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U.S. Airline Pilots Face Ever-Present Random Testing for Alcohol

Pilots rarely fly under the influence of alcohol, but when they do, it often makes the news. That makes these incidents seem more common than they are.

1 month ago

Qatar’s International Airport Adds a New Fee for Passengers

In years past Qatar would have just thrown some oil money around rather than added a fee. This a early sign that Gulf carriers, and the supportive transportation infrastructure supporting their growth, will spend less.

1 month ago

Volaris Outsmarts Rivals and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

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

1 month ago

New York LaGuardia’s Redevelopment Already Has Travelers Worried

We are dreading the day when a renovated LaGuardia will no longer be a metaphor for everything that's wrong in U.S. aviation. But, luckily, with the Port Authority in charge we're certain they'll find a way to overspend and under deliver.

1 month ago

New Mexico Spaceport Director Ends Tenure With Virgin Galactic Yet to Move In

Spaceport officials counsel patience as delays and difficulties have characterized the development of the New Mexico facility. No one ever said that commercial space travel would be a walk in the park.

2 months ago

London Mayor Talks Up Gatwick Airport Expansion in Wake of Brexit

The UK government still seems no closer to deciding where to build a new runway. How much longer can it keep delaying the choice?

2 months ago

Largest U.S. Airport Spa Chain Gets Acquired as Retailing is Forecast to Soar

Given the often-harrowing airport experience for many travelers, it's no surprise that many would want to seek out spa therapy before their flights. But passengers don't want to miss those flights so spa operators are focusing on streamlining their operations.

2 months ago

Next Gen Loyalty and 10 Other Aviation Trends This Week

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

2 months ago

Las Vegas Will Get Its First Non-Stop Flights to Beijing in December

The new Hainan Airlines service will help boost Las Vegas' gambling operations and drive higher convention attendance from Asia.

2 months ago

Slashing Loyalty Benefits and 8 Other Aviation Trends This Week

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

2 months ago

Rethinking the Airport Brand – Digital Marketing News This Week

While there are exceptions to the rule, the majority of U.S. airports are in sad shape. As more executives behind these critical transit hubs now realize, badly needed renovations aren't just about aesthetics: They're also good for business.

2 months ago

United is Latest U.S. Airline to Announce Automated Security Checkpoints at Hubs

United, American and Delta realize that a better security experience leads to happier passengers boarding their planes, and we certainly need all of those we can get.

2 months ago