Holiday Travel

Health Officials Recommend Steps for Healthy Holiday Travel

If you are planning to travel for the holiday season, might as well do it safely right? The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking Alabamians to either get tested or self-monitor yourself for any possible symptoms. These are the best ways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, officials say. The ADPH recommend the ‘GuideSafe’ app to help monitor…

Troopers to Have Elevated Presence During Holiday Travel

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – State troopers will have have an elevated presence on state roadways during the holiday travel period. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says all available state troopers will be assigned to patrol Alabama roadways. The extended holiday travel period will be from 12:01 a.m. Dec. 20 to midnight Jan. 1. For the safety of motorists and work…

Thanksgiving Travel Rush Likely to Shatter Records

Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers between Nov. 22 and Dec. 2, a 4% increase over last year. The busiest days figure to be the…

Thanksgiving Week Brings Increasing Holiday Traffic, Decreasing Gas Prices

With increasing holiday traffic and decreasing gas prices, police are urging drivers to be cautious while traveling the roads. Gas prices across Alabama are averaging $2.35 per gallon. With families going to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, police departments have a busy week ahead. “Well, we will have additional units out patrolling 231 and patrolling the city of Troy,” Captain…

TSA Expects Record Crowds as July 4 Holiday Period Starts

If you’re traveling this weekend, leave extra time for getting through the airport security line. The TSA projected that Friday would be its busiest day ever, with agents screening more than 2.7 million people. A spokesman cautions, however, that the number could fall short of the record if, for example, a thunderstorm shuts down a major airport for several hours….

Don’t Let Car Trouble Ruin Your Holiday Travel

Automotive technicians offer advice to make sure your car is road trip ready

1/1IMG_0280 Show Caption Hide Caption A record 107 million Americans will travel for the holidays — the majority of them by car. Automotive technicians at Greenville’s McKinley Tire are seeing their fair share of customers. “The last thing you want to do when traveling to see family is have a problem,” said Brian Cater, Manager at McKinley Tire. Same is true…

American Says It Has Found Pilots For Most Christmas Flights

American Airlines says only a few hundred of its late December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane. An airline spokesman said Thursday that pilots were picking up extra flights and the airline had more on-call pilots in December than during other months. The pilots’ union had said that more than 15,000 flights lacked a captain, co-pilot or…

Stable Gas Prices Expected to Boost Memorial Day Road Trips

Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend. The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the same holiday last year. The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular on Friday was $2.37. That’s…