Articles tagged “safety”

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?

1 month ago

New Safety Concerns Present Complicated Challenge for Event Organizers

New Safety Concerns Present Complicated Challenge for Event Organizers

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Agencies and venues have stepped up to the plate to meet rising safety and security concerns among meetings organizers. The challenge is to fulfill duty of care obligations without impacting the delegate experience.

2 months ago

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Justin Bachman, Kyunghee Park and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As we've remarked over the years, it's only a matter of time until a doofus with a drone knocks an airliner out of the sky and kills dozens or hundreds of people. In fact, it almost happened recently in Mexico.

2 months ago

Airlines Continue to Struggle With Passenger Racism and Sexual Harassment

Airlines Continue to Struggle With Passenger Racism and Sexual Harassment

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Airlines need to find a way to better deal with drunk and virulently racist passengers. Ignoring troublemakers only ensure this problem will continue; authorities were alerted in only half of the incidents that took place last year.

2 months ago

Lion Air Aircraft That Crashed Experienced Tech Problems on 4 Previous Flights

Lion Air Aircraft That Crashed Experienced Tech Problems on 4 Previous Flights

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press

It's clear already that doomed Lion Air flight shouldn't have taken off given what we now know about the aircraft's problems. The pilots apparently were dealing with multiple failures simultaneously.

3 months ago

Putting Focus on Female Business Travelers

Putting Focus on Female Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While corporate travel at large claims to have a major focus on safety, research shows that women who travel for business routinely face safety threats. More needs to be done by companies to protect women and empower them to thrive professionally when traveling.

4 months ago

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Women who travel for business need more resources and support from the companies that dispatch them around the world. Raising awareness of the issues they face can only do so much.

4 months ago

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Implementation of panic buttons, or employee safety devices, for hotel employees is a good start, but it should just be the beginning of the much broader measures the entire global hospitality industry should take to ensure the safety of every single person who walks through its doors.

6 months ago

The 6 Most Popular Skift Stories Ever

The 6 Most Popular Skift Stories Ever

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Our readers — perhaps aimlessly clicking on compelling-looking stories from remote hamlets around the globe — have voted these stories up as the Skift most-popular stories of all time. Think of it as the wisdom of the crowds.

7 months ago

Southwest Is Inspecting Its Engines More Frequently Than Required

Southwest Is Inspecting Its Engines More Frequently Than Required

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Southwest is making the right call to inspect its engines more often than the Federal Aviation Administration requires. It has had two scary engine failures recently, and one resulted in a passenger's death. It's better to be safe than sorry.

7 months ago

Branson Tragedy Highlights Deadly History of Tourist Duck Boats

7 months ago

Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers know they need to focus on safety as more women travel for business, but seem to be unwilling so far to make specific changes to their policies. Hopefully, this trend won't continue.

8 months ago