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    AAA predicts more than 53million Americans are going to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, a rise in 13 percent from last year, bringing travel volume to almost pre-pandemic levels.  The total travel volume is forecasted to just be 5 percent below the 2019 figure and air travel is expected to increase by 80 percent compared to 2020, bringing it to just 9 percent below 2019. This year, the Thanksgiving holiday period starts Wednesday, November 24 and lasts until Sunday, November 28.  However, with recent operational blunders at Southwest and American Airlines, plus TSA staffing issues and a dramatic price increase in airfare deals , many air travelers will be wary that things could get chaotic. About 4.2 million Americans are expected to fly this year to visit their loved ones.  'The re-opening of the U.S. borders to international travelers means airports will be even busier than we've recently seen, so travelers must plan for longer lines and extra time for TSA checks,' said Debbie Haas, Vice President of Travel for AAA – The Auto Club Group.  'With flight delays and cancellations...
    (CNN)With the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine expected to be given full approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in the coming days, health experts say the decision may drive more Americans toward receiving Covid-19 vaccines. "This FDA approval cannot come a moment too soon," said Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and associate dean at the School of Public Health at Brown University. "I can't overstate how important this is on multiple fronts."Because the vaccine has been distributed so far under emergency use authorization, a granting of full approval will help allay concerns with those who are vaccine hesitant, Ranney told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield Saturday. Louisiana sees astronomical number of new Covid-19 cases, governor says"With this full approval in hand, we're going to have a chance to message again about the safety and effectiveness of this vaccine. We can help to fill the airwaves and the newspapers and social media with messages about what a difference this vaccine makes in terms of preventing hospitalization and death, even in the face of the Delta variant," Ranney said.Vaccination rates are on the...
    US air travel has exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time and at least 44 million are expected to hit the roads this weekend as the nation celebrates a return to normality over July 4 weekend.  Almost 2.15 million people passed through US airport screening checkpoints Thursday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.  This dwarfs the 58,330 recorded on the same day in 2019 and marks the second highest figure on record since COVID-19 started ravaging America, after a record 2.17 million flew four days earlier.  While Americans celebrate Independence Day and the nation's increasing independence from the virus and COVID-19 restrictions with cookouts, fireworks, concerts and beach outings, the US is now witnessing a rise in cases of the Delta variant. More than 30 percent of adults are still not vaccinated and officials are concerned about large numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans mixing, with Joe Biden warning that 'lives will be lost' because of people who didn't get the shot. NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL, NEW JERSEY: Travellers wait in line for the immigration process Friday as they jet off for July 4...
    Airline travel in the US hit its highest levels since the pandemic began over Memorial Day weekend with nearly 2 million people screened at airport security on Monday.  Data from the Transportation Security Administration recorded more than 1.9 million people passing through security checkpoints at American airports on Memorial Day - more than 400 percent more than last year, when just 353,261 people traveled through American airports on the federal holiday. Data from the Transportation Security Administration recorded more than 1.9 million people passing through security checkpoints at American airports on Monday Travelers line up at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday to kick off Memorial Day Weekend, which saw a huge increase in travelers compared to 2020 Travelers check in for their flights at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday for the first holiday weekend since coronavirus pandemic restrictions have been relaxed The weekend saw impressive travel increases as COVID infections and deaths continue to plummet. With 1,959,593 recorded travelers, last Friday was the busiest travel day at airports since the start of the pandemic last year. On...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This Memorial Day Weekend, millions are traveling in numbers the country hasn’t seen in a long time. AAA is predicting 37 million will travel at least 50 miles from home, up 60% from last year. That includes as many as 450,000 in the Philadelphia area. READ MORE: Police: Shelter In Place In Deptford Township Lifted With No Threat To Public AAA says this is a promising sign of what’s to come this summer. “A lot of pent-up demand, people locked up at home for more than a year,” Robert Sinclair with AAA said. “We’re seeing that people really want to get out and travel, the so-called ‘revenge travel,’ where people were saving a lot of money because they weren’t traveling to work last year. And so they’re going to places, staying longer, doing things, and spending more money.” Much of the travel surge is in the air, where federal agencies are citing a serious increase in fights on planes. READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Leaders Outline Plan To Combat Deadly Uptick In Violence As Unofficial Start Of Summer...
