Travel

Don Ames
April 16, 2018 - 8:48 am
New Orleans will put out a pretty fancy welcome mat next year for folks flying into the city. Construction on New Orleans’ new airport terminal is proceeding as planned. The billion dollar project is about 60 percent complete, and on track to open in February of 2019. Airport officials recently...
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Jim Hanzo
March 29, 2018 - 8:30 am
Are you going to be traveling during the Easter holiday? If the answer is yes, your're not alone. Lots of families are getting away. Many have already left for a quick getaway. That's because spring break is this week for many, yet for others they're off next week, according to Jim Pratt with Eagle...
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David Blake
January 23, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Another year, another record at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Total passengers in 2017 finished at 12,009,512, surpassing the previous record total of about 11.1 million in 2016. It was the seventh consecutive year of passenger growth, with a 35 percent increase since 2010. "...
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Chris Miller
January 16, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has several flight cancellations on its board, thanks to the weather. Flights to the northeast and Texas were some of the first to come up canceled, but as the weather snarled traffic at other airports, it started affecting flights out of Amrstrong...
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Chris Miller
January 09, 2018 - 7:54 am
It's a Who Dat playoff road trip -- the Saints are on their way to Minneapolis for the divisional round of the NFC Playoffs. Calling your travel agent? Bob Bourg of Destination Management there's some interest in taking the trip up north: "We've been getting a few calls," Bourg told WWL First News...
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January 04, 2018 - 7:07 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... If you’re flying anywhere today, you better check with your airline, as thousands of flights have already been canceled due to the winter storm socking the Southeast and coastal states. FlightAware.com says more than 3,500 flights have been canceled, including most in...
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Chris Miller
December 20, 2017 - 8:04 am
A record number of people are hitting the road for the holidays. More than a hundred million people are going 50 miles or more for the Christmas - New Year's holidays, according to AAA. "We're anticipating, over all, more than 107 million Americans traveling," said the auto club's Don Redman. "...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, a pair of American Airlines jets are parked on the airport apron at Miami International Airport in Miami. A scheduling glitch has left American scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period. American said Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, it expects to avoid canceling flights by paying overtime and using reserve pilots. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 29, 2017 - 5:26 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A scheduling glitch has left American Airlines scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period. A spokesman for the airline said Wednesday that American expects to avoid canceling flights by paying overtime and using reserve or on-call...
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Chris Miller
August 14, 2017 - 9:12 am
Cruises from New Orleans are going in both directions: out to sea and up the river. The latest ship, which begins cruising from New Orleans today, is the American Duchess, an all-suite river cruise ship with 166 luxury staterooms. Donnell Jackson with the Port of New Orleans says the Duchess will...
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In a June 29, 2017, photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Sanan Jackson, right, helps a passenger navigate the new face recognition kiosks at gate E7 for a United Airlines flight to Tokyo at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (Michael Wyke/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 10:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering the U.S. currently must submit to...
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