Endless Lines, Baffling Delays, Crocs for Days

Travelers want to be comfortable and practical but overly casual dressing at the airport might not be the ticket.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #dress-codes, #fashion-and-apparel

The Democratization of Airport Lounges

No longer just for the flying elite, these havens from chaos are easier to get into now, with the crowds to prove it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-lounges, #airports, #credit-cards

Woman Is Shot and Arrested After Opening Fire at Dallas Love Field

The shooting sent travelers scrambling for cover inside the airport, but no other injuries were reported, the authorities said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #dallas-tex, #dallas-love-field-dallas-tex, #delays-transportation

Meet the Canine Officers Guarding American Agriculture

With international travel returning to prepandemic levels, these floppy-eared hounds are sniffing out deadly diseases and pests at border crossings one mango or sausage at a time.

#agriculture-department, #airports, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #dogs, #dulles-international-airport-washington-dc, #luggage-and-packing, #service-dogs-and-other-animals, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Can You Travel With in Your Carry-On Luggage?

Can you bring safety pins in your carry-on? What about a pool cue? Or how about a snow globe? The answers to those questions, in order, are yes, no and it’s complicated.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #luggage-and-packing, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations

La Guardia, Kennedy and Newark Airports Get a $25 Billion Overhaul

The city is not exactly known for its state-of-the-art airports. That should change by 2030.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #building-construction, #delays-transportation, #infrastructure-public-works, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #newark-nj, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #september-11-2001, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

Losing Luggage During Airline Travel? Here’s What To Do.

Surging air travel demand and airport staffing shortages have made this a bedeviling season when it comes to missing luggage. Here’s what to know if your bag doesn’t arrive when you do.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #customer-relations, #lost-and-found-property, #luggage-and-packing, #travel-and-vacations

Workers at Airports Have Had It

Across Europe, airport and other transport employees are striking, disrupting summer travel plans to demand better staffing and pay.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-gaulle-charles-airport, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries

Sun Valley Conference 2022: When Private Jets Land in Small-Town Idaho

Every July, as the elite Sun Valley conference kicks off, one man shepherds multimillion-dollar private planes and some of the world’s most powerful people.

#airports, #friedman-memorial-airport, #gulfstream-aerospace-corp, #hailey-idaho, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #pomeroy-chris, #private-aircraft, #sun-valley-idaho

What to Know About Flight Delays and Cancellations This Summer

Going into the Fourth of July weekend, with nearly 13 million people expected to fly on U.S. carriers, we look at the numbers behind the delays and cancellations and see what lessons can be learned.

#air-traffic-control, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #independence-day-us-july-4, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

How Travelers to Europe Can Deal With the Summer’s Chaos

Hours in security lines. Canceled flights. Lost baggage. Here’s a look at how you could be affected by travel disruptions this summer and tips on how to prepare.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #europe, #lost-and-found-property, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Delta’s Terminal C at La Guardia Airport Is Now an Art Destination

With the opening of Delta Air Lines’s new terminal at La Guardia Airport, New York gets a distinctive new collection of public artworks.

#airports, #art, #ghani-mariam-1978, #johnson-rashid-1977, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #nisenbaum-aliza, #overton-virginia, #quevedo-ronny, #restoration-and-renovation, #sculpture, #wilson-fred-1954

Helicopters vs. Homeowners: A Very Hamptons Fight

The East Hampton Airport is set to close on May 17, but frequent fliers, business owners and others have filed lawsuits to keep it open.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #beaches, #blade-inc, #dans-papers, #east-hampton-ny, #east-hampton-airport-long-island-ny, #hamptons-ny, #helicopters, #high-net-worth-individuals, #netjets, #noise, #private-aircraft, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #roads-and-traffic, #southampton-ny, #suffolk-county-ny, #summer-season

What Travelers Should Know About the Federal Mask Mandate

After a federal mask mandate was struck down on Monday, travelers are facing a patchwork of rules spanning air travel, trains, buses, cruise ships and ride-hailing services. Here’s what to know.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #amtrak, #carnival-cruise-lines, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #delta-air-lines-inc, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #lyft-inc, #masks, #rebates-and-refunds, #transit-systems, #transportation, #travel-and-vacations, #uber-technologies-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Bidding War for Spirit Could Undercut Power of Four Big Airlines

The rival bids for Spirit from Frontier and JetBlue could create an airline that presents a more formidable challenge to American, Delta, Southwest and United.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #frontier-airlines-inc, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #spirit-airlines, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mexico’s New International Airport Is Not Quite Ready for Takeoff

Mexico’s president inaugurated the first of a series of long-promised infrastructure projects — possibly a little too soon.

#airports, #felipe-angeles-international-airport-zumpango-mexico, #infrastructure-public-works, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #morena-mexican-political-party, #politics-and-government, #referendums

When Are Mask Mandates on Airplanes Ending?

