Airports

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Sadly, it seems the TSA is still far away from recognizing that its policy requiring travelers to assume a gender when passing through security causes distress to many members of the LGBTQ community.

6 days ago

Airports Installing Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children

Airports Installing Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Kudos to airports that are providing services for an often-forgotten segment of the population, autistic kids.

2 weeks ago

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

David Koenig, Associated Press

One is a crumbling cesspool filled with trapped, broken down men and run by corrupt, incompetent government officials. The other is a prison. Seriously: New York City offers some of the best examples of a failed transportation policy in the U.S.

3 weeks ago

Singapore Changi Wants to Turn Happy Passengers Into Returning Tourists

Singapore Changi Wants to Turn Happy Passengers Into Returning Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

Large hub airports like Singapore's Changi have tens of millions of connecting travelers each year. While it makes passengers happy, it hasn't been able to turn them into tourists.

3 weeks ago

Pilots Call for Drone Crackdown After Three Near-Misses at London Heathrow

Pilots Call for Drone Crackdown After Three Near-Misses at London Heathrow

Siobhan Starrs, Associated Press

In the past year, Heathrow had serious near-misses involving drones and aircraft. Pilots warn that a collision with a passenger jet could be "catastrophic."

4 weeks ago

Portugal’s Favorite Football Star Now Has His Own Airport

Portugal’s Favorite Football Star Now Has His Own Airport

Associated Press

For someone who already has a statue, museum and a hotel named for him in his hometown, an airport was an inevitable next step, right?

4 weeks ago

Flyers and Middle East Airlines Cope With Electronics Bans  — Skift Business Traveler

Flyers and Middle East Airlines Cope With Electronics Bans — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Electronics are now banned in the cabin on most flights from the Middle East to the U.S. and UK, though few can explain exactly why. Meanwhile, airports and airlines are scrambling to cope.

1 month ago

Hey, Companies Looking for Space — Struggling U.S. Airports Have Lots of It

Hey, Companies Looking for Space — Struggling U.S. Airports Have Lots of It

Conor Sen, Bloomberg

When it comes to transportation, there are few things more sad than a former hub airport, like St. Louis or Cleveland. Once thriving terminal buildings are now empty, and the airfields have more capacity than they need. It's smart for companies to try to use this space.

1 month ago

United Is Expanding Upgraded Screening Lanes at Newark Airport

United Is Expanding Upgraded Screening Lanes at Newark Airport

Grant Martin, Skift

Passengers traveling through Newark's Terminal C have some more efficient security lines to look forward to thanks to a new integration from United Airlines.

1 month ago

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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Timeline of Attack That Closed Paris’ Orly Airport Today

Associated Press

1 month ago