Stories tagged: travel
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Hole in bridge restricts traffic east of White Pass on U.S. 12
WHITE PASS, Wash. – U.S. Highway 12 was restricted Wednesday evening to one lane about 14 miles east of White Pass because of a hole in the Wildcat Bridge, according …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
3 dead, others injured in multi-car crash near Warm Springs
Three people have died in a multivehicle crash on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Mountain snow means messy travel over Cascade passes
blast of snow weather is causing tough driving conditions in the Cascade Mountains.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Frenchman sets round-the-world sailing record: 49 days
A little over 49 days – that’s all it took Frenchman Thomas Coville to sail around the world alone, to set what French officials say is a new world record.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Winter storm weakens but travel still hazardous in places
Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion
Airbus and Iran Air finalized Thursday a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices – a contract that’s potentially a big boost for Iran’s …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
For 2nd day, Alaska volcano eruption sparks aviation alert
For the second straight day, the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation when a volcano erupted with a towering ash cloud in the Aleutian Islands.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Bruce Willis’ airstrip project can resume in Camas County
Camas County commissioners have approved an ordinance that will allow the construction of a private airport owned by actor Bruce Willis to resume.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers
Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7:50 a.m.
State Department issues a new warning on the southern Philippines
The U.S. State Department has reissued a travel warning for the Philippines, citing terrorism and kidnapping concerns in the southern part of the 7,000-island nation.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.
Secrets of a Big Apple Greeter: Tips for first-timers in NYC
As a native New Yorker, a licensed city tour guide and a volunteer Big Apple Greeter, I’ve answered lots of questions from tourists over the years. Among them: “Is it …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
No one hurt after e-cigarette sparks fire on American flight
An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Indianapolis had to make an emergency landing in Arkansas after a passenger’s electronic cigarette “malfunctioned” and started a small fire, airline officials said.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.
Eiffel Tower closed for 4th day, ruining honeymoon plans
The Eiffel Tower has closed for a fourth day in a strike over working conditions – causing disappointment for scores of tourists and ruining honeymoon plans.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Deputy helps revive unconscious driver after crash
Clackamas County authorities say a deputy helped rescue a man who suffered a medical emergency while driving and crashed his pickup truck into another vehicle.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Athol man involved in I-90 accident that leaves one hospitalized
One person was hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 early Thursday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
Yellowstone to open for winter season
Yellowstone National Park is opening its roads to the public for snow vehicle travel this week.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Blaine County enforces ban on using smartphone while driving
A county in Idaho is enforcing a new ban on using smartphones while driving.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Grand Canyon hits 6 million visitors, setting annual record
Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Wyoming moves to create license plate featuring Yellowstone
Transportation officials in Wyoming hope to create a license plate featuring Yellowstone National Park.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
Messy commute as snow, freezing rain, rain move eastward
Snow, freezing rain and rain made for a messy commute and closed hundreds of schools Monday as a winter storm pushed eastward.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Rule change could allow in-flight phone calls
If airlines allow passengers to make in-flight cellphone calls, the carrier must notify passengers in advance, under a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Delta will upgrade free snacks in the economy-fare cabin
If it’s true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline?
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
Airlines project ‘soft landing’ in 2017 after record profits
The world’s leading association of airlines is lowering its projection for record industry net profit this year, while predicting a 16 percent drop next year due to rising oil prices.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Kitsap County fast ferries moving ahead after voter approval
Transit officials in Kitsap County are moving ahead with plans to build a network of fast passenger-only ferries across Puget Sound after voters approved a local sales tax increase in …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Boutique Air to start Portland-Pendleton service Dec. 19
Boutique Air announced plans to offer daily flights between Pendleton and Portland, restoring commercial air service to the city in Eastern Oregon.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
No more free overhead bin on United Airlines
Gone are the days of the free sandwiches, the complimentary pillows, the headphones that didn’t cost $5. The in-flight comforts that were once a given are now nothing more than …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Alaska Airlines gets U.S. approval to buy Virgin America
Alaska Air Group Inc. won U.S. antitrust approval for its acquisition of Virgin America Inc., a takeover that extends years of consolidation in the industry and expands Alaska Air’s access …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Seattle’s duck boat company to pay up to $1 million for violations
Ride the Ducks International has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties in an agreement reached with federal transportation officials.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
SeaWorld cutting 320 jobs in restructuring
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is eliminating 320 jobs across its 12-park company.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
L.A. transit security boosted after subway threat
In a show of confidence, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking a subway to work from a station that has been threatened with attack.