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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

The Bombings at the Kabul Airport

For days, the United States warned of the possibility of terrorist attacks as evacuations continued. Yesterday, it happened.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #kabul-afghanistan, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

At Least 12 U.S. Troops Among Masses of Dead in Kabul Suicide Attack

Bombers struck a huge crowd outside the airport, killing dozens of civilians in the waning days of the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #airports, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #khorasan, #mckenzie-kenneth-f, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps

The Race to Evacuate Kabul

Inside the complex and dangerous operation to fly out thousands of American citizens and Afghan allies without provoking the Taliban.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airports, #audio-neutral-informative, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Biden Sticks to Afghan Deadline, Resisting Pleas to Extend Evacuation

The American withdrawal coincided with a threat by the Taliban to stop Afghans from traveling to the airport, an ominous sign that the window may be slamming shut for thousands of people desperate to leave.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #airports, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-and-military-forces, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-international-airport, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Biden Defends Evacuation as Thousands Besiege Kabul Airport

The president cited “significant progress’’ in getting Americans out of Afghanistan. But Afghans linked to U.S. troops and other Western groups fear being left behind.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #airports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #haqqani-network, #johnson-boris, #kabul-international-airport, #politics-and-government, #raab-dominic-1974, #stoltenberg-jens, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Taliban Quash Afghanistan Protests, Tightening Grip on Country

The Taliban’s actions and history of brutality cast doubt on their promises of amnesty, and many Afghans are afraid to venture out of their homes.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airports, #defense-department, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kabul-afghanistan, #kandahar-afghanistan, #khost-afghanistan, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #panjshir-valley-afghanistan, #taliban, #women-and-girls

‘The Jetpack Guy Is Back’: Los Angeles Sighting Draws an Inquiry, Again

Federal aviation officials said they, along with the F.B.I., were investigating the report of a person in a jetpack flying over Los Angeles.

#air-traffic-control, #airports, #federal-aviation-administration, #jetpacks, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-international-airport

Help! I’m Traveling to Europe. All The Required Documentation Is Dizzying

For three confused but vaccinated travelers, our columnist tries to make sense of the new rules of entry into the European Union.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #european-commission, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

$2.1 Billion AirTrain to La Guardia Gets Green Light from U.S.

The approval, a victory for Gov. Cuomo, comes over the objections of environmentalists and elected officials and clears way for construction.

#airports, #cotton-rick, #cuomo-andrew-m, #federal-aviation-administration, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #transit-systems, #transportation

Southwest Airlines Delays and Cancels Hundreds of Flights a Third Day

The headaches began with problems with a weather data supplier on Monday, then technical issues on Tuesday, all of which spilled over into Wednesday.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #computers-and-the-internet, #delays-transportation, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations

Newer Planes Are Providing Airlines a Trove of Useful Data

During the pandemic, older aircraft have been retired, resulting in a fleet that can collect more information about emissions and safety.

#airasia, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #artificial-intelligence, #biometrics, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications

Lippold’s Soaring Lincoln Center Sculpture Lands at La Guardia

Richard Lippold’s “Orpheus and Apollo,” removed from an atrium in 2014, will be seen on a grand scale at La Guardia Airport.

#airports, #art, #geffen-david-hall-manhattan-ny, #goldberger-paul, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #lippold-richard, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #sculpture

Air Travel Is Already Back to Normal in Some Places. Here’s Where.

While airports in major cities are still struggling, some smaller airports that are vacation destinations are busier than before the pandemic.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #key-west-fla, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

Nearly 200 Baby Tortoises Are Seized at Galápagos Airport

The tortoises were found on Sunday wrapped in plastic inside a red suitcase that was bound for mainland Ecuador. A police officer has been taken into custody, the authorities said.

#airports, #ecuador, #galapagos-ecological-airport, #galapagos-islands, #galapagos-national-park-ecuador, #guayaquil-ecuador, #smuggling, #turtles-and-tortoises, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

‘Serial Stowaway’ Is Arrested at O’Hare (Again), 2 Days After TV Confessional

Marilyn Hartman, a 69-year-old woman notorious for sneaking aboard flights, was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago. Her lawyer suggested that she was set off by a recent TV news report about her.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #hartman-marilyn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #security-and-warning-systems, #transportation-security-administration, #trespassing

Air Force Training Jet Crashes in Alabama, Killing 2

The T-38 was assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and went down in a wooded area near the Montgomery Regional Airport, officials said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alabama, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #military-aircraft, #montgomery-ala

5 Things N.Y.C. Wants From Biden to Transform Transportation

Transit agencies pummeled by the pandemic are pushing the new administration to fund projects stalled in the Trump years.

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Testing Requirement Is the Latest Curveball for the Travel Industry

The United States now requires a negative coronavirus test for all arriving international travelers, which has hotels adding testing suites and airlines enhancing mobile apps with health features.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #bahama-islands, #caribbean-area, #casa-de-campo-la-romana-dominican-republic-hotel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mexico, #mobile-applications, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #turkish-airlines, #united-airlines

‘Notorious’ Port Authority Bus Terminal May Get a $10 Billion Overhaul

After years of study and debate, there is finally a proposal to rebuild the Midtown Manhattan eyesore from the ground up.

#airports, #buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depaul-university, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems, #transportation

California Man Lived Undetected at O’Hare Airport for 3 Months, Officials Say

Aditya Singh was arrested and charged with impersonation in a restricted area of the airport and theft of less than $500.

#airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #crime-and-criminals, #impostors-criminal, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #singh-aditya

Disneyland as a Vaccination Site? Airports as Test Centers? The Travel Industry Pitches In

Devastated by the pandemic, many travel companies have become part of an ad hoc relief effort.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disneyland-anaheim-calif, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

Air Cargo Construction Is Booming, Thanks to Amazon

Airports across the United States are devoting more space to freight shipments as online shopping surges in the pandemic.

#airports, #amazon-com-inc, #anchorage-alaska, #building-construction, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #kentucky, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-commercial, #san-bernardino-calif, #united-parcel-service-inc

Closing of Air Traffic Control Center for Virus Cleaning Halts Flights in Dallas

Covid cases at F.A.A. center in Fort Worth lead to ripples of delays and diverted flights across the country.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-love-field-dallas-tex, #dallas-fort-worth-international-airport, #delays-transportation, #federal-aviation-administration