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President-Elect Trump Picks a Retired Marine to Manage U.S. Borders and the TSA

President-Elect Trump Picks a Retired Marine to Manage U.S. Borders and the TSA

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Prospective nominee Major Gen. John Kelly as Department of Homeland Security secretary certainly has experience in border protection and could play a key role if President-Elect Trump cracks down on immigration, illegal and legal. Kelly's views on airport security and the TSA have yet to be articulated but privatization efforts would not be surprising.

2 days ago

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The Airport of Tomorrow: Putting the Passenger at the Heart of the Experience

The Airport of Tomorrow: Putting the Passenger at the Heart of the Experience

Sabre + Skift

Recent research has found that a majority of frequent travelers are finding more value in the airport experience. There are some clear steps for today’s airport to take as it evolves into the airport of tomorrow.

3 days ago

United Opens First Polaris Lounge as Part of Its Business Class Overhaul

United Opens First Polaris Lounge as Part of Its Business Class Overhaul

Grant Martin, Skift

United's highest-paying customers have a new place to call home at Chicago O'Hare. The Polaris lounge opened late last week and will be followed with similar properties across the globe through 2018.

5 days ago

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Crazy-rich male travelers: they're just like us.

6 days ago

Airport Workers Are the Have Nots of the Aviation Industry

Airport Workers Are the Have Nots of the Aviation Industry

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

If airlines want to truly improve the passenger experience, they can't ignore the plight of people who work for contractors at the airport. The airport, obviously, is a big part of the customer experience.

1 week ago

3 Charts Showing the World’s Largest Megahub Airports

3 Charts Showing the World’s Largest Megahub Airports

Dan Peltier, Skift

High demand for domestic travel is what's keeping several U.S. airports at the top of the ranking, even if many passengers have to wait several hours in between flights to reach their destinations.

1 week ago

50 U.S. Airports Tack on $183 Million for Taxi Rides Home

50 U.S. Airports Tack on $183 Million for Taxi Rides Home

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Airlines get a lot of grief for all the fees they charge. This story shows that a sliver of that ire could be directed at airports.

3 weeks ago

Trump Supports Privatizing Air Traffic Control in the U.S.

Trump Supports Privatizing Air Traffic Control in the U.S.

Jean Lowy, Associated Press

It looks like President Trump may take a cue from Canada and support privatizing air traffic control in the U.S.

3 weeks ago

Airport Security Lanes Get Automated Bins in Time for Thanksgiving Crush

Airport Security Lanes Get Automated Bins in Time for Thanksgiving Crush

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We'll wait to see how these new types of security lanes work in practice during the peak holiday period before judging them. Will these larger bins, automated so passengers don't need to feed them into X-ray machines, really remove bottlenecks? It will take time for flyers to get used to the whole thing.

3 weeks ago

The FAA’s Air Traffic Control Plan Has No Price Tag or End Date

The FAA’s Air Traffic Control Plan Has No Price Tag or End Date

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

We'll likely hear much more about the FAA plan in the coming months and years as President-elect Donald Trump said he plans to make infrastructure, including airports, one of the hallmarks of his domestic policy.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Travel and Members of Congress Have a Plan to Modernize the TSA

U.S. Travel and Members of Congress Have a Plan to Modernize the TSA

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A plan to reform the TSA is all well and good, but executing such a far-reaching vision of improving the government agency will require continuity in TSA leadership and a concerted effort from Congress to continue a culture shift in the agency.

3 weeks ago

Confusing Price With Value and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Confusing Price With Value and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

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

4 weeks ago