Articles tagged “holiday travel”

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

David Koenig, Associated Press

While officials say the redeployment of TSA agents to the border has not had a significant effect on airport wait times thus far, the situation is a testament to the far-reaching effects of the U.S. border crisis.

2 months ago

Fourth of July on Tap To Be Busiest Air Travel Day in U.S. History

Fourth of July on Tap To Be Busiest Air Travel Day in U.S. History

Mehr Nadeem, Bloomberg

Many U.S. travelers have become accustomed to long security lines in recent years but new technologies could make the experience somewhat faster and more bearable this summer.

1 year ago

Travel Companies Still Offering Last-Minute Holiday Travel Deals

Travel Companies Still Offering Last-Minute Holiday Travel Deals

David Koenig, Associated Press

There are deals out there for holiday travel, but airlines are getting savvier about canceling flights when there is low demand so some bargains of previous years, such as on Christmas Day, are vanishing.

2 years ago

American Airlines Pilot Scheduling Glitch May Affect Holiday Travel

American Airlines Pilot Scheduling Glitch May Affect Holiday Travel

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American's pilot union says this a "crisis." The airline says it has it under control. Which do you believe?

2 years ago

Travelers Driving and Flying July 4th Weekend Set Records

Travelers Driving and Flying July 4th Weekend Set Records

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

The average roundtrip domestic U.S. airline ticket over the holiday weekend was said to be $186. That's hard to believe and is a testament to cheap fuel prices.

2 years ago

More People Will Fly This Thanksgiving, But Airlines Expect Manageable Lines

More People Will Fly This Thanksgiving, But Airlines Expect Manageable Lines

Associated Press

Airlines think there won't be a repeat of this spring's long security line nightmare over Thanksgiving because more people have signed up for expedited screening programs. Here's hoping those fast lanes are adequately staffed.

3 years ago

Alabama Says Holiday Weekend Will Help Give it Record Year For Tourism

Alabama Says Holiday Weekend Will Help Give it Record Year For Tourism

Jay Reeves, Associated Press

Alabama and the rest of the Gulf Coast's tourism industry has considerably bounced back since the BP oil spill in 2010 but the region still has a long way to go before more inland areas, for example, also see the benefits.

3 years ago

6 Charts Showing U.S. Travelers’ 2015 Holiday Season Hotel and Airline Bookings Trends

6 Charts Showing U.S. Travelers’ 2015 Holiday Season Hotel and Airline Bookings Trends

Dan Peltier, Skift

Just as U.S. travelers expect deals at retail stores during the holiday season, the same is true for airlines and hotels with travelers waiting for bargains until a couple days or weeks before departure or check-in.

4 years ago

Majority of Americans Would Prefer Relatives Stay Somewhere Else This Holiday Season

Majority of Americans Would Prefer Relatives Stay Somewhere Else This Holiday Season

Dan Peltier, Skift

After too many embarrassing conversations with their in-laws, Americans want a breather from them when it's time for lights out.

5 years ago

This Christmas Will Be the Most Traveled on Record for Americans

This Christmas Will Be the Most Traveled on Record for Americans

Dan Peltier, Skift

AAA's projections show some signs of the economy's uptick, but airlines probably don't like losing so many travelers to the drive market during one of the year's busiest travel periods.

5 years ago

When It’s Cheaper to Drive Than to Fly in the U.S. This Holiday Season

When It’s Cheaper to Drive Than to Fly in the U.S. This Holiday Season

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Rock, paper, scissors: The road trip, including an Uber, beats flying in a lot of cases for shorter holiday trips in December 2014. Still, under many scenarios, we'd prefer to see you at Gate A11.

5 years ago

Thanksgiving Eve Isn’t the Busiest Travel Day of the Year, It Just Feels That Way

Thanksgiving Eve Isn’t the Busiest Travel Day of the Year, It Just Feels That Way

Associated Press

Traveling on Thanksgiving is one of the best advertisements for a staycation you can find.

5 years ago