Articles by Jason Clampet

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Associated Press

5 days ago

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

We have seen enough success from privatized air control systems, but we are not going to panic about this. But we will worry about how much competence goes into the privatization process.

1 week ago

How to Judge the 3 Best Credit Cards for Travelers

How to Judge the 3 Best Credit Cards for Travelers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

All the smart gaming of the system is happening with cards now, not loyalty programs. But cards are making changes, too, to avoid the churners.

2 weeks ago

CEO of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Wants $10 Billion for Upgrades

CEO of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Wants $10 Billion for Upgrades

Associated Press

If the new U.S. president is serious about fixing infrastructure, he can't ignore airports.

2 weeks ago

Cecil Rhodes’ Grave in Zimbabwe Has Become an Awkward Tourist Attraction

Cecil Rhodes’ Grave in Zimbabwe Has Become an Awkward Tourist Attraction

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

A grave is different than a monument, and it's smart of the government to see the commercial potential of Rhodes' grave for tourism. If you listen close, you can likely hear him spinning in it right now.

2 weeks ago

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

Because Russia and Qatar are bastions for freedom of movement? Really, FIFA has long trafficked in corruption and dallied with dictators. We expected it would find kinship with this administration.

2 weeks ago

Visit Florida Loses Another Battle With State Legislators

Visit Florida Loses Another Battle With State Legislators

Gary Fineout, Associated Press

It appears that neither the Senate nor the governor will put up with this nonsense, but do expect Visit Florida to exist under more scrutiny next year.

2 weeks ago

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

In this new era of regulation-light, consumer-hostile rule changes, Uber and Lyft probably won't have to wait long to get their way in the state of Texas.

2 weeks ago

American Express Will Weed Out Points-Chasing Credit-Card Churners

American Express Will Weed Out Points-Chasing Credit-Card Churners

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

Gaming the system only happens if the system lets you. Amex and Chase are realizing that the churn doesn't keep customers loyal, as the Airlines realized much earlier.

2 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Does Better Data Make for Better Dining?

Chefs+Tech: Does Better Data Make for Better Dining?

Chefs+Tech

UberEats hopes to make itself more relevant than a glorified answering machine-meets delivery bike by giving restaurants deeper services and insights. We'll see.

2 weeks ago

Overtourism and the Struggle for Sustainable Tourism Development

Overtourism and the Struggle for Sustainable Tourism Development

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

Sustainability in tourism isn't just about re-using that hotel towel a second day. It's thinking deeply about how visitors get in and out of a destination while doing the least harm.

2 weeks ago

Politicians Ask Trump to Favor 3 Major U.S. Airlines in Gulf Carriers Spat

Politicians Ask Trump to Favor 3 Major U.S. Airlines in Gulf Carriers Spat

David Porter, Associated Press

The three major U.S. carriers hope that the current president's America First position will help them beat back the parts of Open Skies agreements they don't like. These politicians are just lending a hand.

2 weeks ago