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.
Despite the competitive airline posturing, long haul flights out of LaGuardia could be good for most.
As we said before and will say again many times in the upcoming years: We will believe it when we see it.
Everything's bigger in Texas. Especially the screwups.
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.
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.
We've visited many wonderful airports in the last few years and LaGuardia isn't one of them.
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.
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.
A global transformation has taken place at airports turning previously stark hubs into mini-cities with local food and shopping options. The mix of political and commercial stakeholders in charge of New York City airports has slowed its similar progress; however, all parties are now realizing the importance in quickly improving the flyer experience.