Travel

ALDOT Provides Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Week Travel

For the safety of travelers and road construction and maintenance workers, the Alabama Department of Transportation will have no temporary lane closures on interstates during the Thanksgiving holiday from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 29. Alabama Rest Areas and Welcome Centers are open to the public. ALDOT asks travelers to practice social distancing and follow…

Driving or Flying, Ways to Travel Safe this Holiday Season

The holiday season has always been one of the busiest times of the year to travel. This year, because of the pandemic, ensuring your safety is critical whether flying or driving. If you are choosing to fly, Montgomery Regional Airport officials encourage travelers to plan ahead, pack accordingly, and wear masks. MGM Executive Director, Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. says lines…

TSA Precheck Enrollment Center Opens at Montgomery Regional Airport

The Montgomery Regional Airport is hoping to ease your holiday travel stress and give you a way to get through the lines quickly. This week the airport is offering a TSA Pre-check Enrollment Center.  Usually travelers would have to sign up online or at other airports across the country.  More than 200 airports participate in TSA Pre-check across the country….

Airbnb Seeing Growth in Business Travel

Business travelers are increasingly booking stays through Airbnb and other home-sharing sites. Airbnb said Monday that nearly 700,000 companies have signed up and booked rooms through its business travel portal, almost triple the number since last year. Airbnb says 15 percent of its travel nights booked are for business travelers. That compares with 20 percent for Booking.com, which includes homes…

Delta Air Lines Says It Was Hit By Cyberattack

Delta Air Lines says customers’ payment information may have been breached in a cyberattack last fall. The airline said Wednesday the incident involved (24)7.ai, a chat-services provider used by Delta and other companies. Delta says only “a small subset” of customers were affected, with payment information exposed from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12. It says no other personal details about…

Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Impassable Advisory Lifted

Montgomery, AL- Effective at 2 pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018, conditions have improved and the previous IMPASSABLE TRAVEL ADVISORY for Montgomery County roads and bridges has been lifted. Because county officials cannot guarantee the conditions everywhere, drivers are reminded to use caution while traveling. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: montgomery, roads, safe, snow, Travel

Montgomery: One of 52 Places To Visit in The Entire World

The New York Times says so.

It’s one of a half dozen U.S. locations in the Unites States that are among 52 worldwide that The N.Y. Times says people should visit in 2018. Other locations include Cambodia, Iceland and Prague. Why Montgomery? Here’s the copy from the article, which focuses on the lynching memorial that is under construction downtown by The Equal Justice Initiative. The Times describes the…

Airlines Bump Fewer Passengers Off Oversold Flights

Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged from his seat earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that airlines bumped 2,745 passengers between July and September. That’s about one in every 67,000 passengers, and it’s the lowest rate since the department started keeping…

TripAdvisor says Reviews Reporting Rape Not Censored

TripAdvisor is defending its policies on reviews that contain allegations of rape or other crimes, following a published report that quoted several users who said such postings were deleted. Several people told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they were sexually assaulted at Mexican hotels and resorts but the online reviews that mentioned the crimes were taken down. The Massachusetts company said…

U.S. Regulators Aim to Keep The Ban On In-flight Phone Calls

Federal regulators aim to maintain the ban on in-flight cellular calls. The Federal Communications Commission is looking to kill an effort it started in 2013 to give airlines the option of installing on-board cellular equipment for calls and other services. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appears to have enough votes to axe that plan, which he considers “ill-conceived.” Pei says keeping…