Airlines Gets Billions from Baggage Fees

(CNN) — All the baggage fees we have to pay when we fly are adding up to big bucks. Airliners raked in a whopping $3.3 billion from these fees alone in 2013. That’s according to new numbers from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The agency reports Delta earned the most money from baggage fees last … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Remodels Terminal Lobby

EUGENE, Ore. — A year of construction at the Eugene Airport is finally complete, and the public got its first look at all the work Wednesday. There are now brand new ticket counters and monitors, and the lobby space has been opened up. Airport officials say the goal of the project was to move the … Continue reading »

Airport Travel Expected to Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — Across the country, record travel is expected during the next two months, and travelers at the Eugene Airport say they’ve noticed the airport is a little busier. The airport is not sure how many people will fly through Eugene during the next month, but a new national report shows airports across the … Continue reading »

Delta Customers Benefit from Glitch

(CNN) — Thousands of fliers got a late Christmas present Thursday: bargain basement prices on Delta flights. We’re talking less than $30 for some long-haul domestic routes. This glitch reportedly appeared on Delta’s website around 10 a.m. Thursday, and customers didn’t waste any time taking advantage of the rock-bottom prices. Some of the deals: A … Continue reading »

Busy Travel Day at Eugene Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday was the last minute mad dash for travelers to get to their holiday destinations. The lines to board at the Eugene Airport weren’t that long, but there were large crowds of people waiting for their friends and family who were delayed coming in from other cities. Grant Jones said he spent … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Causes Flight Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — A winter storm in other parts of the country is having a rippling effect on flights out of the Eugene Airport. With Christmas just around the corner, hundreds of people are traveling through the Eugene Airport Sunday. But while a number of flights out of the airport were delayed or canceled Sunday … Continue reading »

Eugene Red Lion Hotel Closing

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 40 employees will lose their jobs next month when the Red Lion Hotel in Eugene shuts its doors. The hotel announced Tuesday it will no longer house guests after Jan. 31. Representatives from Red Lion Hotels Corporate says they’ve reached an agreement with the property owners who want to re-develop … Continue reading »

TSA Investigates Changing Liquid Rules

(CNN) — A liquid bomb was the devious weapon of choice in the chilling 2006 plan to blow up as many as 10 U.S.-bound flights from the United Kingdom. The 2006 plot was foiled. But since then, for the past seven years flyers have been restricted to no more than 3.4 ounces of liquids allowed … Continue reading »

New Bus Offers Affordable Portland Fares

EUGENE, Ore. — A new bus service is offering affordable fares to Portland, starting on Thursday. BoltBus will take several round trips from Eugene to Portland Thursday through Monday, making one stop in Albany. During the two-hour ride, passengers can enjoy leather seats and the extra leg room that the bus has to offer. The … Continue reading »

Bolt Bus Expands Routes

EUGENE, Ore. — A new way to get out of town for the weekend is starting Thursday. The Bolt Bus already provides service between Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and other cities. But a new stop at Fifth Street Public Market in Eugene allows roundtrips to Portland from Thursday to Monday. The Bolt Bus will operate from … Continue reading »

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