As Travel Rebounds, Airlines Are Figuring It Out on the Fly

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Before, air travel had certain rhythms. Business travelers flew out on Monday mornings and back on Thursday evenings, filling pricier seats. Come summer, price conscious leisure travelers took to the skies. Crowds flew for Thanksgiving, Labor Day, and Christmas, and to specific destinations for events—sports championships, music festivals, fashion weeks. Decades of historical data plugged into complex mathematical models helped airlines determine schedules and prices.

Then came the pandemic. “All of the history, all of the old practices that airlines used to follow to decide what was scheduled to fly and what prices to charge, had to be thrown out

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Georgia interstate fully reopens, damaged overpass removed

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In this photo released by the Georgia Department of Transportation, the SR 86 bridge is inspected over Interstate 16 in Treutlen County, Ga., Thursday, July 15, 2021. The Interstate is shut down in both directions from Exit 71 to Exit 78 due to a large dump trailer hitting the SR 86 bridge and shifting it nearly six feet. (GDOT via AP)

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Authorities reopened a stretch of a heavily traveled Georgia interstate in both directions by Friday evening, after crews made quick work of demolishing a bridge overpass that was badly damaged by a crash.

Westbound traffic on

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New Study Predicts Hotel Slump, Worker Shortage

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The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) recently published a report and a state-by-state breakdown of job loss that indicate the hotel industry’s recovery might not be as clear-cut as the return of leisure travel.

The report predicted that hotel room revenue will drop $44 billion this year compared to 2019’s pre-pandemic levels, with occupancy down ten percent. While leisure travel is picking up, business travel, which generates the largest source of revenue for the hospitality industry, could take until as late as 2024 to recover fully.

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The study also found a large gap in employment, with

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Exciting plans to reopen Bridge 63 as a pub, restaurant and coffee bar

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Bridge 63 in Red Rock
Bridge 63 in Red Rock

The canalside Bridge 63 at Red Rock is more than 100 years old and for generations was a thriving hostelry.

But despite its idyllic setting in a relatively affluent area with many Haigh Hall visitors passing by, in 2011 it fell foul of the pub industry’s decline and closed its doors.

Since then the pub, which was formerly known as the Crawford Arms, has become a source of concern for locals and councillors who have been calling for the eyesore’s renovation.

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What to Know Before You Book On These Travel Sites

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There are deals out there, but so are many scams. Travel bloggers put together this check list to use on your next vacation.

If you are looking to make that one more getaway this summer, you’ve probably been looking for cool deals.  While they are out there, so are the scams.  Travel bloggers have put together their best tips to get the most without being scammed.

Tips for Planning Your Next Vaca 

  1.  Book with known travel partners like Expedia, Airbnb, vrbo, etc. instead of a package off Craig’s list.  These websites allow you to compare prices and operate on reviews.
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