Should mask rules on planes be lifted? Several British airlines have just suspended the requirement, but in the United States, the mandate, to be reviewed next month, remains. Here’s a look at where things stand.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #british-airways-plc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #travel-and-vacations

JetBlue Pilot, Suspected of Being Drunk, Is Removed From Cockpit in Buffalo

A T.S.A. officer noticed that the pilot “may have been impaired,” the authorities said. His blood alcohol content was found to be four times the limit for pilots.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alcohol-abuse, #buffalo-ny, #delays-transportation, #james-clifton, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #new-york-state, #pilots, #tests-sobriety

What’s New in the Caribbean for 2022

Islands across the region are investing in infrastructure and new resorts, hoping that their popularity as pandemic escapes can translate into returning visitors.

#airports, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #virgin-atlantic-airways

An ‘Eerily Similar’ Murder-for-Hire

New revelations about a killing in 2014 have prompted questions from the son of a New Jersey couple found dead in their home that year.

#airports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #caddle-sean, #connecticut, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-jersey, #new-york-city

Deep Chill Sets In as Northeast Emerges From Heavy Snow and Harsh Winds

With snowplows and shovels, parts of Massachusetts and New York were clearing away piles of snow amid frigid wind chills.

#airports, #automobiles, #boston-mass, #delays-transportation, #northeastern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind

Powerful Winter Storm Brings Whipping Winds and Heavy Snow to the Northeast

Forecasters called it a “bomb cyclone” and predicted that the Boston area would be hit particularly hard.

#airports, #boston-mass, #cold-and-cold-spells, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

‘From Worst to Best:’ La Guardia Airport Gets a $4 Billion Makeover

The airport that Joe Biden once said was more suited to a “third-world’’ country has a gleaming new terminal to show off.

#adams-adrienne-1960, #adams-eric-l, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #hochul-kathleen-c, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #richards-donovan-jr, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

The 5G Snafu Was Avoidable

Government agencies should have worked together to keep the skies safe while introducing new wireless technology.

#5g-wireless-communications, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #internal-sub-only-nl, #radar, #radio-spectrum, #wireless-communications

AT&T to Delay 5G Service at Some Airports After Airlines Warn of Chaos

Whether the change would end the long conflict between the telecom and aviation industries wasn’t clear.

#5g-wireless-communications, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airlines-for-america, #airports, #att-inc, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-communications-commission, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-airlines, #verizon-communications-inc, #wireless-communications

Air Travel Is No Holiday as Covid-19 and Winter Storms Cancel Flights

Airlines and passengers are ending the year with many of their plans upended. And New Year’s weekend may be bumpy, too.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alaska-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #delays-transportation, #flight-attendants, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #labor-and-jobs, #pilots, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

2 Are Arrested After Brawl With Police at Miami Airport

The skirmish, which was captured on video, happened as the airport was bracing for heavy holiday passenger traffic despite a surge in Covid-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #assaults, #attacks-on-police, #kissimmee-fla, #miami-fla, #miami-international-airport, #odessa-tex, #serranopaca-mayfrer-gregorio, #suarez-alberto-yanez, #vaccination-and-immunization, #yanezsuarez-alberto

Deals Reached on 3 Major NYC Transportation Projects

Elected officials announced deals on funding of a new international terminal at Kennedy Airport and improvements to commuter train service.

#airports, #cotton-rick, #hochul-kathleen-c, #infrastructure-public-works, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #long-island-rail-road-co, #manhattan-nyc, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #railroads, #regional-plan-assn, #schumer-charles-e

Seeking Space for Solar Farms, Cities Find Room at Their Airports

Airports around the nation are installing solar arrays on unused land, roofs and parking garages, helping them achieve self-sufficiency while also providing power to their communities.

#airports, #citiesfortomorrow, #real-estate-commercial, #solar-energy

Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

Tech-driven changes are coming fast and furiously to airports, including advancements in biometrics that verify identity and shorten security procedures for those passengers who opt into the programs.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #biometrics, #facial-recognition-software, #identification-devices, #travel-and-vacations

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will Test Airlines

Thanksgiving will be the biggest test of the system’s resilience since the pandemic began, with millions more passengers than last year.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flight-attendants, #southwest-airlines-company, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines, #weather

Biden Says His Infrastructure Law Is a ‘Big Deal.’ How Big?

$550 billion for new spending is big, but many say America’s infrastructure needs are even bigger.

#airports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #debatable, #infrastructure-public-works, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #lead, #railroads, #water, #water-pollution

How the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could New York

The bill, which President Biden is expected to sign Monday, is likely to fund road and bridge repairs, water infrastructure upgrades and airport expansions.

