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Holiday travel boom expected

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to scale back construction during the holiday travel period, but motorist this season may be replacing one headache with another as gas prices are projected to climb to a six-year high.
Atlanta airport reports holiday travel up

ATLANTA - Atlanta's airport is reporting an increase in passenger traffic during the Thanksgiving weekend, saying more than 1.8 million people passed through.
Amtrak train with 218 aboard goes off tracks in SC

...buses and trains to take stranded passengers to their destinations further up the East Coast as the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week was opening.Seven of the nine cars on Train 20 from New Orleans went off the track but stayed upright, Amtrak...
Higher gas, rainy travel this holiday

...pressure moving in from the Gulf will bring widespread rain to Georgia through Wednesday, typically the heaviest day for holiday travel. Tuesday will see the highest chance of rainfall, with a 100 percent chance.Augustans could see up to 2 inches...
Tips for surviving the rigors of holiday travel

If you're among the 25.1 million people projected to fly this Thanksgiving, there are some things you can do to make your trip more pleasant.
Weather slows some flights in, out of Augusta Regional Airport

...experienced all the joys and challenges of flying," she said. "I can't wait to get home."In an already busy holiday travel week, messy weather has slowed flights in and out of Augusta Regional Airport.Late on Tuesday, a winter weather...
Lower airfare, cheaper gas for Thanksgiving travel

...growth for the fourth year in a row," said Brent Hubele, the vice president of AAA Travel.Since 2008, overall holiday travel has increased 15 percent.Police will also be on the road during the holiday period, which generally runs from Wednesday...
Shopgirl: Cadle relaunch; holiday travel bag; and apps for fitness

Wesley Cadle is re-launching his store on Monte Sano Avenue with a special emphasis on bedding and table linens, with nooks throughout the store arranged in Cadle's signature style.
Airports trade layover horror for 'terminal bliss'

...into places of Zen-like tranquility and luxury where people actually want to get stuck ? and spend money. As the holiday travel season is in full gear, airports are putting what one designer calls "terminal bliss" on display in hopes of drawing...
Ga. troopers make 321 DUI arrests

...ATLANTA - Georgia state troopers arrested 321 people on charges of driving under the influence during the New Year's holiday travel period, which began at 6 p.m. Friday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Tuesday.That compares to 262 arrests...