic Control Proposal Promises Change Without Giving Details

A private air traffic control system isn’t dangerous or untested; many countries around the world use them. Until more details are known about what it will take to implement and operate this new system in the U.S., however, you should remain skeptical about the transformative prospects of such a change.
-Andrew Sheivachman

American Airlines has a new lounge for ultra-premium passengers at JFK. Good luck getting in though.
-Grant Martin

American Airlines Launches Flagship Airport Dining for Top-Tier Fliers

American Airlines has a new lounge for ultra-premium passengers at JFK. Good luck getting in though.
-Grant Martin

The United States is a country with checks and balances, meaning the President can't assert excessive powers just because he says he has them. For now, the travel ban is on ice.
-Dennis Schaal

Trump Travel Ban Won’t Be Reinstated, Appeals Court Rules

The United States is a country with checks and balances, meaning the President can’t assert excessive powers just because he says he has them. For now, the travel ban is on ice.
-Dennis Schaal

Electronics are now banned in the cabin on most flights from the Middle East to the U.S. and UK, though few can explain exactly why. Meanwhile, airports and airlines are scrambling to cope.
-Grant Martin

Flyers and Middle East Airlines Cope With Electronics Bans — Skift Business Traveler

Electronics are now banned in the cabin on most flights from the Middle East to the U.S. and UK, though few can explain exactly why. Meanwhile, airports and airlines are scrambling to cope.
-Grant Martin

Though adding more U.S. pre-clearance facilities in gulf carrier hubs is a win-win for airlines and airports, we'd be surprised if pre-clearance expands across the Middle East given the travel ban involving several countries in the region.

Etihad Thinks Its Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility Has an Edge Over Other Gulf Carriers

Though adding more U.S. pre-clearance facilities in gulf carrier hubs is a win-win for airlines and airports, we’d be surprised if pre-clearance expands across the Middle East given the travel ban involving several countries in the region.

Most of the travel advice here is sound stuff, but wearing golf pants on the plane? Come on. You can do better. 
-Brian Sumers

Why You Should Wear Golf Pants on a Plane — and Other Travel Hacks

Most of the travel advice here is sound stuff, but wearing golf pants on the plane? Come on. You can do better.
-Brian Sumers

Take that, Scott Kirby. A few weeks after United, which Kirby joined from American six months ago, announced an expansion into O'Hare, American did likewise. Point, counter-point. American will use the flights to blunt United's moves and to improve connecting service.
-Dennis Schaal

American Airlines Answers United With New Flights in Chicago

Take that, Scott Kirby. A few weeks after United, which Kirby joined from American six months ago, announced an expansion into O’Hare, American did likewise. Point, counter-point. American will use the flights to blunt United’s moves and to improve connecting service.
-Dennis Schaal