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Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Call off the fearmongers. The CEO of Heathrow said operations should be fairly normal because of existing agreements if the UK exits the European Union without signed paperwork. That's reassuring, and we hope he's correct.

4 months ago

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

In the landing game seconds really matter. Safely cutting the gap between landing times in cloudy conditions will be popular with passengers, who want to get on to the ground as quickly as possible.

5 months ago

Air Traffic Controller Sickouts Disrupted Operations at La Guardia Airport

Air Traffic Controller Sickouts Disrupted Operations at La Guardia Airport

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Disruption at U.S. airports, IRS agents calling in sick, and the overall negative impact to the U.S. and even global economy — all these factors will pressure legislators in Washington and the current occupant of the White House to come up with a deal to end the U.S. partial government shutdown.

5 months ago

4 U.S. Airports Had Security Lane Wait Times Greater Than 30 Minutes

4 U.S. Airports Had Security Lane Wait Times Greater Than 30 Minutes

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The worse things get for the U.S. economy, the more pressure there will be to end the U.S. government's partial shutdown.

5 months ago

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Even with two crowded runways, London Heathrow airport is still the busiest airport in Europe, but how long will this last?

5 months ago

Some Airport Security Lanes Close as Shutdown Chaos Grows

Some Airport Security Lanes Close as Shutdown Chaos Grows

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA employees in Atlanta, D.C., and Houston have been calling out sick in record numbers, as the government shutdown lingers on. The TSA is one of the more critical departments affected by the shutdown — how long can the mayhem last?

5 months ago

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

We'll have to wait and see whether the strike brings Lufthansa bosses back around the negotiating table or leads to a tougher stance.

5 months ago

TSA Sickouts Rise a Day After Workers Miss First Paycheck

TSA Sickouts Rise a Day After Workers Miss First Paycheck

Hailey Waller , Bloomberg

It's only going to get worse. Federal TSA workers called in sick in a big way on Saturday, apparently upset over not seeing their paychecks on Friday as the government shutdown moves into its fourth week.

5 months ago

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA officers didn't get paid this week, and it seems that some are choosing to simply not show up to work. The impact of the government shutdown on the air travel experience is just beginning.

5 months ago

TSA Officials Have Safety Concerns if U.S. Government Shutdown Continues

TSA Officials Have Safety Concerns if U.S. Government Shutdown Continues

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

Sure, let's put the safety of the aviation industry in the hands of disgruntled, unpaid security screeners and disgruntled, unpaid air traffic controllers.

6 months ago

Heathrow Is Looking to Add 25,000 Flights a Year

Heathrow Is Looking to Add 25,000 Flights a Year

Jacqueline Poh, Bloomberg

UK airports are seeing lots of new investment. Expansion is good, but will Brexit end up being a spoiler for Heathrow and Gatwick?

6 months ago

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

John Harney and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

You can expect the incident to impact flight schedules into Friday, if not for much of the day.

6 months ago