Articles tagged “safety”

Uber Avoids Reporting Full Data on Violence Against Passengers

Uber Avoids Reporting Full Data on Violence Against Passengers

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Yes, Uber should be fully transparent about its passenger assaults, just like other forms of public transit. But the depressing truth is that any household name that dominates its sector can get away with doing the wrong thing — for now.

2 months ago

Uber Suspends Testing After Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Uber Suspends Testing After Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

It was only a matter of time until an accident created a public conversation about the dangers of self-driving cars. Now that we're here, the backlash could force Uber, Waymo, and others to reexamine the safety of their autonomous vehicles.

3 months ago

Super Long-Haul Trips Expose Flight Crews and Passengers to Cosmic Radiation

Super Long-Haul Trips Expose Flight Crews and Passengers to Cosmic Radiation

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines are buying more aircraft capable of flying the extreme weather conditions of the North Pole, but this exposes the people inside to higher levels of cosmic radiation. Frequent flyers and flight crews are right to be asking questions.

3 months ago

Airlines Fail to Convince Flyers to Abandon Bags in Emergencies

Airlines Fail to Convince Flyers to Abandon Bags in Emergencies

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Maybe the adversarial relationship between flyers and airlines doesn't help here. Flyers assume airlines enjoy screwing them on everything from fare to legroom. But everyone wants to live, including pilots and crew, so in an emergency passengers need to put down the bag and flee.

5 months ago

TSA Found Record-Breaking Number of Guns at Checkpoints in 2017

TSA Found Record-Breaking Number of Guns at Checkpoints in 2017

Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

More flyers are heading to the airport with their guns in tow across the U.S., and 84 percent of those found by the TSA last year were loaded. This doesn't bode well for airport security in 2018.

5 months ago

Indonesia Condemns Travel Advisory as Excessive Amid Bali Volcano Eruption

Indonesia Condemns Travel Advisory as Excessive Amid Bali Volcano Eruption

Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho, Bloomberg

A volcanic eruption is never good for locals or seasonal tourism. What it can do, as it did in the case of Iceland, is actually raise the profile of your destination in the public eye. However, Bali's profile isn't exactly hidden.

7 months ago

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Cyber security is not a priority for most meeting planners, but experts warn that it’s just a matter of time before the industry is hit with a major breach. Both attendees and event professionals can take steps to protect themselves.

7 months ago

Fewer Flyers Are Getting Bumped After Widespread Backlash

Fewer Flyers Are Getting Bumped After Widespread Backlash

Associated Press

Airlines have learned their lesson after getting slammed following the violent incident on a United flight earlier this year. Whether this lasts is anyone's guess.

7 months ago

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AIG Travel CEO on the Rise of Traveler Concerns

AIG Travel CEO on the Rise of Traveler Concerns

AIG + Skift

Are the increasing safety and security concerns associated with travel affecting traveler behavior? We discuss the rise of permanxiety in the global travel industry and more with President and CEO of AIG Travel, Jeff Rutledge.

8 months ago

Black Millennial Travelers Plan Trips Around Safety and Acceptance

Black Millennial Travelers Plan Trips Around Safety and Acceptance

Sarah Enelow, Skift

New data suggest that black travelers make decisions based on safety and acceptance, but should black travelers have to pay more than their white counterparts for those benefits?

8 months ago

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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.

9 months 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.

10 months ago