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January 17, 2020

  1. SFO Delays Stack up as Storms Slash Bay Area 
  2. Oakland Loses Another Major Airline: JetBlue
  3. Oakland Airport Gets New, Cheap Florida Nonstop Flight
  4. United Airlines Adding Shuttle Flights Between Washington DC, NY
  5. United Airlines to Remove Bag Sizers from Gates
  6. Alaska Airlines Signs on as the ‘Official Airline’ of Seattle’s New Hockey Franchise
  7. Hong Kong Airline Stops Pregnancy Tests for Saipan Travelers
  8. Denver International Airport Ranked #1 In U.S. for Dining
  9. Official Says Phoenix Airport Ride-Hailing Fee is Illegal
  10. The World’s Busiest Airport Might Not Be What You Think—It Handles Over 100 Million Passengers Each Year

January 16, 2020

  1. SamTrans Buses Dropping Homeless off Along SF's Embarcadero, Report Says
  2. Mineta San Jose Has a Big Airport Expansion Plan
  3. United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Newark Due to Engine Problem
  4. Alaska Airlines’ California Expansion Lands in Monterey
  5. JetBlue Airways Is Raising Checked-Bag Fees Again. Will Other Airlines Follow?
  6. Check Your Reservation: Southwest Pushes 737 Max Return to Early June, Cancels 330 Flights
  7. The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2019  
  8. Labor Movement Eyes ‘Dark Corner of the Airline Industry’
  9. The Plight of Airline Ground Workers
  10. A Record Number of Guns Were Discovered at U.S. Airports in 2019, TSA Says

January 15, 2020

  1. SF’s Embarcadero Last Stop on Ride for Homeless SamTrans Riders 
  2. Turo Lands First Permit to Operate at a U.S. Airport  
  3. San Jose City Officials Plan Mineta International Airport Expansion
  4. Allegiant Continues Push Into Major Cities, With New Chicago, Boston, Houston Flights
  5. Ethiopian Airlines Announces Plans for New $5 Billion Airport
  6. Elementary School Kids Doused as Jet Dumps Fuel Before LAX Emergency Landing  
  7. Self-Driving Vehicles Debut at Las Vegas Airport
  8. Design Team Plans for Art in New KCI Terminal
  9. $225-Million Casino and Hotel Proposed for Des Moines Airport
  10. Philadelphia International Airport to Test Biometric Screening

January 14, 2020

  1. San Francisco Airport to Upgrade Checkpoints at Departures Hall
  2. San Jose Airport Eyes Expansion, but Climate Concerns Loom  
  3. American Airlines Extends Boeing 737 MAX Flight Cancellations into June
  4. LAX Welcomes the Return of Scandinavian Airlines’ Nonstop Service Between LAX and Copenhagen
  5. Commission Looks for New Commercial Airport Location in Western Washington
  6. There's a '60s Ski Lodge-Themed Bar That Sells $16 Spiked Hot Chocolate on the Rooftop of JFK's Only Airport Hotel. Here's a Look Inside the Retro 'Runway Chalet.'
  7. What Is Going to Make Flyers Happy in 2020?
  8. Heathrow Airport Installs Anti-Drone Technology to Detect Threats
  9. Airline Employee Took Woman's Number From Her Bag Tag, Then Followed Her on a Flight, Lawsuit Says
  10. Report: Teen Missing in Florida Got Past Airport Security

January 13, 2020

  1. Routes: United at SFO + Alaska, JSX, Philippine, JetBlue, Spirit, Airport News at DEN, JFK
  2. The Most Despair-Inducing Bay Area Dishes of 2019  (PDF without subscription)
  3. Alaska Airlines Flight Returns to San Jose Airport After Emergency Light Goes On  (PDF without subscription)
  4. Best, Worst US Airlines for Customer Service
  5. FAA Seeks $3.9 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines
  6. Europe’s Largest Regional Airline Is on the Brink of Collapse—Flybe In Rescue Talks
  7. Los Angeles Rethinks Taxis as Uber and Lyft Dominate the Streets  (PDF without subscription)
  8. New York Airport Paid Ransomware Demand After Suffering Sodinokibi Attack
  9. Volcano Erupts Near Manila; Villagers Flee, Airports Shut
  10. Iran Acknowledges Ukraine International Airlines Flight Was Brought Down “Unintentionally” by Military


