Tag: Airports

Airline Food Waste Is a Problem. Can Banana Leaves Be Part of the Solution?

From disposable headphones and plastic cutlery to food scraps and toilet waste, the average airline passenger leaves behind over three pounds of garbage, according to one estimate. To get travelers and airlines thinking — and talking — about that rather large pile of trash, a British design firm has refashioned the economy meal tray, replacing […]

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Arrest Us, Please! Extinction Rebellion’s Path to Success

LONDON — In February 2015, Simon Bramwell climbed into a tree near Bristol, in southwest England, to prevent workmen from cutting down a whole row of trees for a bus lane. “I’m terrified of heights, so it was quite a prospect,” Mr. Bramwell, 47, said in a telephone interview. Along with other activists, he made […]

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B-17 Plane Crashes at Bradley Airport Outside Hartford

A plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday morning, according to airport officials and local news media reports, and there were reports of an unconfirmed number of casualties. The accident involved an antique military aircraft, officials said. We can confirm that there was an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II […]

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Antique Plane Crashes at Bradley International Airport Outside Hartford

A plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday morning, according to airport officials and local news media reports. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The accident involved an antique military aircraft, officials said. We can confirm that there was an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II aircraft this morning […]

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Need to Get From Point A to Point B? This Guy Creates the Signs to Help.

If you have ever traveled through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you would have seen the handiwork of the Dutch wayfinding design firm Mijksenaar, whose signs, maps and other visual information systems have been part of the facility’s landscape since 1990. While Schiphol, one of the world’s busiest airports, with more than 71 million passengers last year, […]

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As an Ohio City Struggles, Some See Salvation in a Prairie

DAYTON, Ohio — The 140-acre Paul E. Knoop Jr. Prairie in Dayton has become something of an inkblot test. Some see a field that could be repurposed for commercial use to bring a much needed economic boost to a struggling Rust Belt city. Others view it as an irreplaceable ecosystem that is part of Dayton’s […]

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Man Trained by Hezbollah Scouted Times Square as Target, Prosecutors Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A New Jersey man trained in bomb-making and intelligence-gathering by Hezbollah spent years scouting sites like Times Square and New York’s airports, tunnels and bridges for how to do the most harm in an attack, federal prosecutors said on […]

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Air Force to Review Layover Procedures After Stopover at Trump Resort in Scotland

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has ordered a review of its procedures used to decide where personnel are put up during overnight layovers, after conceding on Sunday that the decision to place a crew at the luxury resort owned by the Trump family in Scotland this year “might be allowable but not advisable.” The internal […]

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Military Stopover at Scottish Airport Sometimes Includes a Stay at a Trump Resort

WASHINGTON — United States military personnel have occasionally stayed at the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland while Defense Department planes stop over and refuel at the nearby airport, according to a person with direct knowledge of the arrangement. Questions about the overnight stays at the Trump golf resort emerged after House investigators wrote to […]

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Chaos Erupts at Newark Airport as Travelers Are Evacuated From Terminal

Panicked travelers abandoned carry-on bags and scrambled for the terminal exits at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday night, just as the busy three-day Labor Day weekend was drawing to a close. It was not immediately clear what had led to the evacuation, which happened around 8:30 p.m. Police officers with tactical rifles converged on […]

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Art, Exercise or a Nap? All Could Be Yours During a Long Layover

You’ve been in this situation before: After arriving at Chicago O’Hare, or Dallas/Fort Worth, or Boston Logan, your connecting flight is delayed by several hours. Or maybe you have a long layover, and want to make better use of your down time. Sure, you could window shop at Hudson News, or nurse a venti soy […]

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Customs Computer Failure Snarls Passengers at U.S. Airports

A nationwide customs service computer failure Friday afternoon left throngs of passengers bottlenecked at airports, waiting to be processed, United States Customs and Border Protection said. The agency said in a statement that it was experiencing “a temporary outage” at various airports and that it was “taking immediate action to address the technology disruption.” It […]

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Hong Kong Protesters Apologize After Chaos at Airport

HONG KONG — Protesters began issuing apologies on Wednesday for causing disruptions at the Hong Kong airport, as fallout from scenes of violence and chaos there, along with a court injunction, threatened to eliminate the transportation hub as one of their most effective venues for demonstrations. Protests led the airport, one of the world’s busiest, […]

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Hong Kong Airport, a City’s Symbol of Pride, Is Now Its Hub of Unrest

HONG KONG — Hong Kong International Airport — sleek, modern and famously efficient — has helped symbolize the city’s place as one of the world’s busiest and most important commercial hubs since it opened more than two decades ago. But this week the airport, long a source of local pride, became the epicenter of civilian […]

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Hong Kong Airport Suspends Check-Ins in 2nd Day of Disruptive Protests

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s airport suspended check-ins for a second straight day on Tuesday as protesters again disrupted its operations, hours after the city’s embattled leader pleaded for order amid escalating chaos. Thousands of antigovernment demonstrators occupied parts of Hong Kong International Airport’s departures and arrivals halls on Tuesday afternoon, with some using luggage […]

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Hong Kong’s Leader Pleads for Order in a City on Edge

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Tuesday pleaded for order after days of escalating chaos, mass protests and violent street clashes that have put the Asian financial hub on edge. In a news conference with combative reporters — a day after the city’s international airport was effectively shuttered by mass protests — the […]

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What You Need to Know About the Hong Kong Airport Cancellations

Hong Kong International Airport on Monday abruptly grounded all departing flights and kept 70 flights from arriving after thousands of protesters filled the airport, stranding air passengers at one of the world’s most important transportation hubs. A statement on the airport’s website said that operations “have been seriously disrupted, all flights have been canceled,” and […]

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Protest at Hong Kong Airport Forces More Than 100 Flight Cancellations

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s airport canceled more than 100 flights on Monday afternoon after thousands of demonstrators flooded the transportation hub, one of the world’s busiest, in a show of anger over the police’s response to protests the night before. The cancellation of well over 100 flights, including many departing after 6 p.m. was […]

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Hong Kong Protesters Descend on Airport, With Plans to Stay for Days

HONG KONG — Antigovernment protesters on Friday swarmed Hong Kong’s international airport, taking aim at both a global transit hub and the city’s closely guarded reputation for order and efficiency. The protest in the airport’s arrival hall, which is planned to last through Sunday, comes as Hong Kong reels from its worst political crisis since […]

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