U.S. Travel

Planes sit on the tarmac at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport in New York

FAA blames contract workers for outage that grounded flights

Most airports in the U.S. held planes at the gate for about two hours on the morning of Jan. 11 while the situation was resolved.

 | Scripps News Staff

A sign warns travelers not to bring guns through a TSA checkpoint.

Record number of guns seized by TSA: Here's which airports fared worst

The agency reported that it confiscated 6,542 firearms in 2022. That's an increase of 570 firearms over 2021.

 | Scripps News Staff

Grand Canyon National Park

Visit U.S. national parks for free on these days in 2023

Admission is free on January 16 and four additional days throughout the year. Mark your calendars and enjoy the great outdoors.

 | Simplemost and Sarah Kuta

A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off.

Computer breakdown sows chaos across US air travel system

A system used for air travel broke down late Tuesday, leading to all planes being grounded for some time.

 | AP and Clayton Sandell

A woman walks through unclaimed bags at Southwest Airlines baggage claim

Holiday Travel Disruptions Could Cost Southwest Up To $825 Million

Southwest said it canceled 16,700 flights from December 21, 2022, through December 31, 2022.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Southwest Airlines ground operations crew member waits to guide an arriving jet

Southwest Airlines Schedule Returns To Relative Normalcy

Southwest, which had canceled thousands of flights every day this week after a winter storm last weekend, reported fewer than 40 cancellations Friday.

 | AP

Southwest airplanes sit on a runway

Here's Why Southwest Is Canceling More Flights Than Other Airlines

Southwest is having issues the other airlines aren't because of a lack of investment in modern technology.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Cabin crew wearing protective gear greet and check the temperatures of travelers heading to China onboard a flight

U.S. Will Require COVID-19 Testing For Travelers From China

The U.S. will soon require COVID-19 testing for travelers from China. The U.S. joins a few other nations imposing travel restrictions.

 | AP

Travelers wade through fields of unclaimed luggage by the baggage casrousels for Southwest Airlines in Denver

Winter Weather Is Creating Havoc For Travelers

Southwest Airlines says weather stranded crews all over the country without enough replacements available in the big hubs.

 | James Packard

A group of neighbors gather around a fire pit on Culver Road after clearing snow in Buffalo, N.Y.,

Military Police Enforce Driving Ban In Snow-Stricken Buffalo

Officials in New York say state and military police were sent to keep people from driving in snow-choked Buffalo.

 | AP

Southwest Airlines travelers wait to retrieve their bags after canceled flights.

DOT To Probe Southwest Cancellations That Stranded Flyers

Southwest Airlines canceled 2,900 flights Monday, according to FlightAware. Nearly 2,500 more flights had already been canceled as of Tuesday morning.

 | AP

Icicles hang from ornamental plants at sunrise.

Winter Storm Batters U.S. Power, Snarling Christmas Travel

Across the country, officials have attributed at least a dozen deaths to exposure, car crashes on icy and snow covered roads and effects of the storm.

 | AP

Rows of headstones at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery blanketed by drifting snow

Massive Winter Storm Brings Frigid Temps, Snow And Ice To U.S.

Winter weather is blanketing the U.S. as a massive storm sent temperatures crashing and created whiteout conditions.

 | AP

American Airlines flight information screens display today flight information

Winter Weather Causing Hundreds Of Flights To Be Canceled Or Delayed

The National Weather Service reported 190 million people are under winter weather advisories.

 | Cat Sandoval

Banff Upper Hot Springs

9 Hot Springs Worth Planning A Vacation Around

From rustic retreats to luxurious resorts, these are some of the coziest and picturesque hot springs in the U.S. and Canada.

 | Sarah Kuta

People line up to apply for visas at the U.S. embassy in Brazil.

Long Wait Times For Tourist Visas Could Be Hurting U.S. Economy

Travelers who need a visa to enter the U.S. are now waiting hundreds of days, though the White House says it's processing faster recently.

 | Ben Schamisso

Cars drive on a snowy intersection.

Massive Winter Storm Intensifying Across The U.S.

Life-threatening wind chills will break records across U.S. in the next couple of days, just as 113 million people plan to travel for the holidays.

 | Scott Withers

A person shovels snow outside Rome Grocery northeast of Bellingham, Washington.

U.S. Braces For Dangerous Blast Of Cold, Wind And Snow

Some places in the northern U.S. could see wind chills approaching 70 degrees below zero. Even warm-weather states are preparing for the worst.

 | AP and Scott Withers

The interior of a turbulent Hawaiian Airlines flight.

Hawaiian Airlines Passengers Recount 'Violent Turbulence' On Flight

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the flight, which had to make an emergency landing due to numerous injuries on board.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

People strike against Uber.

Uber Drivers Strike In New York After Judge Halted Wage Increase

A judge put a hold on a wage increase measure that drivers say is necessary to survive in the nation's most expensive city.

 | Alexandra Miller

A damaged ceiling on the interior of a Hawaiian Airlines plane.

11 People Seriously Injured Amid Turbulence On Hawaii Flight

A total of 36 passengers received treatment for injuries during a flight from Phoenix to Honolulu Sunday.

 | AP

American Airlines planes.

Report: These Are The Best Airlines In The World In 2022

AirHelp, an air passenger rights organization, compiles data annually rank airlines on customer service, claims processing and on-time performance.

 | Tricia Goss

A public bus

How Public Transit Is Impacting Older Americans' Health Care

Unreliable transit systems are one issue keeping people from getting routine health care.

 | Chris Conte

A small plane rests on live power lines after crashing

2 People Rescued From Plane Caught In Power Lines In Maryland

The Montgomery County fire chief said a plane got stuck in power lines about 100 feet above the ground Sunday evening.

 | AP

Travelers at an airport.

Holiday Travel Rush Is Back With Some New Habits

AAA expects more than 54 million people to travel at least 50 miles from home in the U.S. this week, a 1.5% bump over Thanksgiving last year.

 | AP and Scott Withers and Scripps News Staff

The Great River Road is shown.

10 Affordable American Road Trips To Take In Your Life

From leaf peeping along the Blue Ridge Parkway to whale watching on the Oregon Coast, here are ten U.S. road trips that won't break the bank.

 | Brittany Anas

A Frontier Airlines plane.

Flight Diverted After Passenger Made Threats With A Box Cutter

A Frontier Airlines flight made an unplanned landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where one person was taken into custody.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Flight attendants stand.

Flight Attendants Will Be Required To Get More Rest Between Flights

As flight attendants continue to picket amid contract negotiations, the FAA announced a long-coming rule to require more rest between shifts.

 | Maura Sirianni and AP

Damaged airplanes and hangars are seen.

Florida Airports Reopen, But Flights Will Be Affected For Weeks

Thousands of flights have been impacted by Hurricane Ian, and there will be ripple effects across all airlines for weeks.

 | James Packard

Park guests depart from Universal Studios

Disney World Is Closing Its Gates Due To Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, Disney World and many other amusement parks are closing — forcing tourists to cancel their trips.

 | Tammy Estwick