Articles tagged “security”

Airlines

South Africa Calls Ryanair’s Afrikaans Test a ‘Backward Profiling System’

Does Ryanair believe the only acceptable South Africans to fly on its planes are those relative few who speak Afrikaans?

South Africa Calls Ryanair’s Afrikaans Test a ‘Backward Profiling System’

Airlines

Heathrow Airport Arriving Travelers Can Expect Even Longer Wait Times

Wait times at Heathrow for arriving passengers were already horrendous at times. With the airport short of around 12,000 staff and a holiday period on the way, this won't get prettier.

Heathrow Airport Arriving Travelers Can Expect Even Longer Wait Times

Skift Meetings

Years-Long Campaign to Protect U.K. Events from Terrorism Leads to New Laws

The U.K. is moving forward with its Protect Duty legislation, a new set of rules requiring venues to assess and address the risk of terrorist attacks. What will these changes mean for the U.K.’s event industry?

Years-Long Campaign to Protect U.K. Events from Terrorism Leads to New Laws

Travel Technology

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

By acquiring Argentinan vendor Whyline, Clear is doubling down on technology that allows travelers to reserve a spot in line when they check in for their flight. This "virtual queueing" tech could be used outside of airports, too, such as at attraction parks, in conference venues, and on cruise ships.

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

Airlines

The Enduring Impact of 9/11 on the Business of Travel

Twenty years after that fated day, enhanced security measures are now just part of the routine of travel — and the cost of doing business across the globe.

The Enduring Impact of 9/11 on the Business of Travel

Online Travel

Data Breach Affects More Than 2 Million Frequent Flyers Across Airline Alliances

It's easy to feel jaded about data breaches given how often they happen. But it will raise eyebrows that hackers obtained data on loyalty flyers of Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, and other carriers by exploiting a SITA tech system not used by most of them.

Data Breach Affects More Than 2 Million Frequent Flyers Across Airline Alliances

Airlines

Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

Many border security agencies aren't ready to cope with a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel if they have to track additional pieces of information like traveler health. Blame the holdup on a debate about tactics and tech, not just budgetary shortfalls.

Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

Airlines

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key for Airlines’ Recovery

It's difficult to imagine that middle seats on planes will be permanently removed after a recovery takes place. That's why coronavirus testing is so important. But if passengers won't fly with another flyer at their elbows, then expect airfares to skyrocket.

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key for Airlines’ Recovery

Tourism

An Expanded Trump Travel Ban May Be Coming Soon

The original Trump travel ban wasn't an especially effective or well-received piece of political theater. One hopes the travel industry will find a stronger voice to oppose any expanded ban than it had the first time around.

An Expanded Trump Travel Ban May Be Coming Soon

Airlines

British Airways Freezes Cairo Flights as Security Precaution

The seven-day suspension might seem interminably long for travelers whose plans have been disrupted. But given escalating regional tensions with Iran — not to mention the history of terrorist attacks against tourists in Egypt and the October 2015 bomb explosion that destroyed a Russian airliner — action by British Airways is well warranted despite scant details.

British Airways Freezes Cairo Flights as Security Precaution