Holiday travel

FILE - In this May 12, 2016 file photo, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian poses for a portrait in his office at the company's headquarters in Atlanta. Bastian says the company will seek compensation for its losses after a power outage knocked out the Atlanta airport's power supply and also its backup electricity for about 11 hours Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. The blackout stranded thousands of passengers and led to the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights just ahead of the frenzied holiday travel period. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 20, 2017 - 7:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The CEO of Delta Air Lines says the company will seek compensation for its losses after a power outage knocked out the Atlanta airport's power supply and also its backup electricity for about 11 hours Sunday. The blackout stranded thousands of passengers and led to the cancellation...
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Alexis Canete rests on his luggage as he waits in the Delta ticket line to get back home to Cuba from his visit to Tennessee on Monday Dec. 18, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the day after a massive power outage brought operations to halt. Power was restored at the world's busiest airport after a massive outage Sunday afternoon that left planes and passengers stranded for hours, forced airlines to cancel more than 1,100 flights and created a logistical nightmare during the already-busy holiday travel season. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 18, 2017 - 9:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's air-travel system struggled to get back on schedule and re-book stranded passengers Monday after a fire and blackout at the world's busiest airport forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of the Christmas rush. Travelers sat on the floor,...
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Travelers move through a security check-in line at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. While power was restored to the world's busiest airport early Monday, the travel woes will linger for days for the thousands of people stranded at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 18, 2017 - 3:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a power outage at the Atlanta airport (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Georgia Power's top executive apologized for the power outage that crippled Atlanta's airport, saying he realized that it inconvenienced thousands of people. CEO Paul Bowers said in a phone interview...
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Long lines form at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a power outage, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 11:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A sudden power outage caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding more than 1,000 flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. More than 10 hours after the blackout began,...
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In this Nov. 29, 2017 photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Army veteran has accused Franken of inappropriately touching her more than a decade ago while she was on a military deployment to Kuwait. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 30, 2017 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is facing a new allegation of inappropriately touching a woman after an Army veteran accused him of groping her during a USO Christmas tour in the Middle East more than a decade ago. Stephanie Kemplin, 41, of Maineville, Ohio, told CNN in report...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, people wait in line for a Best Buy store to open for a Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving Day, in Overland Park, Kan. On average, Americans plan to spend more than $550 on gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season, according to a recent NerdWallet survey conducted by Harris Poll. But budgets are tight. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 29, 2017 - 10:54 am
The holiday season is supposed to be about joy, giving and spending time with our favorite people. But just as you might pack on a few extra pounds over the holidays, you might pack on some extra debt, too. On average, Americans plan to spend more than $550 on gifts for friends and loved ones this...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, visitors enjoy the view from a pod on the London Eye overlooking Big Ben's clock tower and the Houses of Parliament in London. Many British businesses are trying to gauge the impact of the country’s looming Brexit departure from the European Union, but the tourism industry is enjoying a “Brexit bounce” according to official figures released Friday Nov. 17, 2017, revealing a 5 percent increase on a year earlier. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
November 17, 2017 - 6:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — Many British businesses have become cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country's 2019 departure from the European Union. But there's one industry that has so far clearly reaped a windfall from the Brexit decision — local tourism. The sharp fall in the value of the British...
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People participate in the the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade in Las Vegas, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Patrick Connolly/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 04, 2017 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From flashy firework displays for massive crowds to small-town parades, Americans celebrated the United States' 241st birthday in both joyous and serious ways. Tuesday's events even went international, as U.S. senators traveled to Afghanistan and spent the holidays with the troops...
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June 30, 2017 - 7:29 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A record number of travelers are expected in North Carolina and South Carolina over the July 4 holiday. AAA Carolinas said about 1,250,000 people in North Carolina and 630,000 people in South Carolina are expected to travel more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) between Friday...
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Passengers wait at a British Airways check-in desk after the airport suffered an IT systems failure, at London''s Gatwick Airport, Saturday, May 27, 2017. British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure caused severe disruption for travelers on a busy holiday weekend. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
May 27, 2017 - 5:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. The airline said it was suffering a "major IT systems failure" around the world...
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