    New York : Jared Isaacman seeks three members to be part of the flight crew of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule Photo: PATRICK T. FALLON / . / . Can you imagine what it would be like to touch the stars? This dream could come true this year and take you to know the space in one of the ships of Spacex. Earlier this week the company of Elon musk, Spacexannounced the first civilian mission to be led by Jared isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, an integrated payment processing and technology solutions company seeking to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Isaacman is donating the mission seats for three people to ride with him as part of the crew who will be selected to represent the mission based on the values ​​of leadership, hope, generosity and prosperity. One seat will be filled by an ambassador from St. Jude Hospital and another seat will be for a person who will be able to participate for the opportunity to join the flight into space supporting...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There was a steady stream of holiday travelers at O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport this weekend, but it’s definitely not the normal size of crowds for this time of year. AAA predicts holiday air travel will be down almost 60%, or 4.5 million people who will not be flying. In total, AAA is saying around 34 million people will stay home this year. Also From CBS Chicago: ‘You Have the Wrong Place:’ Body Camera Video Shows Moments Police Handcuff Innocent, Naked Woman During Wrong Raid 3 High-Ranking Fire Department Officials Ask For Demotion, Including One Who Sources Say Was Twice Denied Boarding On A Plane Because He Was Drunk Families Say Their Holiday Packages Are Lost In Limbo And USPS Told Them They Can’t Help Now
    Hospitals await the post-Thanksgiving surge — and the Christmas one is just around the corner. “After an event, we would expect to see an increase in new cases in one to two weeks, an increase in hospitalizations from two to three weeks, and an increase in bad outcomes from four to six weeks,” Dr. Thomas Russo, the chief of infectious diseases at the University at Buffalo, told WGRZ 2 Television News over the weekend. The U.S. set a record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations this month with 100,100 patients, and the number of people with the virus in intensive-care units surpassing 20,000. In South Dakota, for instance, Dr. David Basel, vice president for clinical quality with Avera Medical Group, one of the state’s largest hospital systems, said ICU wards were running at or above capacity. “ ‘We would expect to see an increase in new cases in one to two weeks, an increase in hospitalizations from two to three weeks, and an increase in bad outcomes from four to six weeks.’ ” — Dr. Thomas Russo, the chief of...
    How will you be spending Thanksgiving? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly said that “the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people in your household.” Potential alternatives include a virtual Thanksgiving meal with friends or loved ones and contact-free delivery of safely prepared traditional dishes to family and neighbors, the CDC added. Despite these recommendations, AAA, formerly known as the American Automobile Association, estimates that 50 million people will travel over the “Thanksgiving holiday travel period,” a five-day stretch from Wednesday Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 29, down from 55 million last year; 95% will travel by car. AAA used economic forecasting and research from insights firm IHS Markit. AAA anticipates Thanksgiving air travel to fall by nearly half this year to 2.4 million from 4.58 million last year, making the biggest annual air-travel decrease on record. “AAA reminds air travelers that in-flight amenities, including food and beverage services, may not be available. Also, as a precaution, wipe down your seat, armrest, belt buckle and tray table using disinfecting wipes.” ...
    An estimated 50 million Americans are planning to defy COVID-19 warnings and travel to join friends and family this year, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The figure is 10 per cent down from last year, and shows the largest drop since 2008, the height of the global financial crisis. AAA published the predictions in a Thursday report, using economic forecasting and research from IHS Markit to make the calculations. The findings defined this year's Thanksgiving holiday travel period as the five-day stretch from Wednesday November 25 to Sunday November 29. Thanksgiving travel will be down 10% from 2019 (pictured is New York's Penn station last year) Traffic jams on Thanksgiving Eve, 2019: the majority will travel by car this year too They said their calculations were to be taken with some caution, as the actual figure will vary depending on the course of the worsening pandemic. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tells city to stay at home for... Biden's COVID chief says the US should go...
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