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Sonoma County airport reports airline travel jumps 30% in January from a year earlier

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Sonoma County airport reports airline travel jumps 30% in January from a year earlier

Sonoma County airport reports airline travel jumps 30% in January from a year earlier An airport worker connects an electrical charging system to the first American Airlines flight from Phoenix at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport on Thursday afternoon, February 16, 2017. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat) Read reports on airline travel to and from Santa Rosa for previous months. Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport completed the first month of 2020 with a 30% increase in passengers served compared with a year earlier, reaching nearly 37,000 passengers, the facility reported Wednesday. Of the four commercial carriers flying into the regional airport...

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Travel plans hit by coronavirus

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Travel plans hit by coronavirus

Travel plans hit by coronavirus A passenger walks past a flight check-in information screen at Suvarnabhumi airport on Jan 3, 2020. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul) The Public Health Ministry's new travel advisory for Japan and Singapore is sparking concern among Thai tourists, many of whom are asking tour operators to refund their tickets. The ministry on Tuesday advised people to delay travelling to Japan and Singapore while the two countries grapple with deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). Those who cannot avoid visiting the two countries should take measures to protect themselves and prepare to be screened for the virus on their return...

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Thailand travel: Lush Phuket’s ripe for forbidden fruit

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Thailand travel: Lush Phuket’s ripe for forbidden fruit

Thailand travel: Lush Phuket’s ripe for forbidden fruit THE SIGN at Phuket International Airport was intriguing to say the least. It informed travellers that loaded weapons and "munitions of war" weren't welcome on board aircraft - understandable - and, listed alongside these lethal impediments to a safe flight, was something called durian fruit. How could a humble fruit, which seemed to be classified somewhere between botulism and radioactive waste, be so threatening? Maybe I’d find out. Despite the seven-hour time difference, we’d arrived reasonably refreshed thanks to a lucky upgrade to Qatar Airways’ multi-award-winning business class service. This is pampering perfection...

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Taiwan extends highest travel warning to Hubei over epidemic

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Taiwan extends highest travel warning to Hubei over epidemic

Taiwan extends highest travel warning to Hubei over epidemic Liu Shih-min (left), a division head of Taiwan's Tourism Bureau, and Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥). Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control on Saturday extended its highest travel warning to China's Hubei province due to concerns over a coronavirus epidemic that originated in the provincial capital of Wuhan. The CDC raised its travel advisory for Wuhan from a Level 2 alert to the highest Level 3 alert on Jan. 21 due to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) there, and it decided...

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10 travel hacks for 2020: avoid these surprise price hikes

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10 travel hacks for 2020: avoid these surprise price hikes

10 travel hacks for 2020: avoid these surprise price hikes Getty Images/iStockphoto Tokyo is set to be one of the most popular travel destinations in the world next year thanks to the 2020 Summer Olympics.  The past year saw highs and lows for the travel industry. The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft BA, -1.13%  following two fatal crashes caused headaches for travelers and airlines alike, prompting cancelled flights and route changes that have continued through today.   Travelers ability to book their own vacations also led to the downfall of Thomas Cook, the British tour operator, leaving some 600,000 people stranded. More recently,...

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