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Security Heightens at Schiphol Amid “Potential Risk”

Irregularities started on Saturday evening when the Dutch National Police (Marechaussee) announced tight security measures on Sunday 31. July, due to "a potential risk." Travelers at AMS were advised to leave early in order to punctually arrive at the airport. It is still unclear what caused this state of alert and neither local government, nor police has given details on the cause. Due to extra inspections by the police, traffic jams to and from the airport are unsettling travelers. People…

Abandoned In the Rust Belt: Part One

At the beginning of the 1990s, air travel through the mid Atlantic region of the United States was very simple. Legacy carriers had made various hubs through the region and even smaller markets were easy landing spots for potential carriers. However, industry in the “rust belt” had stalled and with…

Workers Continue On Their Quest to Complete Abu Dhabi’s Midfield…

With approval from the Executive Council in Abu Dhabi back in 2012, a new path was set forth to create an iconic terminal not just to host the country’s home carrier, Etihad Airways, but to fuel the country’s continued growth. Now just over four years later, the AED $19 billion…

Philly Airport Employees Plan Strike in Response to Democratic Convention

Philadelphia Airport employees came to a 461-5 vote to protest their jobs at the Philadelphia International Airport during the Democratic National Convention in late July. According to demconvention.org, the convention is a "formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President.  At the Convention, the Democratic Party…

Orlando Airport’s Cinderella-Like Evolution

Whenever the Orlando City Soccer Club play a match outside of Orlando, the chant used by opposing fans is usually “your city’s a theme park." However, it is this characteristic of the Orlando area that has created a sort of rags to riches tale for the Orlando International Airport (MCO).…

PHOTO TOUR: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Sydney Airport

Since its first official departure on January 9th 1920, Sydney's Kingsford Smith International Airport has grown to become the largest and busiest airport in Australia and one of the most popular destinations for aviation enthusiasts. When it comes to aviation enthusiasts, Sydney Airport has everything you need. Great airline and aircraft…

20 Hours in Doha: Transiting at Hamad International Airport

This May I had the unique opportunity to travel onboard Qatar Airways' Airbus A350 aircraft. With it being the newest aircraft in Qatar's fleet, I was more than looking forward to the opportunity to travel with the airline, as well as visit their new airport, Hamad International. This portion of…

London Heathrow Makes Promises in a Bid to Secure Third…

Heathrow Airport announced today that it would ban night flights, curb noise, and pollution, should the UK Government give the west London airport the go-ahead to expand. The battle between London Gatwick and London Heathrow to win the right to expand their airports continues one year after the Davies Commission was…

United Celebrates 30 Years of Hub Operations at Washington Dulles

In May 1986, United began hub operations at Washington Dulles (IAD) with 58 departures serving 24 destinations. United has continually served the Nation's Capital for 50 years, 30 of which have been from their hub at Dulles. To celebrate their 30 year anniversary, the airline brought in the "777 Grill"…

How to Volunteer at an Airport

For us AvGeeks, any opportunity that could bring us closer to airplanes is definitely worth considering. One way to do this is by volunteering at your local airport. Many commercially-serviced airports offer some kind of volunteer program. Whether it is being an information desk worker or a mobile airport ambassador,…