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Holiday Road Trips — And Summer Gas Prices — Highest In Years

Nationally, gas prices were at a six-year high for this time of year, hitting a U.S. average Tuesday of $3.67 a gallon for unleaded regular. That’s up 18 cents from a year ago. Average regular gasoline prices were even higher Tuesday in Illinois, at $3.83; in the Chicago area, at $3.98; and in Chicago, at $4.23.

07/02/2014

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AAA: Expect A Busy Summer Travel Season

More people will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend compared to last year, and throughout the summer as well.

05/23/2014

Travelers wait in line for a security check at O'Hare International Airport on December 20, 2013, when more than 200,000 passengers are expected to use O'Hare for the start of the Christmas and New Year's holiday travel period. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

4 Million People Expected To Use O’Hare, Midway For Holiday Travel

Many people are packing their bags, getting set to head out of town for the holidays. Friday is the busiest travel day of the season at O’Hare and Midway airports.

12/20/2013

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Easy Ways to Save On Holiday Travel

From shipping your luggage to taking public transportation to the airport, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite tips for saving money on holiday travel. You don’t have to waste your whole holiday budget on getting home this year!

12/02/2013

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5 Reasons Being Solo During The Holidays Rocks

Alright, Singletons, it’s time to stop moping around feeling sorry for yourself for being single during the holidays. We have five reasons to celebrate your solo status!

12/02/2013

Travelers line up at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport early Wednesday, which is expected to be the busiest travel day of the holiday week. (Credit: CBS)

Holiday Travelers Encounter Fewer Delays Than Expected

CBS 2′s Derrick Blakely reports holiday passengers expecting turkey day travel troubles received a pleasant surprise as few O’Hare flights delayed or cancelled due to the northeast storm.

11/27/2013

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What To Do At America’s 10 Most Delayed Airports

Delayed at the airport during your travels? Check out this guide on where to eat, drink and shop at America’s 10 most delayed airports.

11/27/2013

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Tips For Traveling Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The following are five tips for traveling during Thanksgiving weekend that will make your life easier.

11/12/2013

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Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Spike From Start Of Week, But Down From Last Year

About 2 million people are expected to hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, and in the Chicago area, they’ll be getting a big break on gas prices compared to last year, even though prices made their predictable holiday spike this week.

08/30/2013

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Labor Day Travel Could Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2013

Travelers stand in security lines at Midway International Airport on Thursday, at the start of the Memorial Day weekend travel frenzy. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Busy Holiday Weekend To Kick Off Summer Travel Season

The busy summer travel season got underway on Thursday, as many travelers got an early start to the Memorial Day weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

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Very Busy Travel Day Ahead For Chicago Airports

Friday will be the busiest day of the holiday season at both of Chicago’s airports, a day after hundreds of flights were cancelled at O’Hare and Midway due to the snow.

12/21/2012

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Plummeting Gas Prices Should Boost Holiday Travel

Travel is expected to be up this holiday season, and one big reason is plummeting gas prices.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2012

Santa Claus greets passengers in the hallway connecting Terminals 1 and 2 at O’Hare International Airport on Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo Courtesy: Chicago Department of Aviation)

Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Chicago

Holiday travel is difficult no matter where you’re from. Everyone is trying to get home to see their loved ones as fast as possible and generally traveling with more luggage than usual as they’re all bearing gifts. Chicagoans have a further cross to bear being a hub city and a centralized urban area. Here are a few tips to make your holiday trip less hectic.

11/17/2012

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AAA: 2.4 Million Illinois Residents To Travel For July 4th

This year, 2.4 million people in Illinois will take to the road for the Independence Day holiday, and most are already gone.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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Season’s Busiest Day Expected At Midway Airport

If you’re planning to fly out of Midway International Airport Friday, get ready for what officials say will be the busiest day of the year.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

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O’Hare Set For Busiest Day Of Holiday Season

Holiday travel is in full swing Thursday, as O’Hare International Airport expects to see its busiest day of the season.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Santa Claus greets passengers in the hallway connecting Terminals 1 and 2 at O’Hare International Airport on Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo Courtesy: Chicago Department of Aviation)

Chicago’s Airports Expecting 2.7M Holiday Travelers

City officials said an estimated 2.7 million people will travel through Midway International and O’Hare International airports during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season this year.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

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More Travel, But Fewer Flyers, This Holiday Season

The roads will be busier, and the airports less crowded, for the upcoming holiday travel season.

WBBM Newsradio–12/14/2011

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Expert: Hurry Up And Book Holiday Flights

If you’re thinking about flying somewhere for Thanksgiving or Christmas and haven’t made arrangements yet, you might want to hurry up.

WBBM Newsradio–11/07/2011

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