Travelers hoping to ring in the new year twice are left disappointed by United Airlines delay

Holiday revelers set to see midnight in Guam and then again in Hawaii were delayed by six hours, missing their second celebration by 34 minutes. https://buy.tinypass.com/checkout/template/cacheableShow?aid=FV0czWAOfe&templateId=OTCVVMBM6RUW&templateVariantId=OTVBQFL5FK4JU&offerId=fakeOfferId&experienceId=EXKQDKQWFNAM&iframeId=offer_5a5eced7d2e19ed74be6-0&displayMode=inline&pianoIdUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fid.tinypass.com%2Fid%2F&widget=template&url=https%3A%2F%2Fchicago.suntimes.com A six-hour flight delay ruined some United Airlines passengers’ chances to celebrate the start of 2024 twice. The Chicago-based company was promoting a “time travel” flight scheduled to depart Guam at…

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Airlines are managing the holiday travel rush, with a hiccup from Southwest

From Dec. 21 through Christmas Day, U.S. airlines canceled a total of 861 flights, or 0.8% of their schedule, according to FlightAware. Photo Credit: mdbildes/Shutterstock Buoyed by mostly benign weather, U.S. airline operations have seen relatively few disruptions so far this holiday season.  Southwest Airlines had the most difficulties among large U.S. airlines over the Christmas weekend,…

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These are the germiest places on a plane. Here’s how to protect yourself while traveling for the holidays.

Traveling for the holidays? On a plane, use hand sanitizer rather than focusing on wiping down surfaces around you, an expert suggests. (Getty Images) If you’re traveling to see family and friends this time of year, chances are you’re one of the 7.5 million people who will be hopping on a plane, according to estimates by AAA….

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urvey reveals: Today’s travelers look for affordable luxury

STATISTICS & TRENDS So-called affordable luxury is what best defines the current demand for global travel. ASAP Tickets has released the findings of its recent consumer travel habits survey, revealing the most popular in-flight amenities and main factors that influence travelers’ flight preferences.Despite the overall increase in travel costs, 93% of air passengers surveyed across the…

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Exclusive: Travel South USA International Showcase 2023 feeds the soul in Memphis

The annual Travel South USA International Showcase has wrapped, highlighting suppliers and partners from 12 US South states from 3-7 December 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. Karryon was one of the select global travel trade media on the ground to capture the unique soul of the highly anticipated annual event. Cassie Tannenberg The Australian and New Zealand delegation…

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Yellowstone National Park announces winter season details and travel guidelines

CASPER, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park’s winter season starts on Friday, Dec. 15, ushering in a unique period of exploration and adventure for visitors. From mid-December until mid-March, most of the park’s roads will be accessible via commercially guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches, and through the non-commercially guided snowmobile access program. However, the current limited snowfall…

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Southwest Air Lifts Revenue Guidance on Holiday Travel Strength

Gift this article Have a confidential tip for our reporters? Get in TouchBefore it’s here, it’s on the Bloomberg Terminal LEARN MORE Southwest Airlines Co. raised its outlook for fourth-quarter revenue, buoyed by higher travel demand and ticket prices than it had expected over the year-end holidays. Revenue for each seat flown a mile will decline no more than 10%…

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