Articles tagged “government shutdown”

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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.

2 years ago

FAA Will Recall Thousands of Furloughed Inspectors for Airplane Safety Checks

FAA Will Recall Thousands of Furloughed Inspectors for Airplane Safety Checks

Ryan Beene, Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It's nice to see the Federal Aviation Administration admit it needs to get safety inspectors back on the job. But how about the entire government getting back to work?

2 years ago

Delta Air Lines Has a $25 Million Reason to Hate the U.S. Shutdown

Delta Air Lines Has a $25 Million Reason to Hate the U.S. Shutdown

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta is losing about $25 million in revenue this month because of the partial government shutdown. For such a big company, that's not a big number. But clearly Delta would like the government to reopen, and executives spent a good portion of their earnings call discussing it.

2 years ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Government Shutdown Puts Agents on Edge

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Government Shutdown Puts Agents on Edge

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While the government shutdown had not yet had a serious impact on leisure travel business as of last week, many travel advisors became increasingly concerned about what a prolonged shutdown could mean.

2 years ago

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

It's a perfect storm, and we're not just talking about the snow. But Winter Storm Gia, along with pissed off U.S. Transportation Security Agency employees going without paychecks, hasn't made the friendly skies very amiable this weekend.

2 years ago

TSA Sickouts Rise a Day After Workers Miss First Paycheck

TSA Sickouts Rise a Day After Workers Miss First Paycheck

Hailey Waller , Bloomberg

It's only going to get worse. Federal TSA workers called in sick in a big way on Saturday, apparently upset over not seeing their paychecks on Friday as the government shutdown moves into its fourth week.

2 years ago

U.S. Shutdown Is Hurting D.C.-Area Hotels: Will the Pain Spread?

U.S. Shutdown Is Hurting D.C.-Area Hotels: Will the Pain Spread?

Deanna Ting, Skift

If the shutdown continues, you can count on a negative impact in markets beyond the Beltway.

2 years ago

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA officers didn't get paid this week, and it seems that some are choosing to simply not show up to work. The impact of the government shutdown on the air travel experience is just beginning.

2 years ago

Here’s How the U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Aviation

Here’s How the U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Aviation

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

U.S. airlines take safety seriously, and their aircraft will remain safe whether or not FAA inspectors are working. But the aviation industry would operate much more efficiently if the government got back to work.

2 years ago

Government Shutdown Leads to Closure of Joshua Tree National Park

Government Shutdown Leads to Closure of Joshua Tree National Park

Associated Press

Even with park supporters and local community members volunteering their services, the government shutdown is taking a big toll on some national parks.

2 years ago

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The partial government shutdown started just before Christmas, a slow time for work-related trips. But now that 2019 is well underway, business travelers are feeling an impact that will only grow if the impasse persists.

2 years ago

How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting U.S. Air Travelers

How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting U.S. Air Travelers

David Koenig, Associated Press

What a mess. The U.S. government needs to reopen — and soon. Aviation is just one of many industries affected by it.

2 years ago