Airports

The TSA Found the Most Guns at These U.S. Airports in 2016

The TSA Found the Most Guns at These U.S. Airports in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The TSA is likely doing a better job identifying firearms at a time when more and more irresponsible gun owners are either purposefully or mistakenly attempting to smuggle them onboard.

5 days ago

Heathrow Still European Number One Despite Capacity Constraints

Heathrow Still European Number One Despite Capacity Constraints

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Without an additional runway, it looks like Heathrow’s lead will come to an end at some point in the near future. The UK government has given the go-ahead for anew one to be built but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be here anytime soon.

6 days ago

Instagram Launches Ads in Its Stories — Digital Travel Marketing News

Instagram Launches Ads in Its Stories — Digital Travel Marketing News

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Between their digital advertising tools and deep knowledge of consumers, there's virtually no tech company on earth (other than Google) that can match Facebook and Instagram. The launch of Instagram's new "Stories" feature should make advertising competitor Snapchat very afraid.

6 days ago

Are Plans to Rebuild JFK Airport Real or a Publicity Stunt?

Are Plans to Rebuild JFK Airport Real or a Publicity Stunt?

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Skeptics wonder whether the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey would really fund massive projects to rebuild LaGuardia and JFK at basically the same time. What's not in doubt is that both airports need to be transformed.

1 week ago

Guns in Checked Luggage Become an Issue After Murder of 5 People at Fort Lauderdale Airport

Guns in Checked Luggage Become an Issue After Murder of 5 People at Fort Lauderdale Airport

David Koenig, Bloomberg

The U.S. Republican political establishment has already decided it would rather allow people to brutally murder innocent people than impose even the slightest restrictions on guns, so this is not going to happen.

2 weeks ago

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Had Gun in Luggage, Officials Say

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Had Gun in Luggage, Officials Say

David Fischer, Associated Press

2 weeks ago

Multiple People Killed in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Multiple People Killed in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Associated Press

2 weeks ago

3 Charts Showing Top Global Airlines For On-Time Performance in 2016

3 Charts Showing Top Global Airlines For On-Time Performance in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Some airlines have done so much to pad their schedules and use other tactics to ensure they make it to gates on-time that it's difficult to know which carriers are actually the most punctual and time efficient. Passengers notice and this strategy likely helped a few airlines make these rankings.

2 weeks ago

New York’s Governor Proposes $10 Billion Plan to (Finally) Fix JFK Airport

New York’s Governor Proposes $10 Billion Plan to (Finally) Fix JFK Airport

Hilary Russ, Reuters

With New York LaGuardia finally getting a much-needed facelift, it makes sense that New York's governor is turning his attention to JFK. Most of JFK's terminals are in better shape than LaGuardia, but they're far from being among the world's best.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Customs Officials Say System Outage Caused Processing Delays at Airports

U.S. Customs Officials Say System Outage Caused Processing Delays at Airports

Associated Press

A system outage at U.S. airports isn't an ideal way to end a long holiday break at all. U.S. Customs and Border Protection seems to be downplaying the extent of the disruption.

2 weeks ago

The Future of Smart Airports — Digital Travel Marketing This Week

The Future of Smart Airports — Digital Travel Marketing This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Given how much time we all spend at airports, it's a sector of the travel industry that's ripe for technology innovation and disruption.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Flights and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Airbnb Flights and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

4 weeks ago