Latest Holiday travel News

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

VIRUS TODAY: Americans travel as Biden addresses nation

Nov. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from health officials that family gatherings could make a bad situation worse. — More people are applying for unemployment benefits as the...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Nov. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EST

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. Those who are flying witnessed a distinctly 2020...

Moderate traffic as the sun sets on Piccadilly, in London, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

UK eases restrictions so families can gather over Christmas

Nov. 24, 2020 2:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British authorities gave the green light Tuesday to holiday reunions, relaxing restrictions on social mixing over Christmas and offering arriving international travelers a way to cut short quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19. The U.K. government and administrations in Scotland,...

Mississippi troopers to begin holiday patrols Wednesday

Nov. 24, 2020 2:08 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol said it will begin the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday travel enforcement period on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday at midnight. State troopers will be used on all state, federal and interstate systems to combat reckless driving, including speeding and...

First lady Melania Trump stands next to the 2020 Official White House Christmas tree as it is presented on the North Portico of the White House, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings

Nov. 24, 2020 11:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All those warnings from public health officials begging Americans to limit gatherings this holiday season amid a surge in coronavirus cases aren't stopping the White House from planning a host of festivities and holiday parties in the midst of a pandemic. Monday's delivery of an...

In this Nov. 18, 2020 photo, a person wearing a face mask crosses Broad Street in Philadelphia. As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pandemic, they are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings, which have been blamed for accelerating the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

Nov. 24, 2020 9:14 AM EST

In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. “No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home,” said Chestnut, 60,...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 24, 2020 8:15 AM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Nov. 24 The Herald-Dispatch on West Virginia residents who are participating in AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trials: COVID-19 and our response to it has dominated everything this year. There is progress in the fight, and some of it is happening here in West...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 24, 2020 8:13 AM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 22 The Times and Democrat on the new leader of the South Carolina Senate Democrats: When Lexington County Sen. Nikki Setzler arrived in the state Senate in January 1977, times were much different than today. Setzler was elected as a Democrat in a county...

RDU predicts 167,000 Thanksgiving flyers, a drop from 2019

Nov. 24, 2020 2:34 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Raleigh-Durham International Airport said that it expects this year's Thanksgiving holiday traffic to be much lower than it was last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The airport said in a news release Monday that it's expecting 167,000 passengers to fly through the airport from...

Travelers leave the AirTrain at JKF International Airport Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in New York. Rising U.S. coronavirus cases, a new round of state lockdowns and public health guidance discouraging trips are dampening enthusiasm for what is usually the biggest travel period of the year. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

Nov. 23, 2020 10:43 PM EST

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. And the crowds are only expected to grow. Next Sunday is likely to be the busiest day of the...