Articles tagged “safety”

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Managing Business Traveler Anxieties in an Era of Global Uncertainty

Managing Business Traveler Anxieties in an Era of Global Uncertainty

Egencia + Skift

It’s important to look at the challenges that come with managing business travel and traveler concerns when global turmoil is the new normal.

2 weeks ago

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Building Trust Across Borders Through a Global Content Strategy

Building Trust Across Borders Through a Global Content Strategy

Smartling + Skift

In our current era of global anxiety, the brands that will have an advantage with today’s travelers are those that will be able to help ease traveler friction, build trust, and alleviate stress through easily accessible, relevant content.

3 weeks ago

Airplane Turbulence Is Underreported Because of Lax Requirements

Airplane Turbulence Is Underreported Because of Lax Requirements

David Koenig, Associated Press

Strong turbulence may be underreported by U.S. airlines due to loose government regulations, but flyers still aren't likely to be injured by it.

2 months ago

Once-Rejected FAA Software Upgrade May Prevent Planes From Landing on Taxiways

Once-Rejected FAA Software Upgrade May Prevent Planes From Landing on Taxiways

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The National Transportation Safety Board had a solution six years ago that would have mitigated the risks of an aircraft landing on a crowded taxiway but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration failed to act. No, this does not mean we need to privatize air traffic control.

2 months ago

Pilot Error Is Now Focus of Probe Into 2016 Emirates Plane Crash

Pilot Error Is Now Focus of Probe Into 2016 Emirates Plane Crash

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

Transparency isn't usually in play from UAE aviation authorities. It took them more than a year to disclose a higher injury count from the crash and they declined to answer questions from the Associated Press. Still, Emirates has an enviable safety record overall.

2 months ago

Pilot-Hero Sullenberger Labels Air Traffic Control Privatization an Extreme Solution

Pilot-Hero Sullenberger Labels Air Traffic Control Privatization an Extreme Solution

Kevin Freking, Associated Press

Sullenberger argues that air traffic control privatization is a power play for American, United, Delta and Southwest. He contends they would push policies that would benefit their bottom lines rather than public safety and the wider aviation community.

2 months ago

Indian Airline Vistara Offers Free Services to Solo Female Travelers

Indian Airline Vistara Offers Free Services to Solo Female Travelers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airport arrivals are a classic pain point for many solo female travelers and this service seems to streamline the experience. If it gains popularity, can Vistara afford to keep offering it for free?

2 months ago

U.S. Issues Egypt Travel Warning Following Attack on Tourists

U.S. Issues Egypt Travel Warning Following Attack on Tourists

Associated Press

Egypt has been trying for years to counter the evidence that travel to the country is unsafe, and this travel warning from the U.S. concerning ISIS attacks represents yet another blow to Egypt's flagging tourism sector.

2 months ago

NTSB Probes How Air Canada Plane Nearly Landed on Taxiway

NTSB Probes How Air Canada Plane Nearly Landed on Taxiway

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've seen before how incidents such as this and actual crashes have led to healthy air-safety reforms so hopefully something positive will emerge from the Air Canada near-miss, as well.

2 months ago

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Solo female travelers often pay more to be safe on the road. Paying less for safety is certainly novel, and if Overnight can get enough female-friendly listings onto its platform, that could be promising.

3 months ago

Marriott CEO: New Digital Technologies, Not Walls, Are Key to the Future of Travel

Marriott CEO: New Digital Technologies, Not Walls, Are Key to the Future of Travel

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

Sorenson hasn't been afraid to speak up for more common sense approaches to travel safety and security, especially during an age where travel bans, and even bans on certain electronics, are taking place.

6 months ago

Middle East, African Airlines Restrict Electronic Devices on U.S.-Bound Flights

Middle East, African Airlines Restrict Electronic Devices on U.S.-Bound Flights

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In the past, authorities have been able to both move fast and be competent, but the complete lack of information provided this time around to travelers so far by airlines and authorities only creates confusion for international travelers.

6 months ago