Articles tagged “safety”

Horizon Air Executive Sounds Alarm on Airline’s Safety Culture

Horizon Air Executive Sounds Alarm on Airline’s Safety Culture

Associated Press, Associated Press

Given the Boeing crisis, airlines need to be particularly aware of restoring the public's trust in commercial aviation's safety. Against this backdrop, an internal alarm at Horizon Air is especially worrying.

3 months ago

Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's all about its anticipated public offering at Airbnb these days. Shore up the plethora of safety issues, make peace with regulators, and bring in seasoned operational executives that the Wall Street crowd will look favorably upon. Was Belinda Johnson a casualty in that push?

3 months ago

Airbnb Finally Embraces Verified Listings After Halloween Deaths

Airbnb Finally Embraces Verified Listings After Halloween Deaths

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airbnb has avoided these policies under the guise of being just a platform, much like the rest of the tech platform companies. We just hope at some point that tragedies are not the only way to propel change that lots of stakeholders have been asking for all along.

4 months ago

Congress Grills Boeing CEO on 737 Max Safety Shortcomings

Congress Grills Boeing CEO on 737 Max Safety Shortcomings

Julie Johnsson, Courtney Rozen, Ryan Beene and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Many U.S. senators were aggressive on Tuesday toward Boeing's CEO, and for good reason. For months, company has downplayed its culpability in the two Boeing 737 Max crashes. That might be a good legal strategy, but it doesn't endear Boeing to elected officials. They expect accountability.

4 months ago

With Summer Tourism Comes a Spike in Crime in Barcelona

With Summer Tourism Comes a Spike in Crime in Barcelona

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press

Tourists are often the target of petty crime, but the situation in Barcelona seems to be escalating.

6 months ago

TripAdvisor Pressured Into Making Additional Reforms to Support Sexual Assault Victims

TripAdvisor Pressured Into Making Additional Reforms to Support Sexual Assault Victims

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you think protest is futile, then you're wrong. Petitioners didn't think TripAdvisor went far enough to promote traveler safety, and they got the travel website to take stock of itself and make additional reforms.

9 months ago

Travel Advisor Resources After Sri Lanka Attacks: Reducing Client Risk

Travel Advisor Resources After Sri Lanka Attacks: Reducing Client Risk

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka underscore the need for addressing traveler safety. While mitigating risk does not come with the same obligations for leisure travel advisors as it does for those on the corporate side, there are still steps they can take to protect clients.

10 months ago

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Maria Jose Valero and Jim Silver, Bloomberg

At a time when Boeing faces intense criticism about its handling of its 737 Max aircraft, problems with Dreamliner manufacturing in South Carolina is most unwelcome news. The company must get to the heart of the production problems there immediately, and fix them.

10 months ago

Understanding Boeing’s Relationship With the FAA’s Safety Regulators

Understanding Boeing’s Relationship With the FAA’s Safety Regulators

Peter Robison and Margaret Newkirk, Bloomberg

Even defenders of the special relationship note that the FAA's inspection team is under-staffed and underfunded. Let's start there.

11 months ago

The Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max Crash Leads to One of the Strangest Weeks Ever in Aviation

The Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max Crash Leads to One of the Strangest Weeks Ever in Aviation

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

The worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet “out of an abundance of caution” is a break with the FAA’s traditional data-driven approach to accident investigations. Could this mean an end to the way safety decisions have been made?

12 months ago

Lessons From Kashmir: When Violence Threatens a Fragile Tourism Economy

Lessons From Kashmir: When Violence Threatens a Fragile Tourism Economy

Sarah Khan, Skift

Despite conflict and instability, tourism remains an important part of Kashmir's economy. But travelers should be cognizant of a lot more than safety if they choose to visit the region.

12 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?

1 year ago