Qatar Charges Doha Airport Police Over Strip-Search of Female Passengers

Officials said they had identified the mother of a baby abandoned at the airport, and were seeking to extradite the women in order to charge her with attempted murder.

#airports, #australia, #child-abandonment, #doha-qatar, #qatar, #search-and-seizure, #women-and-girls

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Travel and Coronavirus Testing: Your Questions Answered

Taking a test is the best way to assure yourself and others that you aren’t spreading the virus. Here’s what you need to know.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations

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‘Goodfellas,’ the Sequel? 4 Arrested in $6 Million Heist at J.F.K. Airport

The men used fake paperwork to steal more than 4,000 Prada, Gucci and Chanel items from a cargo area at the airport, prosecutors say.

#airport-security, #airports, #chanel-sa, #goodfellas-movie, #gucci, #hermes-international-sa, #katz-melinda-r, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #new-jersey, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #prada-spa, #queens-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

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Qatar Apologizes for Airport Strip Searches and Pursues Charges

The government called the invasive examinations of women on 10 flights at Doha’s airport this month “wholly inconsistent with Qatar’s culture and values.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #women-and-girls

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Welcome Home! Now Go Straight to Quarantine (or Not)

Some cities put international travelers under strict observation for signs of coronavirus infection. Others barely notice when they land. Dispatches from seven arrival halls.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hong-kong, #london-england, #masks, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #seoul-south-korea, #sydney-australia

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New Airport, Beleaguered Symbol of ‘Irreverent’ Berlin, Is Opening at Long Last

Nine years late and $4 billion over budget, the airport is already outdated. Repeated blunders dented the image of German efficiency, but the “poor but sexy” capital has long been a bit different.

#airports, #berlin-germany, #berlin-brandenburg-international-airport, #cold-war-era, #engineering-and-engineers, #germany, #kornblum-john-c, #politics-and-government

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That Airport Spa? It’s a Coronavirus Testing Clinic

XpresSpa used to offer pedicures and chair massages at airports. Now it’s in the coronavirus testing business.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #north-america, #spas, #tests-medical

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Trump Resumes the Rallies He Cherishes, but Covid Vexes His Plans

With hyperbole and falsehoods, the president has increased stops at airports that resemble campaign rallies, his favorite type of politicking. But Nevada said the events violated health restrictions and canceled two rallies there.

#airports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #masks, #michigan, #nevada, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Runway Lights Failed, So Villagers Used Their Headlights to Aid an Airlift

A child was waiting to be flown to Anchorage, but the pilot of a LifeMed Alaska flight could not see the runway at the airport in Igiugig, Alaska, officials said.

#airlifts, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #all-terrain-vehicles-atv, #anchorage-alaska, #pilots, #rural-areas

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As Amenities Sit Unused, Airports Reconsider Their Design

Airports have some of the most lucrative square footage in the world, but the pandemic has crushed that calculus.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Coronavirus Test.

The country’s capacity to make testing efficient, affordable and available has distinguished it. Now, to head off a potential second wave, it’s testing anyone returning from a “hot zone” on entry.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #germany, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations

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See for Yourself: How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today

Airlines are fine-tuning their cleaning procedures — where they clean, how frequently and with which tools. This is what the new processes look like.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Conflict Over a Rental Car Leads to Elusive A.T.M. Skimming Suspect

He had more than 20 aliases and usually wore a mask. In the end, it was losing his temper with workers at the airport that led to his arrest, prosecutors said.

#airports, #alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #automated-teller-machines, #automobile-renting-and-leasing, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #counterfeit-money-and-financial-instruments, #robberies-and-thefts

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What to Know About N.Y.’s Traveler Restrictions

The state is trying to track visitors from 19 states, who now must fill out a form with their travel plans. Enforcing quarantine will still be tricky.

#action-park, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #mulvihill-andy, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #rossen-jake-author

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New York Confronts Second-Wave Risk: Visitors From Florida and Texas

Gov. Cuomo is worried about travelers from the Sun Belt who are infected with the virus — and about New Yorkers who might let down their guard.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #fines-penalties, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #states-us, #travel-warnings

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Best Guess on When Business Travel Will Recover? It Could be Years

Until companies are sure they can protect workers’ health, one analyst said, “they won’t want to take the responsibility and risk of sending them back on the road.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airlines-reporting-corp, #airports, #american-express-company, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #enterprise-holdings-inc, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #rti-international, #shutdowns-institutional

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From ‘Disgraceful’ to ‘Breathtaking’: La Guardia’s $4 Billion Makeover

An airport long regarded as among the least inviting in the United States unveils an airy, art-filled terminal.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #cuomo-andrew-m, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #restoration-and-renovation

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Flying Was Once Routine. During the Pandemic, It’s a Feat.

Masks, health checks, even worse food. Long distance travel may never be the same.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deutsche-lufthansa-ag, #dulles-international-airport-washington-dc, #frankfurt-germany, #frankfurt-airport, #quarantines, #united-airlines, #vermont

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What Will It Take to Reopen the World to Travel?

