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    EAST ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- It's the post-Thanksgiving rush to get back home - Sunday is typically one of the busiest travel days of the holiday stretch.At LaGuardia Airport, Eyewitness News found a mixed bag.James McCall had just about had it as he went to board his flight in Terminal A."Traveled about 12 hours on Tuesday and traveling from 7 a.m. to landing in Denver at midnight," he said.However, it was nothing compared to this day in 2019 when TSA agents across the country screened a record 2.9 million passengers. That was before COVID forced authorities to ground flights at airports all over the world.MORE NEWS | Fauci says omicron variant will 'inevitably' arrive in USEMBED More News Videos While the new omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has not yet been detected in the United States, it will "inevitably" arrive, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. ----------* More Queens news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sunday was expected to be the busiest day of the Thanksgiving travel season at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. The TSA estimated that more than 20 million would pass through screening points over the holiday season, with 10 percent of those travelers passing through LAX. As of Saturday night, TSA nationwide had screened 18.4 million travelers. READ MORE: Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Response From SWAT, Beverly Hills PoliceIn the ten days since the Thanksgiving travel period began, TSA has screened 2.2 million travelers on four different occasions with the largest number of travelers hitting the airports on Wednesday, marking a new pandemic record of more than 2.3 million people. READ MORE: Historic Season Ends In Heartbreak For California School For The Deaf - Riverside“It wasn’t too bad. It wasn’t too bad. It was more busy than earlier times in COVID, but it wasn’t miserable. It was nice to be back traveling again,” said one traveler. “It was great. It was great seeing family after such a long time after COVID,” said another traveler. “It’s...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Just hours shy of a pandemic travel record potentially being set, some travelers are choosing to avoid the big crowds and long wait times that are expected on Sunday.The video featured is from a previous report.According to TSA officials, Sunday is predicted to be one of the busiest travel days of the year as people return from their holiday trips.RELATED: Best time to buy holiday flights is before Halloween, analysts say as gas prices, demand skyrocket"We were lucky to get really early flights, where it looked like most people were trying to stay in bed, so we had no problems at all going through, but the plane was packed," said Mickey Shy, who is flying back from California"It was definitely a conscious decision, not only to avoid the traffic but also the price," added Joseph Petrullo, who is flying back from New Jersey. "For sure, was a big factor."In fact, TSA checkpoints nationwide screening 1.7 million travelers Friday alone, as authorities expect to see about 20 million people total take to the sky this holiday period.RELATED: Travel...
    Climate activists from the group “Extinction Rebellion” blocked Amazon warehouses all around Europe on Friday. The activists are putting pressure on Amazon, demanding that they improve working conditions and end business practices that damage the environment, The Associated Press reported. The activists targeted 13 Amazon fulfillment centers in the U.K., with the goal of disrupting 50% of the companies delivery on Black Friday, Amazon’s busiest day of the year, the outlet reported. NEW: Thousands of Amazon workers and activists in 20 countries will strike and protest on Black Friday in a coordinated effort to #MakeAmazonPay. The list of actions is enormous. I wrote about it here: https://t.co/LCwhw3Yu7K — Lauren Kaori Gurley (@LaurenKGurley) November 18, 2021 “The action is intended to draw attention to Amazon’s exploitative and environmentally destructive business practices, disregard for workers’ rights in the name of company profits, as well as the wastefulness of Black Friday,” the group said, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Bill Taking Aim At Amazon Warehouse Production Quotas Passes California Senate) Activist groups in the U.S. and around the world have organized protests Friday against...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — MSP Airport says the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the holiday week. The airport is expecting more than 33,000 people to pass through security checkpoints on Wednesday. READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Dry Roads For Thanksgiving TravelThe Sunday after the holiday is typically the second busiest day. Crowds at the airport are expected to double compared to last year. Air travel across the board is up 80% since then. (credit: CBS) A couple from St. Paul traveling to see family in Boston got to the airport early, expecting long wait times. READ MORE: COVID, Gas Prices Causing More Minnesotans To Stay Home For Thanksgiving“I’m hoping that the staffing levels at the airline are adequate because I came to drop off someone a couple of days ago and the lines you know were all the way out,” Shalini Raghavan said. “So I’m hoping we’re beating that rush, we’re catching the morning flight. But sort of excited to get back on travel again.” Jared Johnson and his family, from Blaine, are traveling with kids...