Stories tagged: travel
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 3:02 P.M.
Washington tolling system needs improvement, audit says
Washington’s electronic tolling system doesn’t have important functions that would help it process, collect and report tolls, according to a state audit released on Wednesday.
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Study: First-class cabin increases chances of ‘air rage’ among some passengers
If you’ve felt your blood pressure rise after seeing passengers being served champagne on the tarmac while you’re fighting for overhead space in coach, you are not alone.
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 12:22 P.M.
90-plus passengers come down with stomach bug on Disney ship
The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 9:10 A.M.
First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Havana
The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 2:27 P.M.
Tacoma light rail to remain free after major donation
The Tacoma light rail will remain free after a major donation from the Tacoma Business Improvement Area.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 6:50 A.M.
FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations
Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 6:47 A.M.
Year-round flights to Mexico from Sea-Tac airport to start
Year-round flights to Mexico from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will start in July. Port of Seattle officials said in a Thursday news release that Volaris Airlines will fly between Guadalajara and …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 5:36 A.M.
Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares
No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares – even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 3:37 P.M.
Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks, source says
Fiat Chrysler and Google’s self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership. The talks were confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the discussions. The person …
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 12:13 P.M.
Bird strike leaves large dent on jetliner’s nose
Officials say a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff after a bird strike left a large dent on the jetliner’s nose.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 12:09 P.M.
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks
Seattle commuters are bracing for a two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct by adjusting work schedules or making plans to bike, bus or take other transportation to work.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 11:03 A.M.
Priceline CEO resigns after inquiry into employee relationship
Online travel booking company Priceline said Thursday that its CEO resigned after he had a personal relationship with an employee.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 5:27 P.M.
Ford recalls pickups, SUVs, cars to fix transmissions
Ford is recalling nearly 202,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars in North America because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Orlando-to-New York JetBlue pilot accused of flying drunk
A commercial pilot was under the influence of alcohol while flying a JetBlue airliner carrying 151 passengers last year from Orlando to New York City, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 10:10 A.M.
Chinook Pass aiming for Memorial Day reopening
Chinook Pass should reopen for Memorial Day weekend after being closed for the winter. That’s the date the state Department of Transportation targets each year. Some years it’s later and …
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
Lufthansa cancels flights as strike hits Munich, Frankfurt
Lufthansa has cancelled 895 flights scheduled for Wednesday from six German airports as government workers call short-term strikes in the run-up to wage discussions later this week.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 7:55 A.M.
French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country
A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the …
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
Dubai wants 25 percent of all car trips driverless by 2030
Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to close Friday for 2 weeks
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct is set to close for two weeks starting Friday and transportation officials are urging commuters to plan ahead.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 9:28 A.M.
New 520 bridge now open to traffic in both directions
The new State Route 520 floating bridge over Lake Washington in Seattle has opened to traffic in both directions.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016, 1 P.M.
Ballooning over Luxor, Egypt: Antiquities from the sky
Only from a balloon high in the sky, in the clear air of the early morning, can a visitor begin to grasp the beauty of antiquities on the ground in …
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
Freeway views are hot: Homeowners cozy up to urban eyesores
Living near highways, train tracks and other urban eyesores has long been an unfortunate fact of life for residents of big, crowded cities around the world, including in tightly-packed cities …
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 7 P.M.
Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations
For many Jews, traveling to vacation hotspots during the eight-day Passover holiday has become a way of avoiding the hassle of heeding religious rules that require scrubbing a home clean …
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Cuba relents, allows Cuban-born travelers on historic cruise
Cuba has loosened a policy banning Cuban-born people from arriving by sea, allowing Carnival Corp. to go forward with the first U.S. cruise to the island in a half-century, the …
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
Uber to pay up to $100M in lawsuits with drivers
Uber will pay up to $100 million to drivers who had sought to be classified as employees, settling two lawsuits that posed a threat to the company’s on-demand business model, …
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 9:33 A.M.
Yellowstone visitors spend nearly $500M near park in 2015
A new report shows that visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly half a billion dollars in communities around the park in 2015.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 7:15 A.M.
Popular Oregon hot springs reopens after E. coli scare
A popular hot springs in southern Oregon have reopened after high levels of E. coli were found in September, forcing a closure. Umpqua Hot Springs will be available to visitors …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 12:43 P.M.
Hotels woo guests to book directly online with discounts
Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
Protecting Ape Cave from deadly disease takes on new urgency
Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 11:14 A.M.
Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns
Faced with protests, political pressure and a lawsuit, Carnival Corp. announced Monday it will allow Cuban-born passengers to book cruises to the island but will delay the trips if Cuba …