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New Starbucks Airport Partnership Aims for More Coffee, Fewer Lines

New Starbucks Airport Partnership Aims for More Coffee, Fewer Lines

Danielle Hyams, Skift

After HMSHost severed its exclusivity agreement to operate Starbucks airport locations, OTG hospitality group quickly stepped in to fill the void. OTG is well-known for its use of tech to make the airport dining experience more efficient. Let's hope it finds a way to eliminate those long Starbucks lines.

6 months ago

AirAsia CEO Sidelined During Bribery Probe and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

AirAsia CEO Sidelined During Bribery Probe and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, AirAsia's iconic CEO Tony Fernandes steps aside for now while officials look into allegations that he accepted a bribe from Airbus in exchange for a major order. Plus, JetBlue founder unveils details about his new airline. He's calling it Breeze.

6 months ago

New York Is Suing to Challenge Trump Administration’s Block on Global Entry

New York Is Suing to Challenge Trump Administration’s Block on Global Entry

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press

Let's hope New York state wins here. The Trump Administration has severely over-reached with its Global Entry decision.

6 months ago

You May See Fewer Starbucks Coffee Shops at U.S. Airports: Here’s Why

You May See Fewer Starbucks Coffee Shops at U.S. Airports: Here’s Why

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airports are welcome to prefer local businesses, but they should also understand Starbucks has a loyal following and should remain in terminals. When it's 5 a.m., and you're at an unfamiliar airport and you just want your reliable coffee fix, Starbucks is often the best bet.

6 months ago

JetBlue’s Flight-Shame Warning and 12 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

JetBlue’s Flight-Shame Warning and 12 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

In aviation news this week, JetBlue's CEO thinks the flight shaming movement is headed toward the U.S. What's more, twice a year Skift looks at the best of the best in travel and hospitality. For the 2020 winter edition, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, and Alaska Airlines received shout-outs for best innovators in airlines.

7 months ago

Nepal’s Main Airport Saves Power to Prevent Disruptions

Nepal’s Main Airport Saves Power to Prevent Disruptions

Binaj Gurubacharya , The Associated Press

Good to know that Nepal’s power situation is under control as this is the year it organizes a Visit Nepal Year, targeting two million tourists. The country needs them badly.

7 months ago

Volcano’s Eruption Disrupts Flights at Manila’s Main Airport

Volcano’s Eruption Disrupts Flights at Manila’s Main Airport

Joeal Calupitan and Jim Gomez, The Associated Press

Some planes may be able to fly Monday, which will free up parking bays for incoming flights. But it’s hard to tell if flight disruptions will end quickly — the volcano’s similar restiveness in the 1970s lasted for about four months.

7 months ago

Paris Duty Free Targets Chinese Travelers With WeChat Mini Program

Paris Duty Free Targets Chinese Travelers With WeChat Mini Program

Jing Travel

With China's dominance as the largest outbound market for international departures, it was a smart move by Paris Duty Free to create a WeChat Mini Program. The program encourages Chinese travelers to buy items curated specifically for their tastes. Will other Western airports follow suit?

7 months ago

Heathrow Could Have Become Churchill Airport But Plans Never Moved Ahead

Heathrow Could Have Become Churchill Airport But Plans Never Moved Ahead

Associated Press

Maybe these new public documents will rekindle the idea, and John Lennon will not be the only Brit with his name memorialized on a UK airport.

7 months ago

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

John Hermse, Ellen Proper, and Fred Pals, Bloomberg

The Dutch government is learning that getting buy-in for a second airport may be harder than they realized when climate concerns are taken into account.

8 months ago

Beijing’s New Airport Is Embracing Facial Recognition Technology

Beijing’s New Airport Is Embracing Facial Recognition Technology

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

In general, Chinese citizens are less bothered by the growing pervasiveness of facial recognition technology than in other countries. But soon, international visitors to Beijing's newest airport won't have much of a choice of whether they're captured by the technology.

8 months ago

Berlin Airport Finally Schedules First Flight — After 8 Years of Delays

Berlin Airport Finally Schedules First Flight — After 8 Years of Delays

Stefan Nicola and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Well, you have to hand it to Berlin for persistence. The first flight at its new airport is scheduled — not until next October, but, hey, it's progress.

9 months ago