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wednesday is expected to be the busiest day on the roads, as people head out to spend Thanksgiving with families.But getting to your destination isn't going to be cheap.RELATED: Not sure how to hang Christmas lights? Chicago company takes stress out of decoratingOver 48 million people are expected to drive to their destination.Even with high gas prices, people are figuring out a way to fill up and go.But help is on the way, as President Joe Biden announced the release of 50 million barrels of emergency oil reserves.Although, relief could take weeks."We should see some down-drafts at the pump just in time for, potentially, Christmas, but prices are still going to be well into that $3-a-gallon territory, where it's quite uncomfortable," said Patrick De Haan, with GasBuddy.EMBED More News Videos Driving somewhere for Thanksgiving? Prepare to pay at the pump. In the Chicago area, the average price of regular unleaded is $3.57 a gallon, compared to Thanksgiving week last year, when it was $2.17 a gallon.Travel experts report travel this year will be nearly triple the volume...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The pandemic has changed the way we live. Remote learning. Work from home. Zoom calls all day long. A lot of people are yearning for life to be more simple. That has made a low tech machine wildly popular again: the typewriter. READ MORE: New England Patriots Foundation, Goodwill Hand Out 200 Thanksgiving Dinners In A Basket In RoxburyIf you walk into Cambridge Typewriter in Arlington, you will see what appears to be a graveyard of keys and ribbons. Spacebars and knobs. A mound of machines with stories written and forgotten. There are between 400 and 500 typewriters waiting for repair or up for sale. And you will find Tom Furrier working hard at his workbench fighting to keep the typewriter alive. “At the end of the very first day, this voice in my head said ‘this is it,'” he said. Tom Furrier owner of Cambridge Typewriter in Arlington (WBZ-TV) Furrier’s first day was 41 years ago. He’s gone from young apprentice to owner, as the world went from typewriters to tablets....
    HUNTS POINT, Bronx (WABC) -- The busiest day of the year is underway at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx and the Thanksgiving rush is officially underway.Trucks lined up Tuesday to get into the market to gear up for the tremendous amount of buying, selling, loading, unloading and shipping.More than 30 million pounds of produce were expected to be moved on Tuesday. The food will be distributed throughout the Metropolitan region.The market has all of your Thanksgiving favorites like sweet potatoes, cranberries, apples, and more. The wholesalers have everything needed for Thanksgiving, minus the turkey.It all comes as stores race to keep shelves stocked during a season where supply has been fluctuating for weeks.It's something that all food distributors like Ira Nathel are dealing with."When we would pay $5,000 for a truck it was 4.50 freight to go from Cali to here, now we pay $12,000 for a truck, you get 910 boxes on a load, so we're paying $12-13 in freight," Nathel said.That's for romaine lettuce. He said sweet potatoes are running $2-4 higher than last year...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- According to AAA, almost 4.5 million Southern Californians are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.Gas prices across California are skyrocketing, with the average price of a gallon of regular gas in L.A. at $4.70: within a tenth of a cent of the record high.This isn't good news for anyone planning to hit the road this week, but if you're heading out, experts say the best thing to do is to prepare.Here's what you need to know: It's common in California to see a difference between gas stations of as much as a dollar, so make sure you keep your eye on those prices and do your research ahead of time. Drivers can expect Wednesday to be the busiest travel day in terms of traffic, so you should try to leave Monday or Tuesday, if possible. All outbound traffic will be busy, but the southbound 5 Freeway will likely be worse between Colorado St. to Florence Ave. The worst time for traffic on that day before Thanksgiving is between 3:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Planning your...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Some airports in the Bay Area are seeing their busiest day since the pandemic began as people get an early start to their Thanksgiving travel. It is just a sliver of the heavy traffic expected next week. A spokesperson with the Oakland International Airport said that roughly 36,000 people came in and out of the airport on Friday. Waiting at the airport, Leigh Thompson held up a large photo to welcome home her son from Iowa. When asked what he thought of the homecoming, Kolven Thompson replied, “Pretty normal for my family.” Air travelers at Oakland Int’l on Nov. 19, 2021. (CBS) While Friday was the busiest day since the pandemic started, 170,000 travelers are expected to come through Oakland International Airport next week from Wednesday through Sunday. That will be double the traffic of last year’s Thanksgiving weekend. “It’s getting back to normal — at least the new normal,” observed Terry Bohlke, who flew in from Nashville. The new normal does still require passengers to wear masks. Many travelers say vaccinations have helped them feel more...
