Airports

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

Jean Lowy, Associated Press

Experts said it was dangerous for flyers to check their laptops during the first international laptop ban. The U.S. government has now reversed its stance, but it seems implausible that international aviation authorities will take action.

2 months ago

Smaller Airports Lose Passengers While Hubs Get Bigger

Smaller Airports Lose Passengers While Hubs Get Bigger

Associated Press

Airline consolidation and the phasing out of certain regional jets have contributed to the loss of routes at smaller airports. There's no indication the situation will improve anytime soon.

2 months ago

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Associated Press

London Heathrow was Europe's busiest airport in 2016. But the UK's failure to settle the issue of expanding its airport capacity may prove damaging to its competitiveness in the long term.

2 months ago

American Express Centurion Lounges Are a Differentiator in Credit Card Competition

American Express Centurion Lounges Are a Differentiator in Credit Card Competition

Colin Nagy, Skift

An airport lounge needs a lot of logistical heavy-lifting and finesse to get it right. But Amex has had some success executing on this mission, and is expanding internationally to Hong Kong.

2 months ago

Tegel Airport Gets Backing From Berlin Voters Who Want It to Stay Open

Tegel Airport Gets Backing From Berlin Voters Who Want It to Stay Open

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

A world city like Berlin deserves two airports. Yet courts may, in effect, overturn voter wishes. Whatever the outcome, let's hope the city soon gets the much-postponed, modern airport gateway it needs.

3 months ago

Trump Travel Ban Revisions Could Set Off New Wave of Turmoil

Trump Travel Ban Revisions Could Set Off New Wave of Turmoil

Toluse Olorunnipa and Greg Stohr, Blomberg

The devil will be in the details, and litigation will assuredly follow. Let's get ready for the next round.

3 months ago

Americans Agree That the TSA and U.S. Airports Are Getting Better, Except in New York

Americans Agree That the TSA and U.S. Airports Are Getting Better, Except in New York

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Americans are finally unified on something, and we have the utter incompetence of New York and New Jersey’s hopelessly corrupt Port Authority to thank for this rare moment of bipartisanship.

3 months ago

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Innovations powered by cloud computing are on the way to streamline the flight check-in process, but will take some time to become available globally.

3 months ago

Airport Sleep Pods Are Providing a Respite for Stranded Passengers

Airport Sleep Pods Are Providing a Respite for Stranded Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Is this the next generation in the evolution of airport hotels?

3 months ago

Changi Airport’s New Terminal Will Feature A High-Tech Check-In Experience

Changi Airport’s New Terminal Will Feature A High-Tech Check-In Experience

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

As a major business hub, the check-in experience at Changi Airport's new terminal can't miss any marks. And given the volume of connecting traffic that flows through the airport travelers will also care about how easy it is to reach connecting flights.

3 months ago

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are the brands that are innovating and getting the lounge experience right.

3 months ago

Pittsburgh Airport Is Letting Non-Ticketed Visitors Through Security to Make the Place a Destination

Pittsburgh Airport Is Letting Non-Ticketed Visitors Through Security to Make the Place a Destination

Nikki Ekstein , Bloomberg

As long as the non-ticketed visitors don't add to wait times for passengers, this sounds like a good opportunity to boost revenue and customer satisfaction while keeping security precautions in place. But it would be hard to see the idea working at airports that deal with bigger crowds and smaller spaces.

4 months ago