January 10, 2020

  1. Popular Bay Area Landmarks to Light Up in Red and Gold in Support of 49ers
  2. How Mexico’s Interjet Will Continue to Expand In 2020
  3. What’s the Fastest and Cheapest Way to Get to Sacramento Airport? We Raced to Find Out  (PDF without subscription)
  4. $3B Plan to Replace San Diego Airport’s Aging Terminal 1 Reaches Major Milestone
  5. DFW Now Flies Non-Stop to More U.S. Destinations Than Any Other Airport
  6. The Case for Designing Beautiful Airports: It’s About the Experience
  7. How Auckland Airport Is Using Technology to Improve Turnarounds
  8. Airlines Scramble for 737 Max Simulators After Boeing Says Pilots Need Training  (PDF without subscription)
  9. Which Airlines Are Still Flying Through the Iraq Iran Corridor?
  10. Iranian Missile Strike Eyed in Boeing 737 Crash, Reports Say

January 9, 2020

  1. Best Airport Restaurants in the U.S.
  2. RIP Robot Baristas: 3 Locations of SF's Cafe X Abruptly Close
  3. Court OKs Suit Against Airline by Oakland Man Jailed Over Snack Disagreement  
  4. United Airlines Plans Largest-Ever Denver Hub
  5. Southwest Airlines Just Opened the Company’s Biggest Maintenance Hangar in Texas — But It’s Not in Dallas
  6. Interjet Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service from Los Angeles to Monterey, Mexico
  7. New Terminal F at DFW Airport Will Install One of Those Trendy Food Halls
  8. Orlando International Airport Releases Photos of Construction Progress of South Terminal Complex
  9. Does Iceland Need a New Airport? Icelandair Thinks So
  10. Glasgow Airport to Fly World's Largest Passenger Plane on Year-Round Route


January 8, 2020

  1. SJC Climbs into World Airport Rankings for On-Time Performance  (PDF without subscription)
  2. Frontier Cancels Seasonal Flights Out of the Colorado Springs Airport
  3. JFK Airport Launches Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode at T4
  4. Hartsfield-Jackson Launches Massive Contracting Process for New Restaurants
  5. Did You Pack Weed in Your Carry-On? O’Hare and Midway Airports Now Have Boxes for Dumping Recreational Marijuana Before Boarding a Plane.  
  6. Fire at Norway Airport Destroys Hundreds of Cars, Grounds Planes  (PDF without subscription)
  7. CES 2020: Delta to Pilot "Parallel Reality" Display at Detroit Airport
  8. Boeing 737 Plane Bound for Kyiv Crashes in Iran, Killing All 176 People on Board
  9. Airlines Avoid Iraqi & Iranian Airspace as Tensions Ramp Up
  10. Stowaway's Body Found in Plane's Landing Gear at Paris Airport


January 7, 2020

  1. As Cost of Living Soars, SF Program to Help Struggling Airport Workers Pay Bills
  2. New Collaboration to Increase Supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel
  3. ‘They Were Targeting Us’: Iranian-Canadian Held at U.S. Border
  4. Airlines to Watch in 2020: Philippine Airlines
  5. Did Boeing Just Pay American Airlines More Than $500 Million to Settle 2019 737 MAX Claims? Profit Sharing Formula Says Yes
  6. From CES to Rodeos, Airlines Chase High-Paying Travelers With Extra Flights for Special Events
  7. Taxi Drivers to March for Curbside Pickup at LAX; Could Jam Traffic
  8. SLO County Airport Launches New Flight to San Diego This Week
  9. Detroit Airport Indefinitely Extends Program Letting Non-Ticketed Visitors Past Security
  10. Video Game Concept Aims to Expand in DFW Airport  (subscription)


January 6, 2020

  1. Cargo Jet Returns to SFO After Striking Bird on Takeoff
  2. Routes: Southwest, Alaska, United Cut Back + TSA, ATL, AA, LOT, Delta, InterJet
  3. United Airlines Wants to Expand Operations at DEN by Taking on 24 More Gates
  4. Philippine Airlines to Launch New Seattle and Los Angeles Flights
  5. LOT Polish Airlines Poised for Major Growth
  6. JetBlue Takes Steps to Become First Carbon-Neutral US Airline
  7. Los Angeles Airport to Test Wireless Emergency Alerts System
  8. New Orleans Airport's New Terminal Provides Lessons for Reimagined Cleveland Hopkins
  9. City Official Alleged in Another Security Issue at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  10. Japan Vows to Tighten Airport Security Following Ghosn Escape 

January 3, 2020

  1. Smoke Seen Coming From United Plane Receiving Maintenance at SFO
  2. American Airlines Plans to Share Part of Boeing 737 Max Compensation With Employees
  3. US Asks Its Airlines Be Cautious in Pakistan Airspace Due to "Extremist or Militant Activity"
  4. Singapore Airlines Could Launch Fifth Freedom Tokyo to New York Flights
  5. Denver International Airport Will Add Outdoor Patios for Travelers
  6. The World's Most Punctual Airports and Airlines for 2020 Revealed
  7. RDM Gains More Direct Flights to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco
  8. Congress Wants Small Airports to Have ‘Mothers’ Rooms. Boise Beat Them to It.
  9. Officials: New IG May Help City Thwart State’s Airport Takeover Effort
  10. Climate Change in Focus—India Wants to Build 100 New Airports Over the Next Five Years


