The French government published a decree Tuesday banning domestic commercial airline flights for journeys possible in less than two-and-a-half hours by train. AFP reports although the move was first included in a 2021 climate law and applied in practice, the Union of French Airports (UAF) as well as the European branch of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe) sought European Commission action to investigate whether it was legal. It has now been passed into law. The legislation does specify train services on the same route must be frequent, timely and well-connected enough to meet the needs of passengers who would otherwise travel by air — and able to absorb the increase in passenger numbers, according to AFP. The change will mostly impact travel between Paris and regional hubs such as Nantes, Lyon and Bordeaux, with connecting flights unaffected, as the French government continues to seek to flaunt its “green” credentials. Great Reset: French Govt to Recruit … [Read more...] about France Bans Short-Haul Flights: Orders Travelers to Catch a Train Instead
Could Air Travel Get Even More Miserable? Yes, and Here’s Why.
Were you planning on a last-minute trip to Orlando to visit Gov. Ron DeSantis’s favorite amusement park? “Prices are currently high for your search,” warns Google Flights. Well, yes they are. And yes, fares have been high throughout our last two years of “revenge travel” mode. Packed jets, ill-tempered passengers, bad airline management and weather roulette contributed to some miserable travel conditions last year, when more than 180,000 flights were canceled, according to Department of Transportation data. While the Federal Aviation Administration is corralling tantrum throwing grown-ups, there’s not much the agency can do about climate change-induced weather events. The industry is also struggling with staffing shortages that have contributed to domestic airline capacity, relative to the economy, remaining below prepandemic levels . This summer, when our overheating climate starts spinning thunderstorms and hurricanes around the country, we could be back to business as … [Read more...] about Could Air Travel Get Even More Miserable? Yes, and Here’s Why.
NAACP Warns Against Travel to Florida: ‘Openly Hostile’
The NAACP warned tourists to avoid visiting Florida in a formal travel advisory issued Saturday “in direct response to Governor Ron DeSantis ’ aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools,” according to the organization’s press statement . Initially put forward to the board of directors by the NAACP’s Florida State Conference, the advisory comes out of what the organization describes as “unrelenting attacks on fundamental freedoms” from the governor. The notice warns that the Sunshine State is now “openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals .” “Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color,” the statement said. DeSantis signed the Stop W.O.K.E Act to ban teachings of systemic racism in schools and … [Read more...] about NAACP Warns Against Travel to Florida: ‘Openly Hostile’
Memorial Day Travel 2023: When To Get Out Of Metro Atlanta
0 Traffic & Transit Traffic leaving Atlanta is expected to be 65 percent busier than normal on Memorial Day weekend. Amanda Lumpkin , Patch Staff Posted Reply GEORGIA — If you’re among the 42.3 million Americans expected to travel 50 or more miles from home over the May 25-30 Memorial Day holiday week, the auto club AAA’s travel forecast gives advance notice on when to get out of metro Atlanta and, especially, when to avoid Atlanta to Augusta via Interstate 20 eastbound. AAA expects the six-day period to be the third-busiest since it began measuring Memorial Day travel a decade ago. Most people will drive. Road trips are expected to be up 6 percent over last year, with about 37.1 million motorists on the roads — about 2 million more people than last year competing for space on highways. The holiday could be one of the busiest at the nation’s airports since Memorial Day in 2005, with nearly 3.4 million people, an 11 … [Read more...] about Memorial Day Travel 2023: When To Get Out Of Metro Atlanta
DeSantis dismisses NAACP’s Florida travel advisory ‘stunt,’ cites record-high tourist travel
close Video David Webb blasts NAACP's 'travel advisory' for Florida Fox News contributor David Webb discusses NAACP claiming that Florida is unsafe under Gov. DeSantis. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday dismissed the NAACP's formal travel advisory that accused Florida of being "openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals," and said recent tourist travel data shows Florida has never been more popular for all travelers. "As Governor DeSantis announced last week, Florida is seeing record-breaking tourism," DeSantis press secretary Jeremy Redfern told Fox News Digital in reaction to NAACP's travel advsory. "This is nothing more than a stunt." Redfern noted that DeSantis just last month celebrating Florida getting 37.9 million tourist visits in the first three months of this year, a state record for a single quarter. NAACP ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR BLACK AMERICANS TRAVELING TO DESANTIS' FLORIDA: … [Read more...] about DeSantis dismisses NAACP’s Florida travel advisory ‘stunt,’ cites record-high tourist travel
Memorial Day Travel 2023: When To Get Out Of Florida
0 Traffic & Transit AAA predicts more people will travel by car, plane and other this Memorial Day weekend. Here are the worst travel times around Florida. Deb Belt , Patch Staff Posted Reply FLORIDA — Whether you're heading across Interstate 4 to Orlando or along Interstate 95 to the Atlantic Coast beaches or the Carolinas, Memorial Day is predicted to be a busy travel weekend across Florida. Nationwide, AAA is predicting 42.3 million people will take trips of 50 miles or more during Memorial Day weekend this year. That's 2.7 million more people expected to travel than last year's Memorial Day weekend. "This is expected to be the third busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2000, when AAA started tracking holiday travel," said Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA Travel. "More Americans are planning trips and booking them earlier, despite inflation. This summer travel season could be one for the record books, … [Read more...] about Memorial Day Travel 2023: When To Get Out Of Florida