Articles by Dennis Schaal

Federal Judge to Hear Travel Ban Preliminary Injunction Motions

Federal Judge to Hear Travel Ban Preliminary Injunction Motions

Associated Press

The third Trump travel ban is being challenged on multiple fronts, and the whole thing will be heading toward the U.S. Supreme Court again.

5 days ago

Ride-Sharing Apps Like Uber and Lyft Are Contributing to Urban Congestion

Ride-Sharing Apps Like Uber and Lyft Are Contributing to Urban Congestion

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

Like any new technology or service, there are often unintended consequences. Uber, Lyft and others are putting more cars on the road, which isn't great, but on the other hand they make for more affordable transportation and possibly see fewer people driving drunk. So there's that.

5 days ago

Lufthansa Readies $590 Million Bid for Alitalia Assets

Lufthansa Readies $590 Million Bid for Alitalia Assets

Associated Press

Etihad's non-alliance alliance strategy crumbled along with Air Berlin and Alitalia. Now, Lufthansa is moving in with the hope of picking up some of the Alitalia pieces after having already done a deal for Air Berlin.

5 days ago

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Associated Press

The African Union has been advocating for continent-wide visas on arrival, but it doesn't look like Nigeria would be part of the effort.

6 days ago

Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Las Vegas will impose new security measures after the massacre, and other destinations would be prudent to do likewise until there is a change in the country's insanely permissive gun laws.

6 days ago

First Commercial Flight Arrives at One of World’s Most-Remote Islands

First Commercial Flight Arrives at One of World’s Most-Remote Islands

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

British-controlled St. Helena, 1,200 miles west of the Angola-Namibia border, sees tourism development as its economic lifeline. It is now getting a weekly commercial flight to test out the prospects.

6 days ago

Smaller Airports Lose Passengers While Hubs Get Bigger

Smaller Airports Lose Passengers While Hubs Get Bigger

Associated Press

Airline consolidation and the phasing out of certain regional jets have contributed to the loss of routes at smaller airports. There's no indication the situation will improve anytime soon.

6 days ago

Paris Intends to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2030

Paris Intends to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2030

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press

Perhaps by 2030, a ban of gas-powered cars wouldn't be as controversial an issue as it appears today. After all, by then, all vehicles will be battery-powered and driverless, right?

7 days ago

Trump Won’t Release Secret Report He Argues Justifies Travel Ban

Trump Won’t Release Secret Report He Argues Justifies Travel Ban

Peter Blumberg, Bloomberg

Do we just have to take the President's word that a foundational report behind the travel ban justifies the executive order? Having the judge review the report without disclosing it publicly might be a solution.

7 days ago

Skift Global Forum 2017 On-Stage Videos Are Now Live

Skift Global Forum 2017 On-Stage Videos Are Now Live

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Like a book or movie you've decided to take in for a second time, we've discovered there is a lot of value in viewing these videos even if you attended the Skift Global Forum in person. In many of them, there is an abundance of insight to absorb.

1 week ago

Supreme Court Dismisses One Trump Travel Ban Case and It May Drop a Second

Supreme Court Dismisses One Trump Travel Ban Case and It May Drop a Second

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

Trump is prevailing at the Supreme Court on the administration's travel ban cases for the most part. Hope that the judiciary would serve as a break on Trump's excesses is fading because of the High Court decisions.

1 week ago

American and United Raise Forecasts as Impact From Fare Wars May Be Less Than Expected

American and United Raise Forecasts as Impact From Fare Wars May Be Less Than Expected

Associated Press

United and American may be seeing some relief from fare wars with low-cost carriers, but it is too soon to tell if they are out of the woods yet.

2 weeks ago