Airports

These 10 U.S. Airports Challenge Pilots Most

These 10 U.S. Airports Challenge Pilots Most

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Some airports are more challenging than others, but the good news is that just about every U.S. airline, even the smallest ones, employ professional pilots capable of successfully navigating the trickiest approaches.

2 days ago

Trump’s Proposal to End Rural Air Subsidies Spurs Opposition

Trump’s Proposal to End Rural Air Subsidies Spurs Opposition

Associated Press

Heidi Heitkamp will be the first of many big-time politicians — Republican and Democrat — who come out in favor of the Essential Air Service. It's a costly program, and the subsidies can be gigantic, but rural constituents like it. And they vote.

4 days ago

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Associated Press

4 days ago

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Donald Trump’s New Budget Calls for Air Traffic Control Privatization

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

We have seen enough success from privatized air control systems, but we are not going to panic about this. But we will worry about how much competence goes into the privatization process.

6 days ago

Etihad Thinks Its Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility Has an Edge Over Other Gulf Carriers

Etihad Thinks Its Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility Has an Edge Over Other Gulf Carriers

Deena Kamel Yousef and Misha Savic, Bloomberg

Though adding more U.S. pre-clearance facilities in gulf carrier hubs is a win-win for airlines and airports, we'd be surprised if pre-clearance expands across the Middle East given the travel ban involving several countries in the region.

1 week ago

CEO of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Wants $10 Billion for Upgrades

CEO of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Wants $10 Billion for Upgrades

Associated Press

If the new U.S. president is serious about fixing infrastructure, he can't ignore airports.

1 week ago

Why You Should Wear Golf Pants on a Plane — and Other Travel Hacks

Why You Should Wear Golf Pants on a Plane — and Other Travel Hacks

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

Most of the travel advice here is sound stuff, but wearing golf pants on the plane? Come on. You can do better.

2 weeks ago

President Trump Wants to Cut TSA Budget to Help Fund His Border Wall

President Trump Wants to Cut TSA Budget to Help Fund His Border Wall

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Maybe a $500 million cut to the budget of the agency that provides airport security isn't the best way to keep the U.S. safe. It's also likely to make life more difficult for flyers across the country.

2 weeks ago

Airport Strike Strands Visitors to ITB Berlin Conference

Airport Strike Strands Visitors to ITB Berlin Conference

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Berlin's airport saw a substantial boost in passengers last year and ground workers want to share in the uptick. The union and management don't appear to be too far apart in their demands, although the disruption will make things a lot more complicated to attendees of ITB Berlin.

2 weeks ago

Frankfurt Airport Doubles the Size of Its VIP Lounge to Meet Demand

Frankfurt Airport Doubles the Size of Its VIP Lounge to Meet Demand

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Frankfurt's first VIP lounge was a victim of its own success, as celebrities and others wishing to stay out of the public eye swarmed it. Similar VIP lounges in Amsterdam, London, and Singapore should take note.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Airports Hopeful Trump Will Help Them Reach $100 Billion Target for Improvements

U.S. Airports Hopeful Trump Will Help Them Reach $100 Billion Target for Improvements

Alan Levin and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Airlines For America thinks the Airports Council International-North America is overstating its budgetary needs and the two groups disagree about leveling a new passenger fee at the airport. Sounds like your basic landlord-tenant squabble although taxpayers and flyers will feel the impact from the outcome.

2 weeks ago

American and Delta Are Mixing Up Their Boarding Procedures

American and Delta Are Mixing Up Their Boarding Procedures

Grant Martin, Skift

Passengers flying on American and Delta may notice new boarding procedures this month. Now's a good time to double check that boarding pass.

2 weeks ago