    Disneyland has raised prices on most single- and multi-day tickets after a six-month reopening period when admission costs remained unchanged at the Anaheim theme park. Ticket prices for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure increased an average of 6% on Monday, Oct. 25, with some tickets climbing more than 8%. The lowest-priced one-day single-park ticket remained unchanged from 2019, at $104. A sixth tier was added to Disneyland’s dynamic pricing system. Tier 6 prices will be in effect on the days with most demand. The new single-day, single-park ticket prices: Tier 1 $104, Tier 2 $119, Tier 3 $134, Tier 4 $149, Tier 5 $159, and Tier 6 $164. Parkhopper tickets, allowing single-day visits to Disneyland and California Adventure: Tier 1 $164, Tier 2 $179, Tier 3 $194, Tier 4 $209, Tier 5 $219 and Tier 6 $224. Two-day, one-park tickets rose to $255 (from $235) while two-day parkhoppers climbed to $315 (from $290). Three-day tickets now cost $330 for single park per day access and $390 for the parkhopper. The daily parking rates also rose, from $25 to...
    HOLIDAYMAKERS faced travel chaos today after being forced to queue for hours at Heathrow Airport. Passengers returning from amber list countries were left frustrated after many missed their pre-booked taxi or coaches due to the delays on the airport's busiest day of the year. 5Some travellers said they had to wait three hours to get through passport controlCredit: w8media 5Passengers said the e-gates broke downCredit: w8media Travellers also said they had to wait for up to three hours after the e-gates broke down, slowing down the process even more. Additionally, there are no London Underground trains from Heathrow terminals over the weekend due to engineering works which meant a number of passengers had to take a replacement bus service to Hammersmith. Ryan Marshall, 30, who lives in France and is visiting the UK for a wedding told the Daily Mail it took him three hours to go through passport control. Another passenger, Mr Marshall, told the outlet those at the back of the passport control had to wait ''hours and hours'' as there was only one person at the...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- It was a busy day at Los Angeles International Airport Monday morning as many travelers returned home after the Fourth of July holiday.More than 92,000 travelers passed through LAX on Friday, marking the facility's busiest day of the last year, officials said.For anyone heading toward LAX Monday, airport staff suggests visitors plan ahead for parking purposes or consider an alternative, such as taking a ride-share vehicle.Because of the holiday, COVID-19 vaccine clinics at LAX are closed, but will resume operations Tuesday.4th of July weekend travel: 92K travelers passed through LAX on FridayEMBED More News Videos More than 92,000 travelers passed through Los Angeles Airport on Friday, marking the facility's busiest day of the last year, officials said. The summer is already proving to be a challenge for air travelers. Computer problems, staffing shortages and bad weather have turned into delays and hundreds of canceled flights for several airlines.According to AAA, while all modes of travel are seeing increased demand, road trips continue to dominate this summer. Despite the highest gas prices in seven years, it's estimated...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- More than 92,000 travelers passed through Los Angeles Airport on Friday, marking the facility's busiest day of the last year, officials said."More people means getting here early, planning for parking and considering alternatives to driving," LAX said Saturday on Twitter. "Let's all remember what summer travel is like and plan accordingly!"Even before Friday's figures were released, experts predicted that travel this long holiday weekend would be busy -- and not only by pandemic standards. Experts expect it will rival the busiest Independence Day weekend of the pre-coronavirus era.Air travel at some vacation hot spots was already exceeding pre-pandemic levels, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday. Officials launched a campaign to hire 6,000 workers, and the agency said it will continue staffing up through Labor Day.July 4 travel kicked off with one of the busiest days at airports in 16 months.The TSA reported screening 2,147,090 passengers on Thursday. That number fell just short of the record-setting 2.17 million screened last Sunday. TSA said it expects that record "to be outpaced over the holiday weekend."Packed planesPlanes are nearly...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — Friday, June 11 marked the busiest day for passengers departing from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport since the start of the pandemic. The Transportation Security Administration screened 26,711 passengers at BWI. Then on Sunday, June 13, TSA officers screened 25,802 passengers. A total of 73,002 passengers were screened over the weekend.
