New TripCheck Cameras in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Drivers on I-5 in Douglas County and other southern Oregon highways will soon have access to better information about weather and road conditions. New cameras and weather stations are being connected to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s TripCheck website. ODOT says TripCheck is one of the department’s most popular services. It’s … Continue reading »

Flights to National Championship Limited

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Travel agencies say flights to Dallas for the National Championship game are filling up fast. Premier Travel in Springfield is swamped with calls with more than 40 just Friday morning. They say travel packages are right around $2,200 and that doesn’t include game tickets. They also say commercial flights are limited. “People … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Preps for Firefighters

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the chance for severe weather this week, local fire stations are keeping tabs on the forecast so they can be ready in emergency situations. The prep for winter months starts back in October making sure all rigs are equipped for cold and icy weather. If the chance of precipitation is more … Continue reading »

Highway 126 Closure Impacts Drivers

CUSHMAN, Ore. — Travelers heading to Florence Sunday afternoon had to wait a few hours to get through a flooded portion of Highway 126. Florence resident Neil Karp says the closure on Highway 126 Sunday afternoon wasn’t the first road closure he had to deal with this weekend. Saturday the Highway 101 closure delayed his … Continue reading »

Airlines Get $1B From Baggage Fees

(CNN) — Travelers paid $1 billion to US airlines last quarter to carry their suitcases. Monday the Department of Transportation reported the 27 U.S. airlines collected $960 million in baggage fees. That’s up 9 percent from the same period last year, but that number pales in comparison to ticket fares. Actual ticket fares brought in $34 … Continue reading »

Thousands Travel Through Eugene Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Around 14,000 people are expected to arrive or leave Eugene from the airport during this holiday week, one of the busiest times of the year. Travelers trying to catch a flight earlier said they planned for a busy airport. But, when they arrived they found there weren’t quite as many passengers at … Continue reading »

Low Gas Prices Bring Holiday Traffic

EUGENE, Ore. — Not everyone will be traveling by plane this Thanksgiving, AAA predicts the majority of holiday travelers are going by car. Managers say it’s likely because gas prices are so low this year. Locally the average price per gallon is $3.02, the cheapest average in four years. AAA says with prices this low, … Continue reading »

Airline Ticket Prices Rise

(CNN) — Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up. The price of jet fuel is down 18 percent since August, but airfares have increased 3 percent this year. They’ve climbed 31 percent since 2009. That’s according to the industry trade group Airlines for America. So if gas is cheaper, … Continue reading »

Families Prep for Thanksgiving

EUGENE, Ore. — With Thanksgiving just a few days away, many people are prepping their refrigerators and solidifying their plans for the holiday. Many shoppers say they head to Grocery Outlet or similar stores, searching for the cheapest prices ahead of the holidays. Staff members at Grocery Outlet say they’ve been out of frozen turkeys … Continue reading »

Frontier Airlines to Leave EUG

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is saying goodbye to yet another flight. Frontier Airlines is getting rid of its direct route to Denver. A few months ago, for entirely different reasons, United dropped an express flight to Portland, and now, after a two-season run, Frontier will exit the Eugene market at the end of … Continue reading »

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