Denver airport operating at capacity — Hundreds of flights left Denver’s beleaguered airport on Christmas Eve with many passengers who had been stranded when a two-day blizzard shut down the runways last week. (USA Today)
Airfares heading skyward — Heading into the Christmas holiday, some major carriers have raised airfares to offset added cost pressures.American Airlines, a unit of Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR Corp., raised its ticket prices Thursday between $10 and $40 for round-trip fares, depending on the miles traveled. Also Thursday, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. raised its one-way fares by $10 in most domestic markets. (CNN)
Relax, a lost photo ID doesn’t mean you’re grounded — You’ve made a travel list, checked it twice. But at the airport, you discover something not so nice: Your photo ID is missing.Can you still fly? (LA Times)
Norovirus isn’t confined just to ships on the open seas — Cruise ships are getting a tidal wave of bad publicity from norovirus — including back-to-back outbreaks on voyages of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship. Drowned out amid the recent spate of outbreaks is that the nasty stomach bug is hitting hard on land these days, too. It’s probably on a doorknob or handrail near you. (Lexington Herald Leader)
Vacation is a perk many do without — As the year winds down, many workers will scramble to use up vacation days. But a growing number of Americans — nearly a third — will end up forgoing their vacation days because they have too much work or responsibility to take off.”With downsizing and companies being leaner in terms of the staffing . . . companies are trying to do more with less, and people are busier than ever,” said George Faulkner, a health and benefits principal at Mercer Human Resource Consulting. “It is more difficult to take the time off, because it affects the work, and employees tend to feel guilty about it.” (Indianapolis Star)
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