Articles tagged “atlanta”

Atlanta International Airport Power Outage Leads to More Than 1,000 Flight Cancellations

Atlanta International Airport Power Outage Leads to More Than 1,000 Flight Cancellations

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

When power goes out — and the terminals go dark — at the world's busiest airport it's not fun for anyone. The delays, cancellations and diversions will likely be felt throughout the aviation system for days. If reports are correct, airport and utility authorities will have to answer why the emergency power failed, as well.

4 months ago

Investment Group Plans to Bring World Airways Back From the Dead

Investment Group Plans to Bring World Airways Back From the Dead

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

A group of investors are hoping to provide low-cost intercontinental service under the defunct World Airways brand. It's kind of strange to think that a brand few travelers have ever heard of will somehow be an asset for a fledgling airline, though.

6 months ago

Atlanta Hopes Its New High-Tech Stadium Will Transform Downtown Tourism

Atlanta Hopes Its New High-Tech Stadium Will Transform Downtown Tourism

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

Atlanta isn't just the business capital of the south anymore, so if the city can one-up New York's new Citi Field for example, it could be a coup for leisure travel.

11 months ago

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Good food, day or night, is always a welcome draw whether you're a visitor or a local and we can definitely get behind this new wave of Asia-inspired night markets.

12 months ago

Airports Installing Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children

Airports Installing Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Kudos to airports that are providing services for an often-forgotten segment of the population, autistic kids.

1 year ago

JetBlue Braces for Battle With Delta on Atlanta-Boston Route

JetBlue Braces for Battle With Delta on Atlanta-Boston Route

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue is returning to Atlanta after exiting the Delta hub in 2003 and likewise Delta doesn't want to play nice with JetBlue in its focus-city, Boston. Let the games begin -- or continue.

2 years ago

Atlanta’s Airport Begins a 20-Year, $6 Billion Upgrade

Atlanta’s Airport Begins a 20-Year, $6 Billion Upgrade

Associated Press

Atlanta's growth seems slow compared to the rapid expansion and modernization we're seeing in the Gulf region.

2 years ago

Delta Is Trying to Innovate Faster Security Lanes for the TSA

Delta Is Trying to Innovate Faster Security Lanes for the TSA

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta's doing the right thing by pushing innovation at the security checkpoint -- the TSA just has to run with it.

2 years ago

Atlanta’s Airport May Have Leverage to Force Better Uber Driver Screening

Atlanta’s Airport May Have Leverage to Force Better Uber Driver Screening

Jeff Martin, Associates Press

When it comes to security checks, Uber sees any form of friction as a threat to smooth operations. Even when that friction could improve the safety for riders.

2 years ago

Uber Rejects Driver Safety Requirements at World’s Busiest Airport

Uber Rejects Driver Safety Requirements at World’s Busiest Airport

Associated Press

Uber is cheap when in comes to matching the security and background checks that its old-school rivals must abide by.

2 years ago

Atlanta Wants to Tell Passengers It’s Successful, Not ‘Busy’

Atlanta Wants to Tell Passengers It’s Successful, Not ‘Busy’

Matt Kempner, Associated Press

We've been at many airports in the U.S. that are much less "busy" than ATL with much longer lines and crowded terminals. We think it does busy just fine (well, except for customs).

2 years ago

Atlanta Airport Is Ready to Welcome Its 100 Millionth Passenger of the Year

Atlanta Airport Is Ready to Welcome Its 100 Millionth Passenger of the Year

Associated Press

The U.S. is still on top when it comes to connecting the places by air, but the Gulf states are nipping at its heels.

2 years ago