Thanks to one FAA decision, more than $400 million in assets simply disappeared from United's books. That's never a good thing.
The best chance of solving the TSA staffing issue is the U.S. House approving additional funds to pay overtime for TSA workers. But the truth is that more airports should experiment with alternative security staffing, like the New York Port Authority has threatened to do.
Considering the poor state of two of Newark's three terminals, we are not confident it can handle the increased traffic.
New Jersey's ride-share rules are a jumble and need to be streamlined. In the meantime, the rail link from the airport to downtown Manhattan will always be the fastest way to travel.
The federal government should take control of the slot allocation at all New York area airports and put a few un-bribable people in charge of making decisions.
There are many reasons for Fox to leave, but we don't believe being caught on both sides of a corruption scandal wasn't one of them.
For every Newark passenger who has been forced to visit Terminals A and B and for every Amtrak rider who faces massive delays in and out of New York: We want to see a perp walk soon.
We will be interested to see how this plays out, both for Smisek, whose settlement depends on him avoiding a conviction, and the New Jersey officials who've participated in the Newark shenanigans.
This drama involves all the parties that make transport a challenge in New York and New Jersey — United, Atlantic City, Newark, and the Christie administration. In a perfect world there would be Dreamliner's worth of indictments to go around.
Loyalty is great. So is having friends who don't use public transportation infrastructure for their own benefit at the expense of everyone else and likely cost taxpayers millions in lost revenue.