Articles tagged “politics”

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut TSA, Amtrak and Airline Services

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut TSA, Amtrak and Airline Services

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

President Trump's budget outline shows that his focus on national defense may come at the expense of aviation security and infrastructure improvement. Fortunately, Congress will likely push back against some of these cuts.

3 days ago

Trump Proposes Cutting Subsidies for Rural Airline Service

Trump Proposes Cutting Subsidies for Rural Airline Service

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

The Trump Administration has a point. Some of the Essential Air Service subsidies are shockingly high. But rural politicians tend to like the program, and they have clout in Washington, so it could be sticking around.

6 days ago

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

We have seen enough success from privatized air control systems, but we are not going to panic about this. But we will worry about how much competence goes into the privatization process.

7 days ago

New Trump Travel Ban Temporarily Blocked by Judges in Hawaii and Maryland

New Trump Travel Ban Temporarily Blocked by Judges in Hawaii and Maryland

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While the restraining order is temporary, the wording of the judge's findings shows a strong chance that the courts will overturn yet another travel ban.

1 week ago

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

Because Russia and Qatar are bastions for freedom of movement? Really, FIFA has long trafficked in corruption and dallied with dictators. We expected it would find kinship with this administration.

2 weeks ago

Visit Florida Loses Another Battle With State Legislators

Visit Florida Loses Another Battle With State Legislators

Gary Fineout, Associated Press

It appears that neither the Senate nor the governor will put up with this nonsense, but do expect Visit Florida to exist under more scrutiny next year.

2 weeks ago

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

In this new era of regulation-light, consumer-hostile rule changes, Uber and Lyft probably won't have to wait long to get their way in the state of Texas.

2 weeks ago

Politicians Ask Trump to Favor 3 Major U.S. Airlines in Gulf Carriers Spat

Politicians Ask Trump to Favor 3 Major U.S. Airlines in Gulf Carriers Spat

David Porter, Associated Press

The three major U.S. carriers hope that the current president's America First position will help them beat back the parts of Open Skies agreements they don't like. These politicians are just lending a hand.

2 weeks ago

Trump’s New Travel Ban and What It Means for the Meetings Industry

Trump’s New Travel Ban and What It Means for the Meetings Industry

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Although the new executive order grants a number of exceptions, an unfriendly air persists. Right now, we'll have to wait and see to accurately gauge the damage done to the U.S. meetings industry.

2 weeks ago

Travel Industry Reaction to Trump Travel Ban Is More Muted This Time

Travel Industry Reaction to Trump Travel Ban Is More Muted This Time

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel industry companies and groups need to admit that Trump's travel ban, even in its toned down form, presents a serious threat to their continued growth and the overall health of the U.S. economy.

2 weeks ago

New Trump Travel Ban Won’t Target Permanent U.S. Residents

New Trump Travel Ban Won’t Target Permanent U.S. Residents

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

President Trump's new travel ban has been designed to hold up to legal scrutiny this time, but the reality of this new order still seems discriminatory against Muslims around the world.

2 weeks ago

The Once-Urgent Travel Ban Keeps Getting Postponed

The Once-Urgent Travel Ban Keeps Getting Postponed

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

The travel industry is hoping that whatever version of the ban eventually gets signed will cause less damage to America's image as a welcoming destination. In the meantime, there's still uncertainty for potential travelers.

3 weeks ago