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A cohort of industry super funds has made a $22 billion takeover bid for Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport has received a non-binding takeover offer from a cohort of industry superannuation fund investors looking to capitalise on the pandemic-induced weakness in the aviation sector. ASX-listed Sydney Airport said a consortium comprising the industry super sector’s asset manager, IFM Investors, QSuper and North American pension funds Global Infrastructure […]
A cohort of industry super funds has made a $22 billion takeover bid for Sydney Airport
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TSA says passengers who refuse to wear masks could be fined up to $1,500

The TSA is working to implement the executive order which mandates all travellers wear face masks. The agency could penalise travellers for not wearing one anywhere from $US250 to $US1,500. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Airline travellers are now legally required to wear a face mask […]
TSA says passengers who refuse to wear masks could be fined up to $1,500
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Florida lawmakers say ‘no’ to renaming Palm Beach International after Trump

Trump has asked advisers about how to get an airport named after him, according to the Daily Beast. A leading Florida Republican then suggested rebranding Florida’s Palm Beach International as ‘Trump International.’ The majority of commissioners in Palm Beach County have rejected the idea, the Sun Sentinel reported. Visit Business […]
Florida lawmakers say ‘no’ to renaming Palm Beach International after Trump
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Explosions rocked airport in Yemen as new Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia, killing at least 25 and injuring dozens more

A huge explosion hit an airport in Aden, Yemen, minutes after a convoy carrying Yemen’s newly-sworn in cabinet government landed from Riyadh. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Yemen’s new government and the Saudi-led coaltion have charged Houthi-rebels with orchestrating the attack. According to the Associated Press, […]
Explosions rocked airport in Yemen as new Yemeni government arrived from Saudi Arabia, killing at least 25 and injuring dozens more
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Over 2 million people passed through the airport this weekend ahead of the Christmas holiday, following the tragic trend of Thanksgiving travel

Over 2 million people have passed through the airport between Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention had urged the American public against travelling over Thanksgiving, but over 5 million Americans passed through airports over the week of the holiday. Over […]
Over 2 million people passed through the airport this weekend ahead of the Christmas holiday, following the tragic trend of Thanksgiving travel
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Shanghai’s airport — the 11th-busiest in the world — ringfenced 17,700 employees for COVID-19 testing after finding 5 positive cases linked to the cargo unit

Shanghai Pudong International Airport ringfenced more than 17,700 staff to test them for COVID-19 after discovering five cases linked to the cargo unit, according to multiple reports. A number of videos appeared to show hundreds of airport workers pushing and shoving, as medical personnel in protective suits tried to keep […]
Shanghai’s airport — the 11th-busiest in the world — ringfenced 17,700 employees for COVID-19 testing after finding 5 positive cases linked to the cargo unit
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While the CDC recommended against travel, about 2 million people went through airport checkpoints this weekend. Here’s what airports across the country look like right now.

A total of over 2 million travellers passed by the security checkpoint at airports throughout Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The CDC recommended people in the US do not travel for Thanksgiving. States across the country tightened restrictions on social gatherings and travel,Business Insider’s Yelena […]
While the CDC recommended against travel, about 2 million people went through airport checkpoints this weekend. Here’s what airports across the country look like right now.
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These 43-square-foot pods were originally for travellers to take a nap at the airport, but now the company is selling them for $50,000 each

NapCity started out smalling private pods travellers could rent to take a rest in airports. The company pivoted to selling the pod as private, contactless spaces because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’re customisable, and start at $US50,000. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Since March of 2020, millions of […]
These 43-square-foot pods were originally for travellers to take a nap at the airport, but now the company is selling them for $50,000 each
Lifestyle

9 abandoned airports around the world and the history behind them

Some airports around the world have become abandoned due to financial woes, such as Ciudad Real Central Airport in Spain. Others, like Sukhumi Babushara Airport in Abkhazia, have been damaged in conflict. The vacant, dilapidated spaces are occasionally used as movie sets or for scrap metal. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
9 abandoned airports around the world and the history behind them
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I visited 3 major US airports in one day during the pandemic and saw how vastly different safety policies are creating confusion for travellers

Visiting airports in Hartford, Connecticut, Atlanta, and Charlotte, I saw how each is coping with social distancing and rising passenger numbers, as well as disparities across the three major airports. While Hartford’s Bradley International had strict social distancing guidelines and required masks, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Charlotte Douglas International did […]
I visited 3 major US airports in one day during the pandemic and saw how vastly different safety policies are creating confusion for travellers
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There is no American exceptionalism. The pandemic proves it.

Hello! Welcome to the next edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. Our goal is to provide you with insight and analysis about the big stories of the day – “Insider in your inbox.” Thanks as always for reading. Please feel free to reply to this email and tell […]
There is no American exceptionalism. The pandemic proves it.
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FAA moves to prevent ‘ghost flights’ of near-empty planes in the US by easing rules that put them at risk of losing their spots at airports

The Federal Aviation Administration is temporarily suspending slot requirements for US and foreign airlines as the spread of coronavirus continues to cripple demand. The European Commission voted Tuesday to enact a similar suspension for airports in EU member states. The FAA’s suspension eases the burden for airlines at major slot-controlled […]
FAA moves to prevent ‘ghost flights’ of near-empty planes in the US by easing rules that put them at risk of losing their spots at airports
Lifestyle

Here’s how airports trick you into spending money

There are several ways airports ensure you spend more money when waiting for your flight. Before you even get to your terminal, airports charge you high fees for parking – and offer pricey programs to allow you to the cut line. After security, you’ll pass duty-free shops that aren’t as […]
Here’s how airports trick you into spending money
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Why do planes dump fuel?

