Articles tagged “politics”

Eurotunnel Dreads Brexit as Much as Everyone Else

Eurotunnel Dreads Brexit as Much as Everyone Else

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

Even if you agree with the ideas behind Brexit pushers, you have to agree that everything that's been accomplished under its name is dumber than you could have previously imagined. Transport is just one of many issues.

2 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?

2 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.

2 months ago

Jet Airways’ Near-Collapse Could Be a Tough Election Issue for India’s Prime Minister

Jet Airways’ Near-Collapse Could Be a Tough Election Issue for India’s Prime Minister

Vrishti Beniwal and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

India's economic policies have made airfares way more affordable, which hasn't helped the struggling Jet Airways. If the prime minister doesn't figure out a rescue plan for the airline, it could be a vexing issue in an upcoming election.

2 months ago

Some Airport Security Lanes Close as Shutdown Chaos Grows

Some Airport Security Lanes Close as Shutdown Chaos Grows

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA employees in Atlanta, D.C., and Houston have been calling out sick in record numbers, as the government shutdown lingers on. The TSA is one of the more critical departments affected by the shutdown — how long can the mayhem last?

2 months ago

New Visit Florida CEO Comes Straight From Political Arena

New Visit Florida CEO Comes Straight From Political Arena

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Visit Florida's recent history has been rocky. Will a former Republican lawmaker have success making the case to her old colleagues for increased funding?

2 months ago

TSA Officials Have Safety Concerns if U.S. Government Shutdown Continues

TSA Officials Have Safety Concerns if U.S. Government Shutdown Continues

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

Sure, let's put the safety of the aviation industry in the hands of disgruntled, unpaid security screeners and disgruntled, unpaid air traffic controllers.

2 months ago

Shutdown’s Toll on Travel Mounts With No End in Sight

Shutdown’s Toll on Travel Mounts With No End in Sight

Hannah Sampson, Skift

There's no telling when this shutdown will end — especially since President Donald Trump mentioned "months and even years" on Friday — so the travel industry may need to prepare for a long-term impact.

2 months ago

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg

Brexit's impact is one wake-up notice after another for England's tourism industry. And the wake-up is harsh.

3 months ago

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Despite the presence of a significant political figure on its board, Marriott has consistently risen above politics and represented the interests of hotel chains and tourism as a whole quite well over the last few years.

4 months ago

American May Prohibit Changing Nonrefundable Tickets After Congressional Proposals

American May Prohibit Changing Nonrefundable Tickets After Congressional Proposals

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

You can see Doug Parker's point, but that won't stop passengers from getting upset — especially since the high fees that airlines charge annoy them already.

6 months ago

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

Ilya Khrennikov, Bloomberg

Political tension between the U.S. and Russia mounts, and this time, Russia's state-run carrier Aeroflot may feel the pinch.

7 months ago