Holiday Travel

The security line at Midway Airport on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

TSA Looking Into Cause Of Mile-Long Security Line

The Transportation Security Administration acknowledged they were caught flat-footed Sunday when travelers at Midway Airport were confronted with a security line that was over a mile long.

12/03/2014

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Best Christmas Celebrations Across The USA

Experience Christmas like you’ve never experienced it before by packing your bags and heading off to one of the best holiday celebrations in the country.

12/02/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

East Coast Storms Loom, But Travel At O’Hare Smooth Sailing So Far

Storms out east have been snarling flights for many travelers ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but for the most part, it’s been smooth sailing for people using O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday.

11/26/2014

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State Police Expect Busy Thanksgiving Weekend On The Roads

With more people expected to be driving this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, Illinois State Police will be watching even more closely for drunken and distracted drivers.

11/25/2014

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How To Take A Holiday Trip Without Breaking The Bank

The holidays are a time when everyone plans to travel. Not only are travelers going to visit family, but they are looking for a getaway from their daily routines. That is why this time of year is one of the most expensive times to travel. However, traveling during this time of year does not have to break the bank.

11/25/2014

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Your Holiday Guide To New York City

Refer to this holiday travel guide for what to see and do in New York City over the holidays.

11/21/2014

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Tips For Stress-Free Holidays Travels

It does not matter if travelers fly, drive, take the bus or go by train, there are different things they can do to lessen the stress of traveling during the holidays.

11/20/2014

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How To Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Celebrating Thanksgiving might be a difficult thing to do, especially if you have to travel abroad during the holiday. However, with a few simple changes and a little bit of adjusting, it is still possible to make Thanksgiving enjoyable for you and others wherever you are.

11/18/2014

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Best Places In America To Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

Instead of gathering at someone’s home this Thanksgiving, make plans for a destination Thanksgiving getaway that the entire family will enjoy.

11/13/2014

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AAA: More Americans To Travel For Labor Day

It might be a bit more crowded on the roads and at the airport during the upcoming Labor Day weekend, when compared to last year.

08/21/2014

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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

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