    NAPA, Calif. (KGO) -- Many of us were taking a big step this Memorial Day weekend - stepping out, hitting the road and having some fun after a difficult year.The Napa Valley was a big destination. In fact, some wineries report record breaking sales.RELATED: Visitors return to Sonoma Co. in large numbers for Memorial Day weekend"This is the first time we've been out," said Loralie Yumang.Loralie Yumang and Mike Jefferson from Concord were exploring Yountville and finding lots of others had the same idea. Some shops and restaurants had wait times, with long lines down the street."I think we're coming back, on a trajectory and coming back to our old way of life," said Mike Jefferson.V. Sattui Winery president Tom Davies was feeling tired after the holiday weekend brought crowds he never expected.RELATED: OLE Health administers 10,000th COVID-19 vaccination in Napa Valley"This is the busiest we've been in two years, flat out. People excited to be here because they've been cooped up for a year."This winery was hosting its first wedding ceremony of the season."I'm excited to marry the woman...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's airports are busy ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend, with a combined million travelers expected over the next few days.More than 37 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day Weekend beginning Thursday."We are expecting at least 30,000 customers to pass through O'Hare every day this weekend," said Omar Idris, United Airlines. "We are adding flights to leisure destinations that customers want to go to."If you're traveling by road, expect the biggest traffic delays Thursday afternoon- with the worst travel time in Chicago between 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. The Eisenhower Expressway is expected to be the busiest road.RELATED: Summer travel deals on flights, hotels, car rental could elevate your next vacation, road tripAccording to AAA, nearly 9 out of 10 people traveling for Memorial Day Weekend will do so by car, with 1.7 million in Illinois alone. But it won't be cheap. Gas prices have not been this high since 2014.This year, gas prices are over a dollar more than they were this time last year. As of Thursday morning, the national average is...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's airports are busy ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend, with a combined million travelers expected over the next few days.More than 37 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day Weekend beginning Thursday."We are expecting at least 30,000 customers to pass through O'Hare every day this weekend we are adding flights to leisure destinations that customers want to go to," said Omar Idris, United States.If you're traveling by road, expect the biggest traffic delays in the afternoon- with the worst travel time in Chicago between 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m., with the Eisenhower Expressway expected to be the busiest road.This year, gas prices are over a dollar more than they were this time last year. As of Thursday morning, the national average is about $3.04. That jumps to $3.26 in Illinois and some southern states are still experiencing gas shortages.And for passengers flying, expect busier than usual airports as restrictions across the country loosen and folks are getting more comfortable flying."I don't mind I get where i want to go and she keeps track of...
    The baseball fields of tiny Lajoya Texas are pitch black at night, but this morning multiple buses arrive at 4 a.m. Not dropping off fans but picking up loads of illegal immigrants. The mostly women and children were directed to ballfield parking lot by the smugglers they paid to get them over the Rio Grande river on a rafts only hours before. BIDEN PLANNING WAY TO CIRCUMVENT TRUMP ‘REMAIN IN MEXICO’ POLICY "I think what is wrong with this immigration system right now, it’s become too political," says Chris Cabrera of the National Border Patrol Council, the agents’ union. "That is why nothing is getting solved. Everything is red versus blue. And whatever you believe, I have to believe the opposite." Anyone who says the border is under control is either lying or they don’t live here. This morning in south Texas the border patrol radio cackled almost nonstop as agents tried to apprehend small groups here and there. They found 2 young men and women hiding near a building in Roma at 6 a.m. Moments later, another call, 5...
    Friday marked the busiest day for American airports in nearly 13 months — as health experts warned that rising COVID-19 rates across the US could continue to surge. Airport security agents screened 1,580,785 people at US airports on Friday — the most since March 12, 2020, just before the start of widespread COVID-19 lockdowns, TSA rep Lisa Farbstein posted on Twitter. Friday’s throughput was more than 12 times the number of people who flew on the same day in 2020, according to TSA figures. Air travel has slowly picked up since the beginning of the pandemic, when daily throughput dropped from nearly three million on some days to below 100,000. The TSA had its first string of five consecutive days of over one million flyers over the Christmas holiday, and throughput has continued to trend upward — the last day with fewer than one million people screen was March 6. Air travel dropped to less than 100,000 people per day at the start of the pandemic. AP Saturday saw 1,397,958 people go through US airport checkpoints, Farbstein said —...
