Posts for Airports Category

"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

People without hotshot lawyers get tossed in jail for possession of a few joints. The former Port Authority chairman does not deserve a get-out-of-jail free card just because he's elderly and connected. This is corruption, not Monopoly.
-Dennis Schaal

Jail Recommended for Transit Official in United ‘Chairman’s Flight’ Fiasco

People without hotshot lawyers get tossed in jail for possession of a few joints. The former Port Authority chairman does not deserve a get-out-of-jail free card just because he’s elderly and connected. This is corruption, not Monopoly.
-Dennis Schaal

U.S. airlines made executive changes and product upgrades last year to improve performance. But with this data will only encourage the Big Three legacy carriers to redouble efforts with the Trump administration to curb foreign airline expansion and reopen Open Skies agreements.

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

U.S. airlines made executive changes and product upgrades last year to improve performance. But with this data will only encourage the Big Three legacy carriers to redouble efforts with the Trump administration to curb foreign airline expansion and reopen Open Skies agreements.

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.
-Sarah Enelow

Airline CEOs Meet With Trump and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.
-Sarah Enelow

Despite an enormous pool of potential passengers, Africa’s low-cost market has yet to take off. Are restrictive bilateral agreements to blame, or is something else going on here? For many airlines, the numbers just don’t add up.
-Richard Holmes

African Aviation Has Many Complications Including a Lack of Volume

Despite an enormous pool of potential passengers, Africa’s low-cost market has yet to take off. Are restrictive bilateral agreements to blame, or is something else going on here? For many airlines, the numbers just don’t add up.
-Richard Holmes

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.
-Sarah Enelow

United CEO on IT Failures and 8 Other Aviation Trends This Week

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.
-Sarah Enelow

Privatization, the next illogical step after public-private partnerships, will become a mantra of the Trump Administration, but from prisons to toll roads, we've seen that privatization can be a mess. Lord help us all if efforts to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system, and others around the world, take hold.
-Dennis Schaal

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Says Private Funding Isn’t the Answer

Privatization, the next illogical step after public-private partnerships, will become a mantra of the Trump Administration, but from prisons to toll roads, we’ve seen that privatization can be a mess. Lord help us all if efforts to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system, and others around the world, take hold.
-Dennis Schaal