The final days of summer are here and you won’t be lonely if you’re traveling through Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) airport for the Labor Day holiday. About 10 percent more travelers will be at the gates over the holiday compared to last year. That’s still 10 percent less than pre-pandemic levels, but travelers won’t notice the difference – it will be busy! With that in mind, SEA Airport is encouraging travelers to think ahead, arrive early, be prepared for congestion, and find ways to make your trip easier with advanced planning or Be a Hero at the Airport!
Parking will continue to be a challenge as more travelers have been using their own vehicles, although our new automated parking guidance system now has four of the eight floors completed! Alternate ways to get to SEA are encouraged such as using rideshares, Link Light Rail, and public transit. Please factor in more
If you have a social media account and live in Australia, the chances are you spent this winter in one of three ways: on the slopes; on holidays somewhere in the northern hemisphere; or on your phone, inundated with envy-inducing images from those enjoying the former options.
Once upon a time, being a member of group three would have been torturous to me: friends sunbathing in Greece, influencers posting reels from the ski lifts, colleagues roaming around the south of France. But after two years of being unable to travel, my post-pandemic burnout meant that even contemplating a big holiday (read: parenting my children in a more exotic location) filled me with dread.
Instead, I holidayed from home, which basically meant sending my kids to school, taking time off work and doing absolutely whatever I felt like. I took baths, I went on walks, I experimented in the kitchen
Princess Beatrice proves she’s the most down-to-earth royal as she returns from low-key family holiday in Spain
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Royal fans will know that some of the Princess’ favorite destinations include the likes of Ibiza, Italy and St. Barts where she has unwound from the comfort of a private yacht. In 2016, the 34-year-old boarded Roman Abramovich’s £1.5billion super-yacht Eclipse in Ibiza alongside other A-list guests including the likes of Oprah Winfrey and her best friend Gayle King. This year, however, the doting mother was spotted on a much humbler trip…
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“Lots of people want to do the same thing at the same time this summer,” says Stan Caldwell, who teaches transportation and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University.
If you’ve already been on vacation, you know he’s right. If you haven’t, there’s still time to plan your travel defensively.
So how do you avoid the mass of humanity at the peak of the busiest summer travel season in a generation? Let’s start with the obvious pro tip for finding a little space on vacation: Go where there are no crowds.
“Schedule travel outside of rush hour,” says Caldwell. “Visit attractions during unpopular times.”
What does that mean for summer travelers?
“Beaches are the most popular destination type in the summer,” says Alison Kwong, a spokesperson for the vacation rental site Vrbo. “Demand for beach vacation homes in the Northeast and the Southeast is high, so an unexpected alternative can be
DENVER (KDVR) — Denver International Airport is the third-busiest airport in the world, with the holiday season being the most active time of year. Travel experts tell FOX31, the price of gas is decreasing which impacts jet fuel, but an increase in travelers who may have postponed trips during the pandemic could drive up fares.
One passenger tells FOX31, summer travel has been busy causing long lines.
“We almost missed the flight,” he said.
AAA of Colorado spokesperson Skyler McKinley tells FOX31, now is the time to book holiday travel because airports will be even busier in the coming months.
“I wouldn’t wait longer than mid-September,” McKinley said.
The upward trend in air travel means strong job numbers. Sixty-nine million passengers traveled through DIA in 2019 just before the pandemic. That number dipped, but revenge travelers, people just happy
My idea of travel preparedness doesn’t always take into account the many mishaps that could potentially occur when venturing away from home. Because of this, I often find myself scrambling to find items locally, all while cursing myself in the process. If this sounds like you, listen up, because we took a peek into the suitcases of doctors to see just what lifesaving items they keep on hand whenever they go on vacation.
This might go without saying, but according to Dr. Sterling N Ransone Jr.president of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a full-time family physician in Deltaville, Virginia, having a really good grasp on your specific medical conditions or allergies and the medications needed to treat them is absolutely essential to vacationing safely. (The American Academy of Family Physicians does not endorse any products or services.)
“It’s important to include a one-to-two-day day supply of medications
Don’t be fooled by temporary drops in airline tickets, an expert told FOX Weather, prices are heading back up and airlines are chopping flights for the fall and holiday. The time to buy holiday air tickets on a budget is the next several weeks.
“After the chaos of the summer, I’m really happy to say that prices are already coming down. Now, normally, they’ve dropped 10 to 15%, [through] the end of August and September anyway. But this year, we’re actually looking at prices already coming down 25% and availability should be really good,” commercial pilot and FlightAware spokesperson, Kathleen Bangs told FOX Weather. “Meaning if you want to buy a ticket in August and September for later this year, there’s plenty of seats open at really good fares.”
Bangs noted that prices have already fallen and historically continue to fall as kids head back to school. This year, most
More than 23 million American households – almost 1 in 5 nationwide – adopted a pet during the pandemic. And now, many of those Americans will try to take their first vacation with a cat, dog, or bird.
Are you ready?
Traveling with pets is one of the most controversial topics I’ve ever covered. From fake emotional support animals to annoying owners, the fur always flies when I write about animals and travel.
But it’s a fair question: What happens when you try to take all those pandemic pets on vacation with you? Should you even bother? And if you do, what should you know?
“Travel with pets has become more difficult after the pandemic,” says Josh Snead, CEO of Rainwalk Pet Insurance.
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There’s a long list of pet travel challenges, including new fees and
Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the most popular times for flights, and travelers who make their plans early have historically been the ones getting the best deals. According to CheapAir’s 2022 Holiday Cheap Flights Report, the extra-early birds will get the worm this year when it comes to holiday flight fares. Fares are currently up more than anticipated, and the upward trend isn’t likely to stop. Travelers are advised to make their holiday airfare purchases as soon as they have plans in place to ensure they get the best price possible.
Holiday Fare Prices
Travelers who flew during the holidays in 2021 were probably pleasantly surprised by the prices they encountered. Due to the pandemic, travel demand was not very high, and fuel prices were lower. However, this year is a whole different story. CheapAir’s report shows that prices are