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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new study is revealing the busiest intersections in New York state, and most of them ae in Brooklyn and Nassau County. According to the traffic analysis firm Inrix, the busiest intersection in the state is Atlantic and 4th Avenues in Brooklyn.  It sees more than 76,000 vehicles daily. READ MORE: Seen On Video: Trash Can Suddenly Explodes At Times Square Subway Station At Long Beach Boulevard and East Park Avenue in Nassau County, more than 95,000 drivers pass through the intersection every day. READ MORE: NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Looking Into Another Apparent Anti-Asian Incident In Queens Every day, drivers spend more than a combined 1,000 hours waiting for the lights to change. MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Gunmen On Scooter Open Fire On Bronx Playground  
    HONOLULU (AP) — More tourists travelled to Hawaii on Saturday than the state has seen in a single day since the start of the pandemic. About 26,400 trans-Pacific and interisland travelers were screened by the state's Safe Travels program on Saturday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. That's Hawaii’s busiest day since coronavirus restrictions caused travel to plummet last year. Data compiled by the Hawaii Tourism Authority showed that about 18,700 travelers were flying on Saturday for vacation or pleasure. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday was its busiest screening day since March 15, 2020 with nearly 1.36 million people going through airport checkpoints in the United States. The increase coincides with spring break and more vaccinations. On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 100 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the U.S. “I feel very good about traveling here. You guys are being very conscious about having people tested or, if they haven’t been tested, having to quarantine,” said Jackie Bornstein, a visitor from Los Angeles who arrived Monday in Honolulu. She...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Airline traffic is continuing to increase at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, officials said Saturday. Friday, March 5, was the second-busiest day of 2021, and among the busiest in nearly a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was 15,177 outbound, departing passengers at the airport, officials said.  READ MORE: Rockville Police Officer, Maryland National Guardsman Daniel Morozewicz Arrested On Child Porn Charge We are seeing our busiest couple travel days of 2021. @TSA officers at BWI Marshall Airport yesterday performed 15,856 screenings at security checkpoints. This is the highest single-day tally since December 27. A similar count is expected today. #SceneAtBWI #MDOTscenes pic.twitter.com/7eZJRnvAqB — BWI Marshall Airport (@BWI_Airport) March 5, 2021 READ MORE: Maryland Reaches 50K COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Delivered In One Day, Gov. Hogan Says Thursday, March 4, was the busiest day so far of 2021, with 15,856 departing passengers.  MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths Officials said the airport and its partners continue to focus on healthy, safe travel for customers. 
    US unemployment claims fall to 779,000 but job cuts grind on Poll: Most Americans support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants Dow, S&P set for slight gains in busiest day of earnings season © Spencer Platt/Getty Images MARKET SNAPSHOT Stock futures on Thursday were edging tentatively higher as investors braced for the busiest day of the fourth-quarter earnings reporting season and a weekly update on the number of people seeking unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic. How are stock benchmarks performing? Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 24 points, or 0.1% at 30,651. S&P 500 index futures were up 7.65 points, or 0.2%, higher at 3,831.25. Nasdaq-100 futures gained 64.50, or 0.5%, at 13,459. On Wednesday, the S&P 500 and the Dow booked their third straight gains but the Nasdaq Composite closed lower. Load Error What’s driving the market? A busy day of earnings and economic reports will be closely watched, as investors look for signs that the economy is rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, despite an...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Increasing death tolls and hospitalizations from COVID-19 were not enough to keep travelers home during the holiday, making Sunday the busiest travel day this season since the pandemic startedThe TSA reports that more than 1.3 million people traveled through U.S. airports on Sunday.Some who did travel this weekend admit they were torn."Almost didn't go," said Emily Samaniego of Menifee. "Even up to five minutes ago. I was like oh, this is for reals. We're really doing it."The Samaniegos had adhered to stay-at-home orders, but the trip to Cancun they earned was in jeopardy."Last night even in bed we were like, we live about an hour and half away. Do we turn back and go home? You know, we didn't know what we were going to do. We're obviously, very scared because you see all these different things happening," said Emily's husband, Brandon Samaniego.In the end, they chose to take the "leap of faith" and follow precautions while deciding to take their trip.Other travelers noted that Los Angeles International Airport was offering COVID-19 tests right in the...
    QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- The busiest travel day since the start of the pandemic is expected Sunday, as COVID cases continue to rise across the Tri-State.Before the Christmas holiday, TSA was screening an average of about 1 million people a day nationwide.They are expecting about the same on Sunday. That's the most we've seen since this pandemic started and all of those who are traveling are expected to be heading home.New York's airports, LaGuardia, JFK and Newark are anticipating a very busy travel day.According to TSA, more than a million people are also expected to fly at some point Sunday.On New Year's Day, TSA screened more than 800,000 people, despite warnings from health experts for Americans to stay home.Nationally we have just surpassed more than 20 million cases of COVID, and one million in New York stateRELATED | New York tops 1 million positive COVID-19 testsThere have been long lines outside testing centers, this as the state's COVID positivity rate is now over 7% and New York City's rate is just shy of 9.5%.Both of those percentages are down...
    MORE than 1.28 million Americans flew on Sunday, despite warnings that Christmas travel will create a "nightmarish surge" in coronavirus infections. Daily figures from the the Transportation and Security Administration showed how yesterday the US experienced its highest volume of travelers since the Covid pandemic began. 8Monday is the sixth day in a row that around one million people travelled across the nation by air despite public health warningsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 8MORE than 1.28 million Americans flew on Sunday - the highest volume of travelers in a single day since the pandemic beganCredit: AP:Associated Press 8Travelers check in for their flights at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, amid the coronavirus disease Credit: Reuters 8The vaccine is being administered at retirement homes and skilled care by Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy.  Credit: Alamy Live News It was sixth day in a row that around one million people travelled across the nation by air - despite warnings to avoid travel and large gatherings across the Christmas period to slow the spread of the virus. Experts such as Anthony Fauci warned the number of...
    RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Christmas is the busiest day of the year for many Chinese restaurants in North Texas, and the crowds are a welcome sight after a tough year. “We actually had to order a day ahead of time to get the food because they get so busy,” said Mike Weinberg, a customer at Jeng Chi in Richardson. “It’s crazy.” Jeng Chi’s dining room was filled on Christmas evening, at half capacity per state orders regarding COVID-19. “Christmas Day is the busiest day of the year for us, second only to Mother’s Day,” said Janelle Teng, one of the restaurant’s owners. “So we feed a lot of families. Our dine-in is of course down a little bit this year, but our to-go’s are certainly making up for it.” The restaurant did 250 to-go orders on Christmas Eve, and they expect to do just as many or more on Christmas Day. “We are very, very fortunate,” Teng said. “I think that we are luckier than most.” According to the Texas Restaurant Association, more than 10,000 restaurants across the state have...
    More people traveled through US airports on Wednesday than any day since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the nation in March, the TSA said. Just days ahead of Christmas, security agents screened 1,191,123 people at American airports on Dec. 23, TSA spokesman Lisa Farbstein said — the most in a single day since March 16, when 1,257,823 flyers passed through TSA checkpoints. The surge in plane trips comes despite pleas from health officials to stay home and avoid travel during the holiday season amid an ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases. Still, Wednesday’s throughput was just 61 percent of the number of people who passed through TSA screeners on the same day in 2019. Air travel has been well below usual levels throughout the pandemic. As shutdowns took hold across the world, TSA agents screened as few as 90,000 people on multiple days in April. Air travel began to creep up in late April and has continued a steady increase since then. This past weekend marked the first time since March where Friday, Saturday and Sunday all saw over a...
    AIRPORTS on the day before Christmas Eve were the busiest they have been since the coronavirus pandemic started, with nearly 1.2million people flying despite warnings against holiday travel.  US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screened 1,191,123 people at US airports on Wednesday, agency spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said, according to the New York Post.  6Travelers passed through Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport on Dec. 23, the day with the most airport traffic since mid-MarchCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6US coronavirus deaths have surpassed 326,000 That marked the highest number of travelers passing through TSA checkpoints since March 16 when 1,257,823 people were screened. Many Americans traveled despite health officials urging people to stay home during the holidays as the country breaks records on Covid-19 cases and deaths.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans against having inter-household holiday gatherings.  “People who do not currently live in your housing unit, such as college students who are returning home from school for the holidays, should be considered part of different households,” the CDC stated in its guidance.  6Travelers passed through Los Angeles...
    More On: Coronavirus Truckers stuck in giant traffic jam after France halts travel over British COVID outbreak COVID Christmas arrives around the world — with not so much cheer Fauci: COVID herd immunity may take 90% being infected or vaccinated National Guard had biggest mobilization this year since WWII More people traveled through US airports on Wednesday than any day since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the nation in March, the TSA said. Just days ahead of Christmas, security agents screened 1,191,123 people at American airports on Dec. 23, TSA spokesman Lisa Farbstein said — the most in a single day since March 16, when 1,257,823 flyers passed through TSA checkpoints. The surge in plane trips comes despite pleas from health officials to stay home and avoid travel during the holiday season amid an ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases. Still, Wednesday’s throughput was just 61 percent of the number of people who passed through TSA screeners on the same day in 2019. Air travel has been well below usual levels throughout the pandemic. As shutdowns took hold across...
    LONDON – Zoom is gearing up for what could end up being its busiest day ever: Christmas Day. Around the world, there are lockdowns in place that will make travelling to see friends and family on Christmas Day complicated, and for millions, illegal. Over 18 million people in the U.K. found out on Saturday that they can no longer see their loved ones on Christmas Day as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced some strict new rules. London and much of southeast England were put into "Tier 4" in an effort to try to slow the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus that's believed to be up to 70% more transmissible. Brits instantly started discussing the prospect of a Christmas Day Zoom call, with some taking to social media to discuss the idea. Not everyone was thrilled by the prospect. The idea of a Christmas Day Zoom quiz has also been floated in some families.  Louise Jack, a freelancer in London and a mother, told CNBC that she assumes she'll be "Zooming" with her daughter on Christmas Day.  "She's...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Sunday could be the busiest travel day since the coronavirus pandemic began, causing concern for local leaders and health officials.The majority of travelers will be heading home from the Thanksgiving holiday and that means another very busy day for airports among COVID concerns.Nationwide, 6 million people flew to a destination for Thanksgiving.RELATED | Illegal club with nearly 400 people inside shut downEMBED More News Videos An illegal club with nearly 400 people inside was shut down early Saturday, the New York City Sheriff said. While masks were required, social distancing on airplanes and through security lines was very tough to do.That could potentially assist rising COVID rates in New York and around the country.Governor Andrew Cuomo has required all people coming back from holiday travel to quarantine for three days until they can get tested.Of course a test was required before they left, however, officials are still expecting a further spike in numbers with all the post-Thanksgiving weekend travel.If you are flying back into New York's airports on Sunday, you may find the National Guard waiting...