#airports, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brookings-institution, #buses, #connecticut, #corbett-kevin-s, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #garbarino-andrew, #gutman-hank, #infrastructure-public-works, #latimer-george-s, #law-and-legislation, #malliotakis-nicole, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #regional-plan-assn, #roads-and-traffic, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign, #van-drew-jeff

275 Minutes on Hold: Why Airline Customer Service Still Can’t Keep Up

It’s been a familiar and infuriating story during the pandemic: Hours waiting for an agent only to have the call dropped. The ordeal of rescheduling canceled flights. Delayed refunds. What gives?

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #emirates-airlines, #labor-and-jobs, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

With Tears, Hugs and Balloons, U.S. Allows Vaccinated Foreign Travelers to Enter

On Monday, after more than 18 months, restrictions that kept families separated and cost the global travel industry hundreds of billions of dollars were lifted.

#airports, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #united-states-economy

With Tears, Hugs and Balloons, US Allows Vaccinated Foreign Travelers to Enter

On Monday, after more than 18 months, restrictions that kept families separated and cost the global travel industry hundreds of billions of dollars were lifted.

#airports, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Spanish Police Seek Missing Plane Passengers After Emergency Landing

More than 20 people fled a Moroccan flight that diverted to Mallorca after a passenger apparently fell ill. A dozen had yet to be found.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #fugitives, #majorca-spain, #spain

Plan for $2.1 Billion AirTrain to La Guardia Is Paused

Gov. Kathy Hochul had asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to put the project on hold and review alternatives.

#airports, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #hochul-kathleen-c, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #riverkeeper

No Charges for Passenger Who Prompted La Guardia Emergency Landing

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the authorities determined that there was “no criminality” involved in the landing.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #republic-airways-holdings-inc

La Guardia ‘Security Incident’ Draws Emergency Response

A flight from Indianapolis declared an emergency and landed “in response to passenger behavior,” a Republic Airways spokesman said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #american-airlines, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #queens-nyc, #republic-airways-holdings-inc

How Silence Became a Luxury Product

Our lives are loud — and too often it costs money to escape the noise.

#airports, #internal-sub-only, #monasteries-and-monks, #noise, #privacy

After the 9/11 Attacks, Boston Found a Focus for Its Anger

Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.

#afghanistan, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bin-laden-osama, #boston-globe, #boston-herald, #content-type-personal-profile, #hijacking, #logan-international-airport-boston-mass, #massachusetts-port-authority, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #september-11-2001, #swift-jane, #terrorism, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Biden Doubled Mask Fines for Travelers. What Does it Mean for Passengers?

Battles over mask-wearing in airports and on planes have become common, but how many people actually end up getting fined? And who’s in charge of the process?

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #transportation, #transportation-security-administration

Airplane Travel After 9/11: Just Get Through It

Before the terrorist attacks, airplane passengers weren’t seen as security risks, and flying was an enjoyable extension of the vacation experience — not something merely to anxiously endure.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

The Trouble With Airports, and How to Fix Them

With all the aggravation associated with flying these days, airport designers are hoping to calm things down with outdoor spaces, wide-open views, less noise and even foliage.

#airports, #anxiety-and-stress, #architecture, #infrastructure-public-works, #travel-and-vacations

Here’s What Train Service Looks Like in NY After Ida’s Damaging Floods

The majority of the city’s subway lines had delays Friday morning, while the area’s airports appeared to be running smoothly.

#airports, #amtrak, #buses, #delays-transportation, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #transit-systems

Restoration of Kabul’s Closed Airport Begins as Some Afghan Aid Resumes

Despite the Taliban’s effort to project themselves as responsible stewards after seizing power, there was still no word on when a new government would be announced.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airports, #ghani-ashraf, #humanitarian-aid, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #kam-air, #remittances, #taliban

Airport Lounges Reopening: What Travelers Should Know

The majority of airport lounges serving international passengers remain closed, but domestic locations are reopening — offering varying experiences, that is. Here’s what air travelers need to know.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alaska-airlines, #american-express-company, #american-airlines, #british-airways-plc, #capital-one-financial-corporation, #coronavirus-reopenings, #credit-cards, #delta-air-lines-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #swissport-international-ltd, #travel-and-vacations

98 Countries Pledge to Accept Afghans After US Military Departs

A joint statement from the United States and other countries said that they had “received assurances from the Taliban” that people with travel documents showing they were clear to enter any of those countries could safely depart.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airports, #civilian-casualties, #kabul-international-airport, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

98 Countries Pledge to Accept Afghans After U.S. Military Departs

A joint statement from the United States and other countries said that they had “received assurances from the Taliban” that people with travel documents showing they were clear to enter any of those countries could safely depart.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airports, #civilian-casualties, #kabul-international-airport, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces