Airports

Travelers from Canada to U.S. Get New Pre-Clearance Customs Options

Travelers from Canada to U.S. Get New Pre-Clearance Customs Options

Associated Press

Pre clearance areas for U.S. Customs is a great benefit for arriving passengers, enabling them to avoid long lines trying to get into the country. There should be more of these things.

4 weeks ago

Heathrow Offers Homeowners Cash in a Bid to Speed Up Runway Build

Heathrow Offers Homeowners Cash in a Bid to Speed Up Runway Build

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Despite getting government approval for expansion, Heathrow still faces considerable opposition from locals, politicians and environmentalists. It will do anything it can to improve its chances of actually getting a new runway built.

1 month ago

New York LaGuardia Is North America’s Least Favorite Airport

New York LaGuardia Is North America’s Least Favorite Airport

Brian Sumers, Skift

North America's airports will never match some of the best in Europe or Asia, where nations are more likely to invest in infrastructure. But airports in North America are slowly improving, and that's good news for passengers.

1 month ago

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago