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Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 23, 2022 18:53 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 22, 2022 16:46 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

The busiest days to fly during the winter holidays

Nov. 16, 2022 09:49 AM EST

Most weeks of the year, Fridays are the busiest days to fly, and Tuesdays are the least busy. But during the holidays, that trend doesn’t necessarily hold true. In most years, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is actually the busiest travel day for U.S. airports, according to the...

Frontier, 5 other airlines to refund more than $600 million

Nov. 14, 2022 19:30 PM EST

Frontier Airlines and five foreign carriers have agreed to refund more than $600 million combined to travelers whose trips were canceled or significantly delayed since the start of the pandemic, federal officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it also fined...

Flying home for the holidays will cost you more this year

Nov. 14, 2022 00:04 AM EST

People still looking to book trips home to visit family or take a vacation during the holidays need to act fast and prepare for sticker shock. Airline executives say that based on bookings, they expect huge demand for flights over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Travel...

Greece: New York flight recalled over scare, nothing found

Nov. 11, 2022 02:41 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities ordered an Emirates flight to a New York City-area airport to return to Athens International Airport and grounded a second airliner over security concerns Thursday, but police said nothing suspicious was found after the planes and passengers were checked. Public...

Inflation strikes disrupt trains, flights in Greece, Belgium

Nov. 09, 2022 11:13 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Workers walked off the job in Greece and Belgium on Wednesday during nationwide strikes against increasing consumer prices, disrupting transportation, forcing flight cancellations and shutting down public services in the latest European protests over the rising cost of...

General strike to disrupt services across Greece Wednesday

Nov. 08, 2022 17:11 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike called by Greece's private and public sector unions was set to shut down most services around the country Wednesday. Late Tuesday, aviation authorities announced that air traffic controllers and civil aviation workers would not...

Kenya Airways pilots strike over benefits, stopping flights

Nov. 07, 2022 13:12 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pilots working for Kenya’s national airline have been on strike for three days over a demand to honor a retirement savings plan, and it is estimated to be costing millions of dollars in losses daily. Kenya Airways said it canceled 56 flights over the...