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 »

Ebola Airport Screenings to Begin

(CNN) — Airports are taking the threat of Ebola very seriously, even though some people are not. Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic broke out their cell phones, as four people in Hazmat suits removed another passenger. They say his joke about having Ebola didn’t go over so well. … Continue reading »

FAA Administrator Urges Security Review

(CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration is launching an internal review following an air traffic control center fire that disrupted travel across the country. USA Today reports the FAA and union representatives will go over safety and security protocols at agency facilities as part of the 30-day review. Hundreds of flights have been canceled since … Continue reading »

Golden Gate Ferry Workers Strike

LARKSPUR, Calif. — Some 9,000 travelers and Giants fans had a tough commute Friday in northern California, all thanks to a ferry strike. Golden Gate Ferry workers picked up signs and joined the picket line Friday morning after failed contract negotiations. They’re being offered a 3-percent raise over three years, but they’d have to contribute … Continue reading »

Older posts «