Articles tagged “government shutdown”

Inside the Clubby Business of Government Travel: A Skift Deep Dive

Inside the Clubby Business of Government Travel: A Skift Deep Dive

Isaac Carey, Skift

Navigating the world of government travel is so complex that it's hard for outside companies to handle it. And even if they can, opportunities are slim for getting big contracts with tens of billions of dollars up for grabs.

4 months ago

Norwegian Air Jet Stuck in Iran Returns Home

Norwegian Air Jet Stuck in Iran Returns Home

Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air's predicament was compounded by the U.S. government shutdown because that delayed working around U.S. sanctions on Iran.

7 months ago

Southwest Stung by Government Shutdown

Southwest Stung by Government Shutdown

Anthony Palazzo and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The airline is still seeing weaker passenger demand, nearly a month after the government reopened. Coupled with mechanical issues, Southwest is in a tough spot right now.

7 months ago

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Trump Administration took a cavalier attitude during the shutdown. Many officials seemed to assume the aviation system wouldn't lose a step even though controllers and security screeners weren't receiving paychecks. They were wrong.

7 months ago

Government Shutdown Caused Serious Pain for Meeting Planners

Government Shutdown Caused Serious Pain for Meeting Planners

Rayna Katz, Skift

It’s nearly impossible to get a final tally of the shutdown’s impact but it’s safe to say the meeting industry was harmed. Now, experts advise planners to take caution.

7 months ago

U.S. Shutdown May Have Done Lasting Damage to Air Traffic Control

U.S. Shutdown May Have Done Lasting Damage to Air Traffic Control

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Who knew air travel would be such a pressure point in the battle over government funding? Airport staffing issues probably played a role in the decision to temporarily reopen the government, but was it too little too late?

8 months ago

Merely the Normal Airport Hassles Should Be Back Soon Post-Shutdown

Merely the Normal Airport Hassles Should Be Back Soon Post-Shutdown

Associated Press

TSA workers, who called out sick because they couldn't afford to commute to work or had to moonlight to pay for groceries, rent or mortgages because of the U.S. government shutdown, should get back to work, and feel a lot happier about it, this weekend or early next week.

8 months ago

Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Brian Sumers, Skift

Let's say the aviation industry hadn't been affected by the government shutdown. Would President Trump have moved to reopen the government this week? Probably not. But aviation is important, and no one wanted to see more delays and cancellations.

8 months ago

U.S. Airline Executives Sound Alarm Over Shutdown Impact

U.S. Airline Executives Sound Alarm Over Shutdown Impact

Justin Bachman, Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Remarkably, the U.S. commercial aviation system has kept humming despite the government shutdown. Yes, there have been some long security lines, but it could get much worse. Airline executives know that, so they're taking a stand. This is an industry that relies on the government to keep it running safely and efficiently.

8 months ago

Where Do Government Employees Go When They’re Not Being Paid? Uber and Lyft.

Where Do Government Employees Go When They’re Not Being Paid? Uber and Lyft.

Carlyann Edwards, Bloomberg

This is now the second paycheck government workers have missed, thanks to the ongoing political stalemate. More and more employees are having to swap their supposedly steady jobs with work in the gig economy.

8 months ago

TSA Airport Screener Absences Reach 10 Percent as Shutdown Drags On

TSA Airport Screener Absences Reach 10 Percent as Shutdown Drags On

Chris Strohm, Bloomberg

Except at a few U.S. airports, lines have been moving quickly, despite fewer screeners showing up. But this can't last forever. Ten percent of all screeners didn't come to work on Sunday, and that number is increasing each day. Things could get bad.

8 months ago

TSA Absences Continue to Rise as Holiday Weekend Approaches

TSA Absences Continue to Rise as Holiday Weekend Approaches

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

A good portion of the U.S. federal government is closed, and all kinds of functions are affected. But the nation's air transport system is getting extra attention, perhaps because long security lines make good television.

8 months ago