Stories tagged: travel
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
United reviews $12.4 billion Airbus jet order in fleet revamp
United Continental is weighing whether to alter a $12.4 billion order for Airbus Group’s largest twin-engine jets and is studying a swap of Boeing’s smallest 737 for a longer version …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Yellowstone superintendent prepares for even more crowds
The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says he expects visitor numbers to continue to grow but that he’s gotten better at managing the crowds.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Mario headed to parks: Nintendo and Universal join forces
Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo are joining forces to add video game characters to the theme park company’s resorts.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
It’s another milestone with flight from Miami to Havana
In another milestone in improving air service between the United States and Cuba, an American Airlines 737 took off Monday morning on the first regularly scheduled flight between Miami and …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Slide halts passenger rail service between Seattle, Everett
A mudslide has temporarily halted passenger train service between Seattle and Everett.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Japanese theme park thought it was a good idea to freeze 5,000 dead fish in a skating rink
An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink’s key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Delta bans rude pro-Trump passenger for life, gives refunds
Delta Air Lines is banning for life a passenger who rudely professed his support for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn’t on a flight to Pennsylvania, the …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology
Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Lufthansa headed for worst pilot strike on hard-line stance
Deutsche Lufthansa’s pilots are set to extend strikes into this week after the latest round of labor talks failed, making the current conflict the longest-ever protest by cockpit crews at …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
FAA investigating Boise Airport air traffic control incident
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after air traffic controllers went silent for 20 minutes at the Boise Airport.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007
Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Lufthansa scraps almost 2,000 flights as pilot strike extended
Strikes at Deutsche Lufthansa will wipe out almost 2,000 flights after a failed bid to have a pilot walkout over pay declared illegal led a union to extend it by …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Chinook and Cayuse passes temporarily closing Wednesday
With storms expected in the Cascades Wednesday and Thursday, the state Department of Transportation will temporarily close Chinook and Cayuse passes at 10 a.m. Wednesday in a precautionary measure
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
O’Hare Airport workers delay strike until after Thanksgiving weekend
About 500 workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago say they’ll strike Nov. 29, after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
North Cascades Highway temporarily closes for weekend
State highway officials are temporarily closing State Route 20 for the weekend because of heavy snow in the forecast.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
I-405 tolls bring in 300 percent more revenue than predicted
Tolls on Interstate 405 have collected 300 percent more than was predicted a year ago.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years
The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
Mazda recalls nearly 70K cars; fuel leaks may cause fire
Mazda is recalling almost 70,000 RX-8 sports cars in the U.S. to fix possible fuel leaks that can cause fires.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Are American Airlines uniforms making workers sick?
When American Airlines flight attendants began to complain about the company’s new uniforms, the airline shrugged off the problem, saying it was limited to about a dozen people with allergies …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Canada: 2 hurt in near miss involving plane, suspected drone
Officials say a Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto’s island airport took evasive action to avoid a suspected drone, injuring two flight attendants.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
Lufthansa pilots’ union threatens strike in dispute over pay
union representing pilots at Germany airline Lufthansa is threatening renewed strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 3 p.m.
Ancient Southwest cultures are magnificent display at national historic park in New Mexico
To view ruins and learn about ancient Southwest cultures, among the best places to visit is Chaco Culture National Historical Park in north central New Mexico.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Glacier National Park visitation 20 percent ahead of 2015
Glacier National Park is on track to break last year’s visitation record by 20 percent.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Seattle’s hotel-workers measure passing
Seattle voters Tuesday night were approving a ballot measure that would grant new rights and benefits to hotel housekeepers.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Philly’s weeklong transit strike over with tentative deal
Philadelphia’s weeklong transit strike is over. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing about 4,700 transit workers announced a tentative agreement early Monday.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 10 a.m.
A visitors guide to Arlington Cemetery: honoring history
Arlington National Cemetery, final resting place for thousands of American soldiers and others who have served and sacrificed, isn’t just about the history of war.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Red-light cameras save children’s lives, study finds
A new study suggests that red-light cameras save children’s lives. The study – which was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference, which was Oct. 22-25 in San …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
WiFi on Amtrak’s Acela Express trains shifts into faster gear
Amtrak officials say a recent upgrade will mean faster WiFi for passengers on its popular Acela Express trains.
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 10 a.m.
Seneca Falls, birthplace of a wonderful life of women’s rights
One hundred sixty-eight years ago, a hastily assembled group of suffragists, abolitionists, Quakers, and Methodists gathered in a sleepy mill town in upstate New York to argue that women should …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Trump opens hotel with a media circus – but few Washington VIPs
The grand opening of Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in Washington on Wednesday was like no other ribbon-cutting of its kind. There was press in from as far away as Estonia. …