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 »

Atlanta Home to World’s Busiest Airport

(CNN) — Atlanta is still home to the busiest passenger airport in the world, according to the latest traffic report from Airports Council International. It says 94.4 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2013. That is down more than 1 percent from the year before. Beijing Capital International Airport ranked second with … Continue reading »

Team in Eugene During Hurricane Warning

EUGENE, Ore. — People in Hawaii are bracing for a hurricane. It’s is expected to make landfall Thursday night. While many people around the country are worried about travel plans, a Hawaiian baseball team, visiting Eugene, has their heads in the game. The team is competing in the Northwest Regional Tournament at North Eugene’s Swede … Continue reading »

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

(CNN) — Ebola, malaria, polio, chikingunya—all of these illnesses are now affecting countries overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns if you’re planning to travel abroad, the best thing to do is to check their website on health conditions of areas you will be visiting. To stay healthy, the CDC cautions that anytime … Continue reading »

Oregon Ranks #1 For Summer Road Trips

Oregon is ranked the best state for summer road trips. The social media network WalletHub looked at 21 different categories to find out which states offer the most enjoyment and the least damage to your wallet. Oregon came in first for its driving laws, third for its scenic byways and seventh for its number of … Continue reading »

United Drops Express Flight to PDX

EUGENE, Ore. — Bad news for frequent flyers in western Oregon. After September 1, you won’t be able to fly directly from Eugene to Portland on the United Express flight. The Eugene airports say that even though this particular flight will stop, there will still be other options to choose from. But passengers we spoke … Continue reading »

Feds Require More Transparency in Fees

(CNN) — The Department of Transportation is proposing new rules to require airlines disclose fees for checked bags, advanced seat assignments and other basic services. Consumers would have to be told of those fees as they are comparing fares. The rules would apply to both airlines and ticket agents, including search sites such as Kayak … Continue reading »

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 »

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