Airports

The end of passports? How Australia plans to make travel documents obsolete by 2020

Australia is planning to adopt a new contactless passenger identification system that would eliminate the need for passport scanners, paper landing cards and manned immigration desks, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced.<p>The new system, which is set to be …

Business Travel

When Their Shifts End, Uber Drivers Set Up Camp in Parking Lots Across the U.S. - Bloomberg

<b>In the 1970s, the Safeway grocery store in San Francisco’s gleaming Marina neighborhood, known as the Social Safeway, was a cornerstone of the</b> …

Technology

Woman Kicked Off Alaska Flight For Going On Anti-Trump Rant

“I came here to celebrate democracy ma’am”<p>… I knew this was going to be a long flight at this point. She then proceeded with: (somewhat paraphrased …

Airlines

Few cancellations Monday after IT woes grounded United flights Sunday

United Airlines said it expected "minimal impact" to Monday flights after a computer issue caused the airline to ground all domestic flights for 2½ hours Sunday night.<p>United said more than 200 flights were affected Sunday. On Monday, the airline said it planned to cancel a dozen flights, out of …

Airlines

An inside look at the most luxurious airport lounge in New York

Step through the sliding glass doors of Etihad Airways' Terminal 4 lounge in JFK, and you will find a sprawling space dedicated to the comfort of their premium passengers. We got access to the lounge to check out everything it has to offer, including a secret lounge within the lounge.<p><b>Follow BI</b> …

Luxury

9 Things To Do on a Layover in Istanbul

Istanbul Atatürk Airport is Europe’s fourth busiest airport, and one of the top 40 international airports in the world. The airport is located 15 …

Travel

12 Things You Should Never Do on Airplanes

<b>1. Sleeping through takeoff or landing.</b><p>When the plane ascends or descends, the air pressure around you changes faster than the air inside your ears. …

South Africa

Timelapse shows thick fog rolling through London

A timelapse video shows thick fog surrounding London's Big Ben as hundreds of flights are cancelled at Heathrow Airport.

Time-lapse Photography

Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

International airport arrivals could "literally just walk out like at a domestic airport."<p>Engadget Job Board<p>Digital Growth Manager at Wealthsimple Wealthsimple - New York, NY, United States<p>Sr. Manager, Mobile Publishing at WB Games San Francisco WB Games San Francisco - San Francisco, CA, United …

Technology

Heathrow Airport cancels 100 flights due to fog

LONDON (Reuters) - Heathrow Airport [FERHT.UL] said it had canceled approximately 100 out of about 1,300 scheduled flights on Monday as foggy weather reduced visibility at Europe's busiest hub.<p>The airport, located to the west of London, operates at full capacity meaning it struggles to fit in its …

Heathrow

Jet Airways now asking for Aadhar during bookings

I’m slightly chaffed with Jet Airways this morning given my flight is 1.15 hours delayed, but still want to report on this nice enhancement they have …

Airlines

Everglades, FL Air Liner Crashes, Feb 1963

AIR CRASH KILLS 43; PLANE REMAINS STUDIED.<p>AIRLIFT OF BODIES IS DELAYED BY INVESTIGATION.<p>Miami, Fla. (AP) -- Charred remains of a jet airliner, which …

Aviation

United Flights Delayed After Computer Glitch Grounds Planes

A computer problem forced United Airlines <UAL.N> to ground all domestic flights for about an hour on Sunday evening, causing a cascade of delays and annoying customers throughout the United States.<p>The "ground halt", which the unit of United Continental Holdings Inc disclosed in a tweet at 8:06 pm …

Aviation

London weather: freezing fog sees hundreds of flights cancelled at Heathrow and City Airports

London’s air passengers were being warned of travel chaos on Monday morning as thick fog saw 100 flights cancelled at Heathrow.<p>The Met Office has …

Aviation

Storm slams Southern California: Roads flooding and warnings issued around the region

The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon and evening, with the storm continuing into Monday.<p><b>Key info</b><p>The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for the …

California

How Facebook is trying to get people psyched about its $3 billion bet on virtual reality

Business InsiderFacebook Oculus Rift pop-up store at Denver International Airport<p>For the past few weeks, Facebook has been showing off its virtual …

Virtual Reality

Computer glitch leads to United flight delays

All of United Airlines’ domestic flights were briefly grounded Sunday because of a computer problem, adding to weather related delays at San Francisco International Airport.<p>The ground stop was issued at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday due to an IT issue, according to a statement from United spokeswoman …

Aviation

I reported on Obama longer than anyone else. Here's what I learned.

This new guy named Barack Obama was speaking forcefully, delivering one of his first speeches as an Illinois lawmaker with such eloquence that I turned up the volume on the squawk box that carried his voice from the Senate floor to my press room office one floor below.<p>“Who’s that?” I asked the …

Barack Obama

Woman Forgets to Put On Clothes Before Riding Motorcycle to the Airport

Last year I wrote about the man who walked through the Nashville airport naked and attempted to buy a ticket.<p>In 2015 there was a man who stripped …

Airport Security

Three Scottish airports to stop searching passengers before they board flights

The Prospect union has warned that plans to end personal searches at three Scottish airports make it “far more likely” that a nuclear power plant …

UK News

Berlin's delayed Brandenburg Airport will not open in 2017

The opening of Berlin's problem-plagued project, Brandenburg Airport, will not take place in 2017 as planned. The inauguration of the BER airport has already been delayed by six years.<p>The opening date for the German capital's new airport has been delayed again, the head of the Airport Berlin …

UK News

LAX's Wi-Fi and cellphone speeds are among the slowest in the nation, study finds

Anyone who has been stuck waiting for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport knows that connecting to the Internet can make a long delay somewhat tolerable.<p>But a new study released last week found that wireless and cellular speeds at LAX are among the slowest of any major airport in the …

Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi Speeds at 20 Airport Hubs in the US

Airport Wi-Fi is hit or miss. If you need to get stuff done while you wait at the gate or you just want to know what to expect before your next …

Wi-Fi

Celebrity Air Rage Roundup

Behaving Badly<p>Celebrities are not like the rest of us. Every move they make is photographed or videoed and posted in the news, on websites and on …

Airlines

How low? 'Limbo Queen' slips under airport bench on layover

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A record-setting limbo dancer gave Philadelphia airport passengers some free entertainment this week when she scooted under a bench at a terminal.<p>Shemika Charles, who goes by "The Limbo Queen," had a layover in Philadelphia on her way to a scheduled performance at a basketball …

Finance

'Third World' U.S. Airports? That Insults the Third World

For once, Donald Trump was guilty of understatement. “Our airports are like from a Third World country,” he said during a debate year. It’s a common complaint but inaccurate: Comparing America’s airports with the Third World’s is unfair to the Third World.<p>Even in the poorest countries, a traveler …

San Juan

My Top Pick For 2017

Price target $120 - 65% upside.<p>5% dividend yield in the interim.<p>Selling at huge discount to comparable international airports.<p>Trump fears are …

Stocks

Review: Royal Jordanian Lounge Amman Airport

Introduction: Flying With Royalty (Or Not) <br>Review: Air Canada Premium Rouge 767 Tampa To Toronto <br>Review: Sheraton Gateway Toronto Airport <br>Review: …

Airlines

Flights more than double at MidAmerica Airport - St. Louis Business Journal

The passenger terminal at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in St. Clair County, Illinois.<p>The number of passenger flights at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport …

Airlines

Omani airports set new passenger records

Oman’s two major airports recorded the largest number of passengers ever to use their facilities in 2016.read more

Airlines