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 »

Post-Christmas Travel Steady at Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Airport traffic died down a little, but passenger flow is still steady in Eugene as travelers go to and from Christmas destinations. The Eugene Airport was about as busy Wednesday as it was Christmas Eve, and luckily only a few delays flashed on the screens, keeping commuters in good spirits. Many were … Continue reading »

Holiday Travelers Welcomed at Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — On Christmas Eve at the airport, the depart is the easy part.  The hard part is all the possible scenarios between take-off and landing that could threaten happy holiday arrivals. “In San Francisco, his flight got cancelled so he had to spend the night,” said one traveler’s mom. “We actually flew to … Continue reading »

Last-Minute Travelers Line Up for Fuel

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Folks hitting the road on Saturday were definitely not alone. About 26.7% of the U.S. population was right along side them this holiday season. Gas stations in town were filled with drivers fueling up to get to their desired destinations. As to why they waited and how it was going, the responses … Continue reading »

Highway 126 Opens, Easing Travel Plans

WALTON, Ore. — ODOT crews were able to clear Highway 126 on both sides for this Saturday travel day, but signs indicate that drivers should still be careful as this is an active slide area.” It took crews all night, but right around 11 p-m on Friday, ODOT had cleared the landslide debris off the … Continue reading »

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