airport

Notebook: Airport Officials Want Travel Buyer Input To Influence Service

Opening communications channels with local airports may represent an untapped opportunity for corporate travel managers to improve air service, according to four airport development officials speaking at last month’s GBTA convention. While there are a lot of variables and nothing is guaranteed, the speakers were certain that airlines can’t factor in information on local companies’…

As It Cashes In On Amex Deal, Delta’s Free Wi-Fi Expands Marketing Juggernaut

It’s nothing new for an airline to generate revenue from something other than ticket sales, but Delta Air Lines is taking this to new heights. The company expects sales of SkyMiles points to co-branded card partner American Express to top $7 billion next year. That would be about as much as American, Southwest and United…

Eyeing Program Expansion, TSA Expects New Providers To Begin PreCheck Enrollment This Year

Most travelers probably don’t know or care that a private-sector company is behind the enrollment process for TSA PreCheck. They might soon. To expand the program’s membership, TSA last month said it expected two new authorized enrollment providers to begin PreCheck services by year-end. This won’t change how members use the program to get through…

Big Airlines, Card Companies Build ‘Airport Lounges Of Tomorrow’

With unruly passengers, fears of virus transmission and understaffed airport concessions, a quiet place to sit, work and eat can go a long way. American, Delta and United airlines within the next few months will reopen nearly all domestic airport lounges. Card companies Chase and Capital One are preparing brand new airport clubs, competing with…

Changed And Inconsistent Airport Experiences Await Business Travelers

Business travelers who haven’t seen the inside of an airport in over a year may wonder what changes await them. Many are obvious in the Covid era, including new policies on face masks and social distancing, but inconsistent enforcement leaves some people feeling uneasy. In general, travelers likely will notice “how things are being run…

Movement For Quarantine-Free U.K.-U.S. Travel Faces Tests

Business travel is an important economic enabler and New York-London is a critical business travel route. If authorities on both sides can confirm negative Covid tests by incoming travelers and limit their stays, why not exempt them from quarantine rules? Organizers of a pilot program intend to find out starting this month. A Switzerland-based nonprofit…

Op Ed: Liam Moroney On Analyzing Airline Traffic Recovery Trends

Rocketrip has been crunching TSA data to create projections on the pace of the rebound in air traffic. As vice president of marketing Liam Moroney explains, such projections can be useful for travel companies rebuilding operations and considering future staffing needs. The internet is awash with predictions about when travel will return and what new…

End of content

End of content