Airports

Hub-Airport Era Could See Its Demise With Advances in Long-Range Aircraft

Hub-Airport Era Could See Its Demise With Advances in Long-Range Aircraft

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Spending 16 or even 18 hours on an airplane is one thing. But 20? As a colleague says, "Are we sure it's not better to connect in Dubai?"

2 months ago

Houston Airports Expected to Remain Open After Hurricane Harvey Hits in South Texas

Houston Airports Expected to Remain Open After Hurricane Harvey Hits in South Texas

Associated Press

Hurricane Harvey really hasn't let us in on his precise plans so a zig-zag this way or that could alter the intention of Houston's airports to stay operating in a hurry. Best to avoid the area, as airlines are advising, and best wishes and prayers to people in the hurricane's path.

2 months ago

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Clear's user experience has evolved significantly since its launch, and the service bears a look from supertravelers — and potentially beyond.

2 months ago

Eclipse-Watching Tourists Are Causing Congestion at Rural Airports

Eclipse-Watching Tourists Are Causing Congestion at Rural Airports

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Prime eclipse-watching spots are probably overwhelmed right now, but they will be happy for the economic boost. And smart destinations will try to come up with ways to get visitors to return after the madness has died down.

2 months ago

New Apps for the Airport Promise to Feed Time-Crunched Travelers Fast

New Apps for the Airport Promise to Feed Time-Crunched Travelers Fast

Brian Sumers, Skift

If this works at scale, it'll be appreciated by travelers in hub airports, where there's often not enough time to grab food between flights. But reliably delivering food to passengers waiting at gates is logistically difficult, if not impossible. We'll see if these new services can pull it off.

2 months ago

Chinese Travelers Love Duty Free and That’s Creating Big Revenue for Airports

Chinese Travelers Love Duty Free and That’s Creating Big Revenue for Airports

Andrew Janes, Bloomberg

Chinese travelers' love of duty free is not just creating a bonanza for Chinese airports. Chinese passengers are buying so many goods at stores in North America, Europe and Australia that many retailers are designing shops to cater to them.

2 months ago

Ryanair Says That UK Airports Have a Drinking Problem

Ryanair Says That UK Airports Have a Drinking Problem

Associated Press

While it would be easy to point out that Ryanair passengers usually wait to get to their destination to go crazy with booze, it’s also hard to disagree with the position Ryanair is taking here. Cutting morning drinking in most cases is not a bad idea.

2 months ago

Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport Will Endure as a Global Hub

Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport Will Endure as a Global Hub

Colin Nagy, Skift

There's more hub competition heating up in the region, but Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok manages to capture the magic and inspiration of travel.

2 months ago

Barcelona Airport Strike Disrupts Summer Travel Season

Barcelona Airport Strike Disrupts Summer Travel Season

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press

A strike by airport workers in Barcelona is leading to security screening delays during Europe's busiest travel period, and the disruptions are expected to continue.

3 months ago

Asia’s Smaller Hub Airports Are Spending $1 Trillion on Tune-Ups

Asia’s Smaller Hub Airports Are Spending $1 Trillion on Tune-Ups

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The huge spending by smaller Asian airports is an identity crisis in-waiting for Singapore and Hong Kong, the traditional hubs of the region. The weakening of Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific doesn't help, either.

3 months ago

U.S. Flyers Will Soon Have to Separate Large Electronics at Security Checkpoints

U.S. Flyers Will Soon Have to Separate Large Electronics at Security Checkpoints

Associated Press

This security change will slow down airport security lines and lead to some confusion at TSA security checkpoints. It represents a middle ground after attempts to ban large electronics completely from aircraft cabins, representing something of a win for U.S. passengers.

3 months ago

Tips From a Road Warrior: Never Eat on Planes and Always Carry Pepto-Bismol

Tips From a Road Warrior: Never Eat on Planes and Always Carry Pepto-Bismol

Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg

You will almost certainly feel better when you arrive if you don't eat the airline food. But what fun is that? Eating two or three meals on a long-haul flight is part of the experience, right?

3 months ago