A pilot will choose to dump fuel only on very rare occasions. In the case of an emergency situation the flight crew can decide to dump, dirty up the plane or land heavy. The dumped fuel evaporates before it hits the ground. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following […]
Why do planes dump fuel?
Lifestyle

Lizzo walked into an airport wearing the same extravagant pink coat she rocked on the Met Gala red carpet, and she even kept it on for her flight

At Monday night’s camp-themed Met Gala, singer Lizzo wore a sparkle-encrusted light pink dress and a feathery, floor length Marc Jacobs coat with a bubblegum pink wig. The next morning, Lizzo arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy international airport still donning the floor-length coat. People applauded the decision to […]
Lizzo walked into an airport wearing the same extravagant pink coat she rocked on the Met Gala red carpet, and she even kept it on for her flight
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Why cold winter weather cancels roughly 60,000 flights a year in the US

Each year, cold winter weather leads to 60,000 flight cancellations in the United States, costing airlines and airports an estimated $US3 billion. But freezing cold temperatures aren’t a problem for planes, which excel in cold, dense air. The real problems happen before planes even leave the ground – clearing snow […]
Why cold winter weather cancels roughly 60,000 flights a year in the US
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The best and worst days to travel around Christmas in 2018

Travel search engine Kayak looked at flight data from last year to predict the best times to travel around Christmas this year. According to Kayak’s data, you’ll get the cheapest flights – both domestic and international – if you’re willing to fly on Christmas eve or Christmas day. The priciest […]
The best and worst days to travel around Christmas in 2018
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10 tips for travelling with gifts this holiday season

The holiday season is a time of giving, but when you’re travelling to see friends and family, the art of gift giving can get complicated. Travelling across the country with a bag full of presents for all your family members is no easy feat. While it would be nice to […]
10 tips for travelling with gifts this holiday season
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10 tips to make going through airport security a breeze

As we quickly approach the busiest travelling time of the year, there’s one thing that millions of travellers must be mindful of – and that’s how to be efficient when it comes to airport security. Without the convenience of TSA precheck, Global Entry or CLEAR, navigating airport TSA can seriously […]
10 tips to make going through airport security a breeze
Lifestyle

5 things you should do when you miss your flight

Missing a flight is a terrible feeling that can be extra stressful if you’re travelling for a personal emergency or on a tight work schedule. While dealing with the unexpected might cause you to feel anxious, upset, and helpless, there are several steps you can take to ensure things run […]
5 things you should do when you miss your flight
Lifestyle

12 things you should never do at the airport this holiday season

The holiday season is a busy time for airports, causing busy security lines and crowds. Before arriving at the airport, make sure you don’t pack your holiday gifts, don’t pack your holiday meals, and don’t drive yourself to the airport. In the security line, don’t cut people off, don’t fight […]
12 things you should never do at the airport this holiday season
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I visited the private terminal at LAX where rich people pay upwards of $4,500 to skip the lines and pull up to their planes in BMWs, and it made me feel like a billionaire

A new terminal called The Private Suite opened at Los Angeles International Airport in late 2017. The Private Suite offers a $US4,500-a-year base membership and costs $US2,700 to use per domestic flight and $US3,000 per international flight for up to four passengers. Food and drinks, a private room and bathroom, […]
I visited the private terminal at LAX where rich people pay upwards of $4,500 to skip the lines and pull up to their planes in BMWs, and it made me feel like a billionaire
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Breastfeeding rooms are now required in all major US airports, thanks to a new law

A new law requires breastfeeding rooms at all medium and large US airports. The new lactation areas, as they’re called, must be accessible for people with disabilities, have seating and outlets, and not be located inside bathrooms. Breastfeeding has health benefits for both mothers and babies. Incorporating lactation facilities into […]
Breastfeeding rooms are now required in all major US airports, thanks to a new law
Lifestyle

6 easy ways to save money on food at the airport

From baggage fees and paying for airline extras like extended legroom to faster boarding, priority seating, or in-flight entertainment, it feels like flying is a more expensive experience than ever before. Eating at the airport or on your aeroplane can rack up costs too, especially if you feel forced to […]
6 easy ways to save money on food at the airport
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10 common mistakes that can slow you down at airport security

Getting through the security line is arguably one of the most stressful parts of an airport experience- and it’s exponentially worse if you’re running late. If you want to get through the chaos as quickly as possible, make sure you’re not making any of these common mistakes. You’re flying at […]
10 common mistakes that can slow you down at airport security
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British Airways’ new electric robot has slashed pushback delays by 54% at one of the world’s busiest airports — we used it to move a 130-ton aeroplane

We tested British Airways’ new mototok robot, which is able to push back aeroplanes weighing up to 130 tons. We had a 15-minute training session before being allowed to operate the remote-controlled machine. The mototok is helping reduce delays and emissions. The aim is to eventually replace traditional tugs. British […]
British Airways’ new electric robot has slashed pushback delays by 54% at one of the world’s busiest airports — we used it to move a 130-ton aeroplane
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The 19 worst airports in the world

Your flying experience doesn’t just depend on what airline you’re flying with – but also what airport you’re flying from. As well as ranking the best airlines in the world, flight compensation company AirHelp has named and shamed the worst airports in the world as part of its annual AirHelp […]
The 19 worst airports in the world
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A seasoned traveller shares 6 things she never does at the airport

The airport can be a challenging, frustrating place, with its confusing signage, lack of quality food options, and long security lines. Being unprepared at the airport can add stress to your pre-boarding experience and even cause you to miss your flight. To avoid feeling anxious or unprepared, there are certain […]
A seasoned traveller shares 6 things she never does at the airport