    Americans are still traveling for the holidays. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued warnings against traveling over the holiday. While the overall number of travelers is still down, the TSA still reported a massive spike in the number of people passing through airports. Thanksgiving is often one of the busiest holidays for travel. This year, however, the CDC issued a warning against traveling to visit family and friends for the holiday due to a spike in coronavirus infections. The government agency warned Americans against visiting anyone for the holiday that they don’t already live with. BRITISH AIRWAYS SELLING LUXURY TRAVEL ITEMS AMID UK CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS Since last Friday, however, the TSA has screened nearly five million people at the nation’s airports, Skift reports. In fact, this time period has reportedly been the busiest that airports have seen since the pandemic began. During this time period, the TSA reported that there were multiple days during which over a million travelers were screened. Before this, there was only one day since March that...
    NEEDHAM (CBS) – Even with the coronavirus pandemic, more than half of Americans are getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving, according to a new survey. Tripadvisor says 56-percent still intend to travel for the holiday in two weeks, down 14-percent from last year. The Needham-based company found 76-percent of Americans will drive to their destination this month. Only 11-percent will fly and 22-percent booked a hotel room to be socially distant from family. People are also planning shorter trips because of the pandemic. They expect the busiest departure day to be Thanksgiving day and Friday as the busiest return day.  
    Joe Biden (D) is expected to have his “busiest” travel day since formally becoming the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee, visiting three states, including a last-minute stop in Minnesota, as Election Day draws closer. Biden’s campaign added a last-minute stop in Minnesota to his schedule on Friday. According to reports, he will hold a drive-in rally in St. Paul, in addition to events in Wisconsin and Iowa. The three-state stops will mark the “busiest travel day on the campaign trail” since becoming his party’s nominee, according to reports: JUST IN: Joe Biden is heading to St. Paul, Minnesota, tomorrow. It will be the fullest travel day of his general election campaign, with stops now in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. — Matt Viser (@mviser) October 29, 2020 The Biden campaign’s decision to add St. Paul to the former vice president’s schedule follows recent polls showing Trump closing the gap in the decades-long blue state, which has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 48 years. Trump came close in 2016, losing the state by fewer than 45,000 votes. A Trafalgar Group survey...
    London's Heathrow is no longer Europe's busiest airport. Heathrow has handed over its long-held crown to Paris during the pandemic, blaming government inaction for its passenger numbers plunging even more than rivals. 2Paris Charles de Gaulle (pictured) has overtaken Heathrow as Europe's busiest airport Credit: AFP - Getty Heathrow said Paris Charles de Gaulle had overtaken it as Europe's busiest airport, dealing a blow to Britain's global trade ambitions as the country's current relationship with the European Union is due to end in two-months time. The airport criticised the UK government for being slow to introduce an airport testing regime to replace 14-day quarantine rules, and said the delays were causing additional harm to the economy. Heathrow also cut its outlook for next year's passenger numbers saying it now expected 37 million passengers, 41 per cent lower than a June forecast, as tightening coronavirus restrictions crush hopes for a recovery in travel demand. CEO John Holland-Kaye said Heathrow's slide down the rankings -- Amsterdam and Frankfurt could also overtake it based on passenger numbers -- should spur the government into...
    Travelers are returning to the skies. Last weekend was the busiest in the US for air travel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Transportation Security Administration. More than one million people passed through TSA airport checkpoints on Sunday, Oct. 18 — the most since March 17, the agency said. The high-travel weekend brought the total number of air travelers during the week of Oct. 12 to Oct. 18 to 6.1 million — another pandemic-era peak, according to the numbers published on Monday. “Although passenger volumes remain well below pre-pandemic levels, the one million single-day passenger volume is a noteworthy development that follows significant TSA checkpoint modifications in response to the COVID-19 outbreak,” TSA rep Lisa Farbstein told USA Today, referring to safety precautions implemented this summer. Passengers in line for a TSA checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Ad Up Next Close Fall 2020 luxury launches: Ralph Lauren, Balmain, Moncler and more Sleeping beauty  Nearly 20 years after founding their beloved beauty... 2 View...
