Articles tagged “lga”

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The Company That Wants to Bring New York Airports Back to Their Former Glory

The Company That Wants to Bring New York Airports Back to Their Former Glory

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

5 years ago

New York City Airports Introduce Free 30-Minute Wi-Fi for Flyers

New York City Airports Introduce Free 30-Minute Wi-Fi for Flyers

Associated Press

This Wi-Fi roll-out is standard for international airports but a major improvement for New York City airports, which are known as some of the worst in the country.

6 years ago

Low-Paid Workers at New York Airports Get a Salary Boost

Low-Paid Workers at New York Airports Get a Salary Boost

Associated Press

Low-paid workers are both a safety and a security risk. Even minor bumps like this improve matters.

6 years ago

New York’s Port Authority Is Being Outwitted by Area Birds

New York’s Port Authority Is Being Outwitted by Area Birds

Associated Press

Well, it is the Port Authority. When people call them bird brains the birds are incredibly offended.

6 years ago

It’s the U.S. Northeast’s Day to Cancel the Majority of Flights

It’s the U.S. Northeast’s Day to Cancel the Majority of Flights

Associated Press

Travelers on the U.S. east coast aren't going anywhere today, and neither are the passengers who need to connect via its major hubs.

6 years ago

NYC’s New Mayor Defends LaGuardia Airport After Vice President’s Insults

NYC’s New Mayor Defends LaGuardia Airport After Vice President’s Insults

Associated Press

Sorry Mr. Mayor, tens of thousands of people arrive at LaGuardia every day and immediately realize that Joe Biden is right and you're playing politics. We know the Port Authority is broken, so don't pretend it isn't.

6 years ago

Southwest Tops JetBlue for Washington, D.C. Flying Rights

Southwest Tops JetBlue for Washington, D.C. Flying Rights

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

If lowering fares was a key goal of the Justice Department, then the win by Southwest should be seen as a big success.

6 years ago

JetBlue Wins Bid to Buy 12 Slot Pairs at Washington’s Reagan Airport

JetBlue Wins Bid to Buy 12 Slot Pairs at Washington’s Reagan Airport

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue lost out on the slots at LaGuardia Airport, but its new slots in D.C. will strengthen the airline's east coast presence outside its NYC headquarters.

6 years ago

Airlines at New York Airports Ordered to Raise Employees’ Wages by $1 Per Hour

Airlines at New York Airports Ordered to Raise Employees’ Wages by $1 Per Hour

Associated Press

The harsh working conditions of many NYC airport workers was revealed in a Wall Street Journal story earlier this month, but it was President Obama's announcement during the State of the Union address that prompted the PANYNJ to move quickly.

6 years ago

Number of Flyers Arriving and Departing at NYC Airports Passes Pre-Recession Levels

Associated Press

The new all-time record surpasses the previous mark set in 2007 by 20 million flyers signifying that the aviation sector, at least in NYC, has fully rebounded.

6 years ago

New York Governor Proposes Taking Control of JFK and La Guardia Airport Redevelopment

New York Governor Proposes Taking Control of JFK and La Guardia Airport Redevelopment

Samantha Shankman, Skift

No matter who heads the project, its construction will undoubtedly be costly complicated and long impacting travelers and airlines for seven or more years.

6 years ago

Virgin America Got The Gates It Wanted in New York. Now What?

6 years ago