Articles tagged “lga”

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

David Koenig, Associated Press

One is a crumbling cesspool filled with trapped, broken down men and run by corrupt, incompetent government officials. The other is a prison. Seriously: New York City offers some of the best examples of a failed transportation policy in the U.S.

8 months ago

New York’s LaGuardia Airport Hopes Everything Will Be Different in 6 Years

New York’s LaGuardia Airport Hopes Everything Will Be Different in 6 Years

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

In any other situation we'd sound flip and lazy if we said "we'll believe it when we see it." But this is an airport under the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is the benchmark for corrupt and incompetent transportation and development agencies in the U.S.

11 months ago

Winners and Losers of Summer Travel 2016

Winners and Losers of Summer Travel 2016

Colin Nagy, Skift

In other words: Summer is over. But it had some bright spots.

1 year ago

New York Airports Threaten to Remove TSA in Favor of Alternate Screeners

New York Airports Threaten to Remove TSA in Favor of Alternate Screeners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

2 years ago

New LaGuardia Flying Rules Could Make New York Airport a Boon For Transcontinental Travelers

New LaGuardia Flying Rules Could Make New York Airport a Boon For Transcontinental Travelers

Grant Martin

Despite the competitive airline posturing, long haul flights out of LaGuardia could be good for most.

2 years ago

The 6 Big Players in the $4 Billion LaGuardia Rehabilitation Plan

The 6 Big Players in the $4 Billion LaGuardia Rehabilitation Plan

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

As we said before and will say again many times in the upcoming years: We will believe it when we see it.

2 years ago

Dallas Love Field Is Even Worse Than LaGuardia Says Virgin America

Dallas Love Field Is Even Worse Than LaGuardia Says Virgin America

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Everything's bigger in Texas. Especially the screwups.

2 years ago

What Will It Take to Bring U.S. Airports Into the Future? Only $4

What Will It Take to Bring U.S. Airports Into the Future? Only $4

Marisa Garcia and Jason Clampet, Skift

Airlines would strongly disagree with all of this. In fairness, airlines have their own cost burdens to tackle. But an extra $4 each way is hardly the worst air travel fee we’ve come across. Especially since their ancillary fees are one giant tax dodge.

2 years ago

Workers at Two New York Airports Vote to Strike Today

Workers at Two New York Airports Vote to Strike Today

Martin Z. Braun, Skift

Contractors let the airports save a few bucks, but it means they are less safe than they would be if workers had decent pay and benefits.

2 years ago

Surprise: Even the Experts Think That LaGuardia Airport Is Terrible

Surprise: Even the Experts Think That LaGuardia Airport Is Terrible

Meghan Barr, Associated Press

We've visited many wonderful airports in the last few years and LaGuardia isn't one of them.

3 years ago

American Airlines President Regrets Not Fighting Harder Over Dallas Love Field

American Airlines President Regrets Not Fighting Harder Over Dallas Love Field

Dennis Schaal, Skift

You can't always get what you want. American Airlines president thinks the airline handed Southwest a monopoly when American gave up its two gates at Dallas Love Field. And that merger concession, right in American's backyard, still rankles.

3 years ago

New York City Transport Hubs Still a Mess After Failures by Governors and Legislatures

New York City Transport Hubs Still a Mess After Failures by Governors and Legislatures

Terrence Dopp and Martin Z. Braun, Bloomberg

The message from the governors and legislators is clear: Transportation hubs in the U.S.'s largest metro area must remain a mess in order to have high-paying jobs to dole out to woefully incompetent and corrupt political cronies.

3 years ago