Latest Holiday travel News

The best travel plan this holiday season: A backup plan

Oct. 20, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

It’s not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers. Among the 2021 travel fiascos: — Spirit Airlines underwent an operational meltdown, with 2,800 flights canceled...

American Airlines expects to post 3Q profit on federal aid

Oct. 12, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines expects to ramp up for the holidays and operate a busier schedule than it flew during the peak summer vacation season. The airline said Tuesday that it will operate more than 6,100 flights on the busiest days around the...

Less travel, more moviegoing over China National Day break

Oct. 08, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China saw a major dip in travel over the past week’s National Day vacation. People staying home appeared to have chosen the cinema instead, with a patriotic Korean War film taking in more than 3.45 billion yuan ($535 million) at the box office. The...

UK eases travel restrictions further by slashing 'red list'

Oct. 07, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Thursday that it is to relax travel rules further next week, a move that will open up many long-distance holiday destinations to travelers for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year and half ago. As...

The Latest: Australian cities move closer to ending lockdown

Sep. 23, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably rise. In New South...

Airlines say rise in COVID-19 cases is hurting ticket sales

Sep. 09, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Several leading U.S. airlines warned Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is hurting their bookings and further delaying the travel industry's recovery. The summer got off to a strong start, with many planes full of vacationers...

Biden directs federal aid to NY, NJ after deadly flooding

Sep. 06, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At least...

Vaccination proof required at Olympic Peninsula restaurants

Sep. 03, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — People who want to enter restaurants and bars on the north Olympic Peninsula in Jefferson and Clallam counties must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 starting Saturday. The proof-of-vaccination requirement was announced...

Maine Turnpike expects busy holiday weekend in Maine

Sep. 03, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Turnpike Authority projects that traffic volume this holiday weekend will return to close to pre-pandemic levels. More than 1 million vehicles are anticipated to travel the Maine Turnpike from Friday through Monday, which is Labor Day....

Orlando airport crowds forecast to exceed pre-pandemic pack

Sep. 02, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Traffic at Florida's busiest airport this holiday weekend is forecast to exceed pre-pandemic crowds. Officials at Orlando International Airport said Wednesday that this Labor Day weekend they are expecting more than 303,000 departures, a 7% increase...