    The latest figures from the Transportation Security Administration suggests that travelers may once again be ready to take to the skies. On Monday morning, the TSA confirmed that more passengers were screened on Sunday, Oct. 18, than were screened on any other single day since the pandemic prompted decreased demand in air travel earlier this year. “The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened over 1 million passengers Sunday, representing the highest number of passengers screened at TSA checkpoints since March 17, 2020,” reads a news release issued by the TSA, whose records indicate that, specifically, a total of 1,031,505 were screened Sunday. MASLESS AIRLINE PASSENGER APPEARS TO INTENTIONALLY COUGH ON FELLOW TRAVELERS Furthermore, the TSA says its officers screened a total of roughly 6.1 million passengers throughout the entire past week, between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18, which itself was also a milestone. “That weekly volume also represents the highest weekly volume for TSA since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” TSA wrote. Prior to Oct. 18, TSA last recorded screening over 1 million travelers (1,257,823) on March 16. “The Transportation...
    Editor’s note: This story will be updated throughout early voting, which runs from Oct. 13 through Oct. 30. There are 48 early voting sites in Bexar County but with a record number of Bexar County residents — 1,181,000 — registered to vote this year, you may want to be strategic about where you go to cast your ballot. Voters can choose any of the voting sites, both during early voting and on Election Day. To accommodate for better social distancing and a higher voter turnout, the county has set up four large polling sites at the AT&T Center, Palo Alto College, St. Paul Community Center and Alzafar Shrine Auditorium. For a list of other early voting locations and hours, click here. Here are some other voting resources you may want to check out: Everything you need to know about voting in the 2020 November General Election Here’s how, where to vote early in Bexar County Who is on the November 2020 election ballot for Bexar County 6 tips for avoiding long lines at Bexar County early voting polling places...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story will be updated throughout early voting, which runs from Oct. 13 to Oct. 31. See more voting resources here. Bexar County did not shatter a record, but polling places were met with lines of voters eager to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting. A total of 33,111 residents turned out to vote at Bexar County’s 48 polling sites — six of those locations bringing in more than 1,000 voters each — on Tuesday, according to the elections department. That’s compared to 34,020 ballots cast on the first day of early voting in 2018 and 35,431 ballots cast on the first day of early voting in 2016. Mail-in ballots, which are expected to increase significantly this election year due to the pandemic, are not included in Tuesday’s figure and are still being counted. Key races to watch in 2020 election in Bexar County Here’s how, where to vote early in Bexar County A record number of Bexar County residents — 1,181,000 — are registered to vote for this...
    (CBS Detroit) – Labor Day weekend proved to be the busiest for air travel since the pandemic began. The TSA says it screened more than three million passengers over the four day weekend. Friday was the busiest day since March 16th, with nearly 970,000 passengers passing through security. Even despite this jump, the number of passengers was less than half of last year’s total. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — This Labor Day weekend is visitors’ last chance to see Kennywood this summer. If you plan on going, you must wear a mask and you should make a reservation ahead of time. The park expects this weekend will be a busy one. “Saturday and Sunday are shaping up like they’re going to be the busiest days here at Kennywood,” said Kennywood spokesperson Nick Paradise. “So if somebody’s thinking about coming out, if you can, I would look right now Monday looks like to be the best day to have the least wait.” Kennywood has a full list of events this weekend. Today is Italian Day. Tomorrow is Oldies Day with a discount for seniors. The last day to visit is Labor Day.
    More than 400,000 Americans boarded flights Friday and Sunday marking the first time since March that number has been surpassed, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday. A total of 441,255 people traveled in the air Sunday while 419,675 people traveled Friday, according to the TSA. Sunday’s number of fliers marks the highest number of air travelers since March 22.  The air travel milestone comes as states continue to open up following the coronavirus pandemic. States around the country began imposing stay-at-home orders in March. State restriction wreaked havoc on the U.S. and global economies. (RELATED: America Is Reopening, Whether Politicians Like It Or Not) Despite the good news for air travel, TSA’s figures still suggest there is a long way to go. On the same Sunday in June 2019, there were 2.6 million air travelers, according to TSA. That’s an 83% decrease in air traffic year-over-year. For comparison, the week of June 1, 2020 averaged 361,610 air travelers per day compared to 2,469,449 per day the same week in 2019. The week of May 25 averaged 305,358 air travelers per day compared to...
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