Above all, it’s trust. Countries are rebuilding relationships under enormous economic pressure, while keeping a wary eye on a virus that’s not going away soon.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #auckland-new-zealand, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations

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Airlines Say It’s Safe to Travel. But Is It?

They’re requiring masks, taking temperatures and speeding check-ins. But as one travel expert put it, “So much is uncertain right now.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #biometrics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-air-transport-assn, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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Thinking About Flying? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

Airplane travel is inching back, but staying safe remains a concern. Here’s how to think about approaching a trip.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #travel-and-vacations

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Pakistanis Await Grim Word on IDs of Plane Crash Victims

Officials were using DNA samples to identify many of the 97 bodies pulled from rubble and smoldering wreckage after a flight went down in a congested neighborhood near Karachi.

#airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #jinnah-international-airport-karachi-pakistan, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #pakistan-international-airlines, #rescues

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Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The company, which had amassed a large debt, has been devastated by the sharp drop in travel during the pandemic.

#airports, #automobile-renting-and-leasing, #automobiles, #avis-budget-group-inc, #bankruptcies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #hertz-global-holdings-inc, #icahn-carl-c, #marinello-kathryn-v

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What Flying This Summer Will Look Like

New security and health policies at airports and on planes will make traveling this summer a bit stranger and, officials hope, safer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #memorial-day, #shutdowns-institutional, #southwest-airlines-company, #summer-season, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Solo for Flute, Airport Terminal and One Listener

A lucky group of concertgoers experienced live music for the first time since lockdown, in a series of ultra-intimate recitals.

#airports, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #stuttgart-germany, #swr-symphony-orchestra

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California’s Plan to Trace Travelers for Virus Faltered When Overwhelmed, Study Finds

Identifying and tracing air passengers from high-risks countries is useful when begun early, a C.D.C. study found, but California’s effort came too late.

#airports, #california, #california-department-of-public-health, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #your-feed-science

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Southwest Flight Hits and Kills Person on Austin Airport Runway

Flight 1392 landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Thursday night and tried to avoid the collision, the airline said. Medical teams said the person died at the scene.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #austin-tex, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #southwest-airlines-company

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They’re Still Working at the Airports, and They’re Scared

At least 17 workers at New York’s airports have died from the coronavirus, and dozens more have been infected.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #local-32bj, #lsg-sky-chefs, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #unite-here, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Few Travelers, Few Flights and Now, a Total Airport Shutdown

Westchester County Airport, north of New York City, is closing temporarily, using the time to complete long-planned construction.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pittsburgh-international-airport, #westchester-county-ny, #westchester-county-airport

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Business Travel Has Stopped. No One Knows When It Will Come Back.

But one thing is certain: It will be changed. Airports, airlines and hotels will be taking new precautions, experts predict. And conferences will eventually return.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #deutsche-lufthansa-ag, #global-business-travel-assn, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Now Arriving at La Guardia Airport: One Passenger

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #delta-air-lines-inc, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #shopping-and-retail, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Major Airports Are Eerily Silent

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #delta-air-lines-inc, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #shopping-and-retail, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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As Online Buying Surges, So Do Noisy Cargo Flights

Cargo capacity has been expanding at some airports, disturbing the peace and routines of people who live nearby. Official channels offer scant recourse.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aviation-administration, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #law-and-legislation, #logan-international-airport-boston-mass, #noise, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states

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430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

There were 1,300 direct flights to 17 cities before President Trump’s travel restrictions. Since then, nearly 40,000 Americans and other authorized travelers have made the trip, some this past week and many with spotty screening.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #epidemics, #little-rock-ark, #los-angeles-calif, #newark-nj, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #san-francisco-calif, #seattle-wash, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #wuhan-china

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Inside American Airlines’ Scramble as Virus Grounds Jets by Hundreds

Nearly every part of the airline, the largest in the United States, has been transformed, and executives are fighting to keep it afloat.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parker-doug-1961

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Coronavirus Decimates N.Y.C. Taxi Industry: ‘The Worst It’s Ever Been’

Drivers have contended with Uber and inflated medallion prices. Now the pandemic has caused rides to plummet by two-thirds or more.

#airports, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnson-corey, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #metropolitan-taxicab-board-of-trade, #mobile-applications, #new-york-city, #new-york-taxi-workers-alliance, #taxi-and-limousine-commission, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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1,200 Airport Workers in N.Y.C. Area Abruptly Laid Off With No Severance

Amid the spreading pandemic, thousands of employees of businesses in the airports around New York City may have their benefits cut off.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #labor-and-jobs, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #otg-management, #wages-and-salaries

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How Prepared Is the U.S. for a Coronavirus Outbreak?

The country is better positioned than most but still could face critical shortages of respirators and masks. Hospitals have triage plans in place. State and local governments have broad powers to quarantine.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #epidemics, #hospitals, #infections, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #shortages, #your-feed-healthcare

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