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10 months 4 weeks ago

Plan for Thanksgiving NOW!

Labor Day's not even here, but it's already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving travel. Now is the time, according to travel sites Hipmunk.com and FareCompare.com. The early bird will get the cheapest airfare. Book before Labor Day, especially if you want to travel on a peak day: the...

1 year 5 days ago

Summer travel deals peak in August

If you still have a few vacation days left, you'll want to read this. Guess which summer month offers the best travel deals? It's august. The deals are hot in August mainly because the weather is so hot. Those with Orbitz Travel say to look for prices at vacation...

1 year 5 months ago

Icy roads holding up travel

The flakes are flying and with temperatures dropping, it's getting icy in Colorado Springs-- so icy that as of 8:30 PM, police moved to 'cold reporting status'. Translation: if you're in an accident with no drugs, alcohol, or injuries, you have 72 hours to report it to police. A lot...

2 years 7 months ago

Snow hampers flights

Low visibility and airplane deicing are working against airline schedules at the Colorado Springs Airport. The airport is reporting several delays and even a handful of cancelled flights. Assistant Aviation Director John McGinley says all four of the cancelled flights were headed to and coming from Denver. Reports out...

2 years 7 months ago

Post holiday travel stories

Holidays come to a close and many are back at the airport either returning from their trip or departing for home. Here at the Colorado Springs Airport, cabs are line-up ready to take customers where ever they need to go, while other cars are waiting for family members or...

2 years 8 months ago

Last minute holiday air travel tips

Thanksgiving weekend is always the busiest travel time of the year. This year AAA is projecting a 4% increase in the overall number of people traveling over last year and a 2% increase in Thanksgiving airline travel. With that comes a few reminders. First, if you want to bring...

2 years 11 months ago

More studies ordered on forest road plan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has ordered more studies after an appeals officer denied attempts to prevent the White River National Forest from implementing parts of a plan determining what methods of travel are allowed on forest routes. The appeals officer says more studies are...

3 years 1 month ago

Private jet travel down in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Private jet travel through Aspen is dropping, even as it has risen nationally. The Aspen Daily News reports that were about 16,000 private flights in and out of Aspen last year, down from about 19,000 in 2009. Statistics from Pitkin County show that private plane traffic...

3 years 1 month ago

$3.4 billion in baggage fees last year

NEW YORK (AP) - The government says airlines collected $3.4 billion in baggage fees last year, up 24 percent from 2009. Reservation and change fees accounted for an additional $2.3 billion. The add-ons are one of the few bright spots for an industry that is caught between rising fuel costs...

3 years 2 months ago

Chain Law in effect for Monarch Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation states that a chain law is in effect on westbound US 50 over Monarch Pass for all commercial vehicles. Wet and icy roads are making travel over many Colorado passes difficult and dangerous.

3 years 4 months ago

State Dept. urges Americans not to go to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Japan at this time. The Asian nation, a close American ally, was struck by devastating earthquakes, a deadly tsunami and is now threatened by possible radiation leaks from several nuclear reactors damaged in the natural...

3 years 7 months ago

Finding the best holiday travel deals

Before many travelers take off this holiday season, they'll be taking their credit cards to the internet. "Looking for the best deal," says Daniel Finholm. But how far in advance tickets are purchased is different for everyone. "I just wait for those prices to drop, and wait...

3 years 8 months ago

Americans plan to travel more

AAA Colorado today projects the number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers in the Mountain States of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, will increase 10.7 percent from 2009. Approximately 3 million travelers plan to take a trip at least 50 miles away from home. Nationally, 42.2 million Americans...

3 years 10 months ago

Zipper lane would cut I-70 trips in half

Adding an extra, temporary eastbound lane to Interstate 70 would cut travel time from ski resorts to Denver by about half. That's according to the initial results of study commissioned by the Colorado Department of Transportation. It found using a reversible zipper lane on winter Sundays would cut the...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Denver airport expecting big July 4 weekend

Denver International Airport expects 575,000 passengers this Fourth of July weekend, which would be a 33 percent increase from last year. Airport officials say 430,000 passengers flew through DIA last July 4 holiday. The airport is advising travelers to be in the ticketing lobbies at least two hours before their...

4 years 2 months ago

Boeing tests new jet in Colorado Springs

A new plane from Boeing made its debut in Colorado Springs this afternoon. Boeing took a test flight with its new 787 Dreamliner jet Tuesday afternoon at the Colorado Springs airport. The plane alternated landings and touch and go's for a couple of hours. Boeing says the 787 is built...

4 years 2 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 2 months ago

High hopes for Proby Parkway

The City of Colorado Springs hopes a new roadway near Drennan and Academy called the Proby Parkway will mean big things for the city. "It's going to improve access to the airport." Explains Colorado Springs City Councilman Bernie Herpin," And just as important for the neighborhood it's going to take...

4 years 2 months ago

Volcanic ash shuts down European airports

A plume of volcanic ash snaked its way through southern France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany on Sunday, shutting down airports and disrupting flights across Europe. Trans-Atlantic connections were also being diverted around a larger patch of cloud stretching from southern Greenland to the coast of Portugal, adding several hours...

4 years 2 months ago

FAA wants airlines to limit cockpit distractions

The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to create and enforce policies that will limit cockpit distractions. The guidance announced Monday comes after an October 2009 incident in which two Northwest Airlines pilots overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles because they say they were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling...

4 years 2 months ago

Most ash-stranded Europeans to be home by Monday

European airlines and government officials says most tourists stranded by the volcanic ash crisis will be home by Monday. A week of airspace closures caused by ash spewed by Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano prompted the worst breakdown in civil aviation for decades, with about 100,000 flights canceled. British authorities said about...

4 years 3 months ago

Hollywood vs. The Volcano: Ash disrupts celebs

The volcanic cloud hovering over Europe that has left thousands of air travelers stranded is also affecting celebrities, filmmakers, musicians and even pro-wrestlers. Cancellations and postponements are popping up across the entertainment landscape this weekend as scientists warned that volcanic activity showed no sign of abating. Organizers of the Coachella...

4 years 3 months ago

Senator fights airline carry-on bag fee

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he's trying to get the federal government to prohibit airlines from charging a fee for carry-on baggage, calling it a "jacked-up" cost shift. The Democrat said Sunday he's made a personal plea to the Treasury Department to rule carry-on bags are a...

4 years 3 months ago

Monarch Mountain on pace for record season

Monarch Mountain expects to end its ski season Sunday with a record for skier visits. Spokesman Eric Ramsey said Friday that the resort should finish with around 183,000 skier visits, which would top the high of 176,000 from two seasons ago. Eldora Mountain Resort also ends the season Sunday and...

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