travel

Storm adds uncertainty to strong holiday travel demand

Concerns about illness or inflation aren’t stopping Americans from hitting the roads and airports this holiday season. But a massive winter storm might. Forecasters predict an onslaught of heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds from Thursday to Saturday in a broad…

US proposes to increase refund protections for air travelers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is proposing to require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule is changed significantly or the airline makes major changes to their itinerary. The proposed rule announced Wednesday would require airlines…

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international travelers test negative for COVID-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the United States, ending one of the last remaining government mandates designed to contain the…

Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Safety Enforcement

This year’s Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Safety Enforcement will take place Friday, May 27, 2022, through Monday, May 30th. Starting today, and this holiday weekend, local law enforcement agencies will be out in force looking for impaired drivers and those…

Hospital group: Mississippi nurses are leaving in droves

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi hospital association is sounding the alarm over nursing vacancies. There are nearly 3,000 registered nurse vacancies in Mississippi, The Clarion Ledger reported. The exodus of nurses is adding further strain on hospitals striving to find care…

Staying safe during holiday travels

Slamming drinks before driving will land you in the slammer. Mississippi Highway Patrol is advising motorists to slow down, stay alert, and drive sober this new year. Trooper Cal Robertson tells…

Flight cancellations snarl holiday plans for thousands

By TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines continued to cancel hundreds of flights because of staffing issues tied to COVID-19, disrupting holiday celebrations during one of the busiest travel times of the year. FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, noted nearly 1,000 canceled flights entering,…