Airports

Air-Traffic Reform Bill Targets Airline Policies on Bumping Passengers

Air-Traffic Reform Bill Targets Airline Policies on Bumping Passengers

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It's still unclear how the air-traffic control system will evolve since the U.S. House and Senate remain at odds on serious issues like privatization.

15 hours ago

TSA Tries Using Checked-Luggage Scanner for Carry-Ons

TSA Tries Using Checked-Luggage Scanner for Carry-Ons

David Koenig, Associated Press

Experimenting with technology that is usually used for scanning checked luggage on carry-ons instead is one way the TSA is working to increase security without a laptop ban on international flights.

6 days ago

Trump Administration’s Air-Traffic Privatization Plan Faces Headwinds

Trump Administration’s Air-Traffic Privatization Plan Faces Headwinds

Matthew Daly, Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration's unpredictable finances have slowed the modernization of U.S. air-traffic control. That's why most major U.S. carriers and unions representing airline pilots support the White House proposal. But can this Administration do the hard work to get a bill through Congress?

2 weeks ago

UAE Steps Up Pressure on Qatar By Closing Airspace

UAE Steps Up Pressure on Qatar By Closing Airspace

Deena Kamel Yousef and Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

This dispute isn't going away and Qatar's influence in the region (as well as its importance to the west) means it has the potential to be very serious.

2 weeks ago

U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 More Airports

U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 More Airports

Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg

Travelers and corporations certainly detest uncertainty and the prolonged governmental announcements about the possibility of an expanded laptop ban — will we, won't we? — contribute to business anxiety.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Brands Are Bullish on the Future of Airport Retail

Luxury Brands Are Bullish on the Future of Airport Retail

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Airport sales are not only growing faster than traditional retail outlets, but also providing multiple, multi-channel advertising opportunities well-positioned to reach luxury brands' target customers.

2 weeks ago

Trump’s Air Traffic Control Proposal Promises Change Without Giving Details

Trump’s Air Traffic Control Proposal Promises Change Without Giving Details

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A private air traffic control system isn't dangerous or untested; many countries around the world use them. Until more details are known about what it will take to implement and operate this new system in the U.S., however, you should remain skeptical about the transformative prospects of such a change.

2 weeks ago

Trump Unveils Plan to Privatize U.S. Air-Traffic Control

Trump Unveils Plan to Privatize U.S. Air-Traffic Control

Alan Levin and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

In theory, privatized air-traffic control in the U.S. could be a big win for both consumers and airlines alike. But given the dysfunction of the current administration, one has to wonder whether an effective replacement for the current system will ever emerge.

2 weeks ago

Trump to Propose Air-Traffic Control Privatization in Infrastructure Push

Trump to Propose Air-Traffic Control Privatization in Infrastructure Push

Alan Levin and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Trump's plan to privatize the nation's air-traffic control system has long been on the Republican Party's wish list. Changes are certainly needed although details on things such as a new passenger fee are scant at the moment.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines Launches Flagship Airport Dining for Top-Tier Fliers

American Airlines Launches Flagship Airport Dining for Top-Tier Fliers

Grant Martin, Skift

American Airlines has a new lounge for ultra-premium passengers at JFK. Good luck getting in though.

3 weeks ago

Laptop Bans Would Be Unnecessary if Future Airport Scanners Live Up to Their Promise

Laptop Bans Would Be Unnecessary if Future Airport Scanners Live Up to Their Promise

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The technology is already available to thwart any perceived threats from bombs hidden in laptops but bureaucracy could slow implementation for years.

4 weeks ago

Trump Travel Ban Won’t Be Reinstated, Appeals Court Rules

Trump Travel Ban Won’t Be Reinstated, Appeals Court Rules

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The United States is a country with checks and balances, meaning the President can't assert excessive powers just because he says he has them. For now, the travel ban is on ice.

4 weeks ago