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Great Moments in Travel History – December 2019

 
December is the 12th and final month of the year, and in the Northern Hemisphere is associated with winter, multiple holidays, and New Year’s Eve. It was the tenth month of the Roman calendar, and derives its name from decem, “ten” in Latin.
The Anglo-Saxons called both December and January – the entire winter solstice period – “Ġēolamōnaþ,” the Yule month. Indeed, many Yuletide customs observed by the historical Germanic people have …

Coast-to-Coast Storm Promises Major Flight Disruptions on Busiest Travel Day of the Year

Coast-to-Coast Storm Promises Major Flight Disruptions on Busiest Travel Day of the Year

Just in time for the busiest travel day of the year, a coast-to-coast storm is promising to make getting home from grandmother’s house difficult to impossible in many instances.
Blizzard-like conditions in the Grand Canyon, where over one foot (30.5 centimeters) of the white stuff was measured, as well as in New Mexico and Colorado. Tusayan, a town near the Grand Canyon, declared a state of emergency due to the heavy …

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

A bomb cyclone will travel across much of the country starting with snow, rain, and high winds in the West.  As the storm tracks east, it will bring blizzard conditions to the Northern Plains mid week and snow and wind in the Plains and upper Midwest on Friday.
The storm became a bomb cyclone Tuesday thanks to its incredibly fast rate of intensification.
From there, the storm is forecast to continue moving …

Amtrak to Offer ‘Track Friday’ Sale on Black Friday

Amtrak to Offer ‘Track Friday’ Sale on Black Friday

Starting on Black Friday, Amtrak is offering a Track Friday Sale, with fares as low as $19.
The Track Friday sale will run from November 29 through December 2.  The Track Friday discount will be available on many routes including the Acela and Northeast Regional trains for trips from January 6, 2020 through April 30.  Other discounted fares are available for travel between December 9, 2019 and April 30, 2020.
“Venture aboard …

Thanksgiving Travel ‘Very Difficult’ as Winter Weather Strikes Much of the U.S

Thanksgiving Travel ‘Very Difficult’ as Winter Weather Strikes Much of the U.S

Two major storms have made it impossible for some to travel over the river and through the woods on Thursday, which is a holiday in the United States.
More than 55 million people are expected to – or at least had hoped to –  travel in the course of the holiday weekend.
“Widespread winter weather, flash flood and wind watches, warnings and advisories are currently in effect from the National Weather Service …

Catering Workers at JFK Arrested After Taking Over a Terminal as Part of Nationwide Protest

Catering Workers at JFK Arrested After Taking Over a Terminal as Part of Nationwide Protest

Thousands of airline catering employees who work for LSG Sky Chefs are staging protests at airports across the country to lobby American Airlines, which contracts with the company for in-flight meals, for better wages.
In New York City, dozens of LSG Sky Chefs employees were arrested Tuesday night after staging a sit-in at the American Airlines Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on what is one of the busiest travel …

Apple Rolls Out Enhanced Maps in 11 Additional States

Apple Rolls Out Enhanced Maps in 11 Additional States

Apple’s upgrade to its Maps app, a makeover that includes more accurate details such as trees and grass, exact building shapes, parking lots, sports facilities, and parking lots, now covers 27 states in their entirely and six states partially.
The upgrade started with Northern California during iOS 12 beta testing and was later extended to Southern California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  The revamped maps …