January 2, 2020

  1. Behind the Scenes at an SFO Inflight Catering Kitchen
  2. Airplane Heading to SFO From London Forced to Make Emergency Landing
  3. Sentencing for San Francisco International Airport Incident  (subscription)
  4. This Is the Safest Airline to Fly in 2020, According to a New Report
  5. Japan Airlines to Offer Free Flights for Olympics Tourists
  6. Aeroflot Ranked Number 1 for On-Time Performance in 2019
  7. New Airline Routes Announced, Implemented in December 2019
  8. Atlanta Airport Giving Nicotine Lozenges to Flyers After New ‘No Smoking’ Ban
  9. Major Commercial Plane Crash Deaths Worldwide Fell by More Than 50% in 2019: Group
  10. Airbus Bumps Boeing From Top Spot in 2019 With 863 Jet Deliveries

December 31, 2019

  1. Woman Has Allergic Reaction to Dog on Plane at Oakland Airport
  2. Alaska Airlines Moves First Boeing 737 MAX Flight to April
  3. These Airlines All Went Bankrupt In 2019
  4. British Airways to Trial AI Robots at Heathrow’s Terminal 5
  5. Turkish Airlines Says Reaches Compensation Deal Over Boeing 737 MAX
  6. The Most Bizarre Services Offered by Airlines—From In-Flight Massages to Choosing Seatmates on Facebook
  7. Free Lyft Rides from Train to Plane at Ontario International Airport
  8. Controversial San Bernardino Airport Cargo Expansion Approved  (subscription)
  9. Reno Tahoe International Airport Asking Passengers for Their New Year’s Resolutions
  10. Work Moves Forward on a New Concourse at Reagan National Airport  (subscription)

December 30, 2019

  1. Thousands of Travelers Expected to Pass Through SFO
  2. Mineta San Jose Airport Projects 50 Percent Passenger Growth, Proposes Expansion  (subscription)
  3. Plane Carrying Kansas Basketball Team Makes Safe Emergency Landing at Mineta Airport
  4. The 10 Longest (and 10 Shortest) United Airlines Flights
  5. Without Buyer, Air India Might Be Forced to Shut Down in Six Months: Airline Official
  6. New Bus to Sacramento Airport Offering Free Rides in January
  7. New Flight Options Coming to Fresno Yosemite International Airport
  8. McCarran Lands New Global Nonstop Routes to Las Vegas in 2019
  9. US Airport Limitations Hurt Cargo Industry
  10. The Move to Upgrade U.S. Airports

December 27, 2019

  1. You Are Most Likely to Find an Empty Seat Next to You When Flying From These Airports
  2. Holiday Travelers Say Their Goodbyes at SFO Day After Christmas
  3. Delta Flight Returns to LAX Due to a Medical Emergency. A Young Girl Was Declared Dead Upon Landing
  4. Kazakhstan Flight with Almost 100 Onboard Crashes, Killing at Least 12 People
  5. The 10 Longest (and 10 Shortest) Southwest Airlines Flights
  6. Singapore Airlines First Boeing 737 MAX Spotted Flying in Seattle
  7. South Korean Builder Takes Control of Asiana Airlines for $2.2 Billion
  8. Sonoma County Airport Feels Crush of Holiday Travel During Another Record-Breaking Year
  9. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Goes Green
  10. City of Phoenix to Solicit Offers for Hotel at Sky Harbor Airport

December 26, 2019

  1. United Airlines Flies Maiden Non-Stop Flight From US to Cape Town
  2. 2 Passengers Say They Were Sexually Assaulted During Their Flights. They're Suing the Airline for Allegedly Ignoring Their Reports.
  3. The 10 Longest (and 10 Shortest) Hawaiian Airlines Flights
  4. Elderly Passenger Dies on Spirit Airlines Flight
  5. Which Airlines Are Best for Travelling with Children?
  6. China Southern Airlines Announces It Is Leaving SkyTeam Alliance
  7. Over 150,000 Post-Holiday Travelers Expected at Sea-Tac Airport Thursday
  8. Contract Workers at Dulles, Reagan National Airports to Receive Wage Increase
  9. Airlines Are Trading Watch Towers for Virtual Screens to Control Taxiway Traffic
  10. What’s Ahead for Airlines and Aviation In 2020


