Airports

Trump Travel Ban Won’t Be Reinstated, Appeals Court Rules

Trump Travel Ban Won’t Be Reinstated, Appeals Court Rules

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The United States is a country with checks and balances, meaning the President can't assert excessive powers just because he says he has them. For now, the travel ban is on ice.

4 weeks ago

TSA is Asking Some Travelers to Remove Smaller Electronics from Bags for Screening

TSA is Asking Some Travelers to Remove Smaller Electronics from Bags for Screening

Associated Press

This sounds arduous for passengers, but TSA has been testing it for more than a year, and there hasn't been much of an outcry. That probably means it's not that big of a deal.

4 weeks ago

Air-Traffic Control Privatization Would Increase U.S. Budget Deficits

Air-Traffic Control Privatization Would Increase U.S. Budget Deficits

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Donald Trump is not the most popular guy now. But let's not hit the administration too hard on this. Yes, privatization will increase the deficit. But it may make air travel more efficient than it it is today. Canada adopted this model years ago, and it has worked well.

1 month ago

Billionaire Bets That Duty-Free Sales Will Grow as Automation Frees Workers to Travel More

Billionaire Bets That Duty-Free Sales Will Grow as Automation Frees Workers to Travel More

Thomas Mulier, Corinne Gretler, Bloomberg

Johann Rupert, a billionaire, forecasts that one day workers will be displaced by robots and software and will have plenty of free time to travel. Maybe so. But it seems early to be investing in Dufry, a duty-free company, in the hopes of growth.

1 month ago

Los Angeles Airport Created a Celeb-Friendly, Paparazzi-Free Terminal

Los Angeles Airport Created a Celeb-Friendly, Paparazzi-Free Terminal

Associated Press

A win for celebrities and high-profile jet setters but arguably, a loss for TMZ.

1 month ago

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Colin Nagy, Skift

Global Entry is the gateway drug. Now other countries are allowing you to skip through immigration faster than ever before. And it is easier than you would think.

1 month ago

Los Angeles’ Airport Swapped All the Airlines at Its Terminals

Los Angeles’ Airport Swapped All the Airlines at Its Terminals

Associated Press

Business travelers running on autopilot are the ones who are most likely to show up at the old terminal and then utter a few choice words.

1 month ago

Canadian Officials Consider Selling Part or All of Toronto’s Largest Airport

Canadian Officials Consider Selling Part or All of Toronto’s Largest Airport

Scott Deveau and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Selling a stake to a company that knows how to run an airport well has worked in multiple other markets.

2 months ago

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Sadly, it seems the TSA is still far away from recognizing that its policy requiring travelers to assume a gender when passing through security causes distress to many members of the LGBTQ community.

2 months ago

Airports Installing Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children

Airports Installing Quiet Rooms for Autistic Children

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Kudos to airports that are providing services for an often-forgotten segment of the population, autistic kids.

2 months ago

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

David Koenig, Associated Press

One is a crumbling cesspool filled with trapped, broken down men and run by corrupt, incompetent government officials. The other is a prison. Seriously: New York City offers some of the best examples of a failed transportation policy in the U.S.

3 months ago

Singapore Changi Wants to Turn Happy Passengers Into Returning Tourists

Singapore Changi Wants to Turn Happy Passengers Into Returning Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

Large hub airports like Singapore's Changi have tens of millions of connecting travelers each year. While it makes passengers happy, it hasn't been able to turn them into tourists.

3 months ago