holiday travel

Air travel hits highest point since March

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – This week, air travel in the U.S. reached its highest point since March. Data from the Transportation Security Administration shows that more than 1.1 million people boarded planes the day before Christmas Eve. That’s the most since March …

Millions travel this holiday season

MEDFORD, Ore. – Millions are traveling this holiday season, despite warnings from health officials to stay home. The Rogue Valley International Medford Airport told NBC5 it’s been a busy week for them. The Security Director for Medford’s airport made it very clear …

Pandemic worries hang over holiday travel

(NBC News)  Despite an uptick in coronavirus cases nationwide, people are still planning to travel to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Most of them will be hitting the road. “80 percent of all trips for this fall are going to be road trips, …

Fog concerns holiday travelers

MEDFORD, Ore. — People catching flights in Medford Thursday morning may have been concerned about the fog, but the airport says there’s no need to worry. When the temperature drops below freezing, the airport normally brings out CASPER, a helium-filled balloon that …

AAA: Now is the busiest time for holiday travel

MEDFORD, Ore. — 1.4 million Oregonians will travel over the holiday, that’s according to the American Automobile Association. AAA says Thursday is the busiest day of the year to travel, but that didn’t stop travelers in Medford. “I said uh… Houston, we have …

Holiday travel: Slow down on slippery roads

MEDFORD, Ore. — As many head home after Thanksgiving, drivers are being urged to use caution on the roads, especially on high mountain passes. The Oregon Department of Transportation says many local highways can be quite slippery due to rain and snow, …

Hitting the road for Thanksgiving

(NBC News)  Whether on roadways or airways, holiday travelers have much to be thankful for this year. Lower crude oil prices and more gasoline from regional refineries have resulted in the lowest prices at the pump in more than five years. But …

Holiday travel tips

Ore. — With just days until the Thanksgiving holiday, Oregon Department of Transportation is reminding people to be prepared before hitting the roads. ODOT spokesman Gary Leaming says always know before you go. Check sites like Trip Check for road conditions and …