Biking Brings Big Business to Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Biking isn’t just for fun anymore. It’s actually big business for Oregon. A survey from Travel Oregon says recreational bike travel accounts for $400 million of Oregon’s annual $9 billion tourism industry. Residents told KEZI 9 News they think a lot of people choose Oregon for their bike rides because of its … Continue reading »

Travelers Notice Increased Security

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners flying back home across the country are experiencing a lot more airport security. Travelers who landed in Eugene Tuesday told KEZI 9 News that security in some airports was more attentive than usual. They say TSA agents seemed like they were on edge and there were long delays getting through security. … Continue reading »

Allegiant Stops Hawaii Flights to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene travelers will soon say aloha to non-stop flights from Eugene to Honolulu. That’s aloha as in goodbye. Allegiant Airlines is already cutting that service from Eugene. Allegiant airlines announced in November that it would be adding the non-stop flights from Eugene to Hawaii, but just a few months later they’re stopping … Continue reading »

Allegiant to Halt Eugene-Hawaii Flights

EUGENE, Ore. — Allegiant Air announced Thursday that it will halt flights between Eugene and Honolulu. The airline’s service to Hawaii was just announced in November; but starting Aug. 14, Allegiant will no longer offer flights to Honolulu from Eugene and a handful of other cities. According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Newspaper, an Allegiant spokesperson … Continue reading »

Airport Busy with Spring Break Travelers

EUGENE, Ore. — This Friday was the last day of class before spring break for many local schools, but some people got a head start on traveling out of the Eugene Airport. It was also one of the busiest days of the year at the airport. And due to new flights offered at the airport, … Continue reading »

TSA Changes Weapon Policy

EUGENE, Ore. — The TSA announced starting next month it will allow previously banned small knives, baseball bats and even golf clubs aboard flights. The policy change is aimed at allowing the TSA to focus on larger safety threats. “No, I am not particularly scared of knives being allowed. I think the vast majority of … Continue reading »

Oil Line Leak Sparked Cruise Ship Fire

(CNN) — A leak in a fuel-oil return line reportedly caused the fire that crippled a Carnival cruise ship. The U.S. Coast Guard released its preliminary findings Monday on the Carnival Triumph. Investigators say the fuel line was spilling oil onto a hot surface, which caused the flames. More than 4,000 passengers and crew members … Continue reading »

Locals React to Stranded Cruise Ship

EUGENE, Ore. — Passengers aboard the Carnival ship Triumph had to deal with such deplorable conditions, some said they will never cruise again. Thousands of passengers of the stranded cruise ship are now back home or headed there soon. While Carnival has issued several apologies, the whole fiasco has already left a sour taste in … Continue reading »

Passengers Up 3.7% at Eugene Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Between bowl games and business travel the Eugene Airport reports a record number of passengers traveled through the airport in 2012. Since 2011, the number of passengers increased by about 3.7 percent. Airport managers say in the past five years significant gains have been because of bumps in leisure travel and more … Continue reading »

Five Travel Trends for 2013

(CNN) — As the holiday season wraps up, many are thinking about travel for 2013. USA Today is reporting the top five trends to look out for this year. Number one: Expect to pay more for your plane tickets. Or at the very best, don’t plan on getting any great deals. Number two: You’re going … Continue reading »

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