December 24, 2019

  1. Christmas on the Fly: 10 Airports That Are All Decked for the Season
  2. Vanishing Breed of Taxi Drivers Struggle to Continue Serving San Jose Airport  ( subscription)
  3. Lawsuit Seeks to Block Possible Closure of Reid-Hillview Airport
  4. Alaska Airlines Exits 2 Los Angeles, Sacramento Routes
  5. Alaska Airlines Loses ‘Hundreds’ of Passengers’ Bags Days Before Christmas
  6. Emirates Airline President Tim Clark Will Retire in 2020
  7. ANA Introduces New Translation Devices at Airports
  8. John Wayne Airport to Implement Environmental Changes Regulating Emissions
  9. Record Rain in South Florida Shuts Airport for 3 Hours
  10. Holiday Travel Comes with New Concern This Season: Possible Measles Exposure in an Airport

December 23, 2019

  1. How SFO Is Working to Make Flying Easier for Seniors  (subscription)
  2. New Bills Aim to Reduce Noise Near SFO and Oakland Airports
  3. Cafe X to Open Its Robot Barista at SFO on Dec. 23
  4. Heartwarming Reunions Fill SFO's Arrivals Terminal Just in Time for the Holidays
  5. American Airlines Adds Non-Binary Gender Booking Options
  6. Internet Outage Causes Major Delays at Sacramento Airport
  7. LAFD: Electrical Problem Caused LAX Fire That Destroyed Three Buses
  8. Airport Fees Protect Taxpayers from Sky-High Costs
  9. Airports and Airlines Want Travelers to Ditch Their Plastic Water Bottles
  10. After Deadly Crashes of Marquee Aircraft, Boeing CEO Is Out

December 20, 2019

  1. SFO Estimated to Experience Busiest Travel Day of the Holiday Season
  2. Opinion: Bay Area Must Combat Dangerous Effects of Airport Noise   (subscription)
  3. Airport Pig Spreads Holiday Cheer in San Francisco  (Video)
  4. United Airlines Pulls Boeing 737 MAX Jets Until Early June
  5. Polish Airlines LOT Threatens Germany’s Lufthansa over New Logo
  6. Yes, Airlines Can Be Liable for Hot-Coffee Burns
  7. The Best and Worst Airports for Christmas Travel 2019
  8. Welcome to LAX: One of LA’s Biggest Homeless Encampments
  9. Truck Slams Through Baggage Carousel at Florida Airport
  10. Is Your Phone a Sitting Duck for Airport Cyber Attackers?

December 19, 2019

  1. 10 New Hotels Around the World to Check into in 2020
  2. Weather Officials Warn of Travel Hazards Ahead of Busy Holiday Weekend  ( subscription)
  3. How Wind Changes Affect Flight Patterns at SFO, Mineta San Jose, Oakland International Airports
  4. Which Flights out of Austin Make the Most Money?
  5. The Cheapest Place to Park near the Airport?
  6. Rider Calls 911 After He Says Uber Driver Refused to Let Him and Wife out of Car
  7. Frontier Airlines to Introduce New Routes from Ontario Airport
  8. JetBlue Founder Picks Salt Lake City to Base New Airline
  9. Alaska Airlines Adding Another Nonstop Flight Between Milwaukee and Seattle for Summer Travel Season
  10. Teenager Attempts to Steal Private Plane from Fresno Yosemite Airport


December 18, 2019

  1. United Airlines Announces New Year-Round Dublin to San Francisco Service
  2. ‘Continuous’ Rain Could Disrupt 200,000 Holiday Travelers at SFO, Oakland Airport  (subscription)
  3. Amazon Picks Low-Cost Airline Sun Country to Expand Its Cargo Business
  4. British Airways and China Southern Airlines Enter Joint Business Deal
  5. Frontier Airlines Will Start MIA Hub in 2020 with 8 More Flights and Miami-Based Crews
  6. Delta Air Lines Expands Service from Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles
  7. Measles Cases at Denver, Los Angeles Airports Are Connected, Federal Health Officials Confirm
  8. The Dickens Carolers Serenade Holiday Travelers at Sea-Tac Airport
  9. Finding San Francisco's Famous Fog 8,500 Miles Away
  10. GPS Transponders Will Be Added to All Commercial Aircraft by 2020


December 17, 2019

  1. Slew of New Openings, Leases Drive SFO's Push to Elevate Concessions   (subscription)
  2. Norwegian Air Abandons Oakland International Airport
  3. Sacramento International Airport Hopes for Service to Asia, Europe
  4. Delta Air Lines to Be First U.S. Carrier at Beijing’s New Airport
  5. American Airlines Leads Pilot Hiring Surge as U.S. Airlines Set Traffic Records
  6. Santa Barbara Airport Decks the Terminal with Holiday Music from Local Schoolchildren
  7. Travelers Through Los Angeles International Airport May Have Been Exposed to Measles
  8. Pittsburgh Airport Ramps up a Side Business: Real-Estate Developer  (subscription)
  9. Boeing Will Suspend 737 Max Production in January
  10. Man Sneaks Pet Possum onto United Airlines Flight