The Kansas City Aviation Department said 674,473 passengers arrived and departed through KCI’s gates for the month. Passenger boardings at KCI represented 338,233 of that total traffic in February, also up 4 percent.
Q: Has anybody tried to rent a car lately? We are attending a family reunion in Minnesota in September, so I thought I’d jump online and lock in a great rate with an advance booking. But holy smokes — the rates are semi-astronomical. Do car rentals ever hit a sweet spot, like how airline tickets are allegedly at their best price 54 days before travel? Any suggestions on when to buy?
The flight from KCI departs from Terminal B at 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. Southwest, which provides the most service from KCI, announced the LaGuardia service last November.
Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity.
Q: Looking to travel to some warm location over Christmas. In the past, leaving on Christmas Day resulted in a cheap airfare. Starting to look for this year and tickets are ridiculously high. Should we wait?
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Welcome to the world of dynamic pricing. One price for you, another price for someone else. It’s unfair, yes, but it’s also an industry standard. You could appeal to the company, and I think you’re going about it the right way, through the feedback form.
Someone told me that if you check over and over for a route on Expedia, Travelocity and the like that the site will hike up the fare. It’s almost like the more you check on prices, the more the site knows that you really want to go there and they hike up the price. Is this true or is it urban legend?
The Kansas City Aviation Department said 701,241 passengers arrived and departed from the airport in January. However, passenger boardings at KCI fell 0.2 percent for the month compared with January 2014.
Q: I have an eight-hour layover at LAX coming up in two weeks. Any suggestions of places to go near the airport for food, sights, fun? Bonus points if I can get there by public transit rather than a cab.
Besides the usual enrollment site in Lenexa, frequent travelers can sign up for the Transportation Security Administration’s precheck program March 9 through 13 at Kansas City International Airport. Precheck allows travelers to go through special lanes and avoid removing their shoes and some other inconveniences of the usual screening process.
It might be a little early to book tickets for the summer, but it’s hard to know for certain. Remember, even airlines don’t know whether fares will go up or down. It’s market-driven. Travel columnist Christopher Elliott recommends a site such as Yapta, which lets you track your airfare and select the best time to buy.
Graceland, the longtime Presley home that opened to the public in Memphis, Tenn., in 1982, five years after the star’s death, will establish a second permanent home in Las Vegas, where the singer had some of his greatest triumphs.
A federal lawsuit filed Thursday by a suburban Chicago descendant of Holocaust victims alleged the French national railway confiscated property and belongings from tens of thousands of Jews and other "undesirables" sent to Nazi concentration camps from France.
Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration this summer will give the park a chance to unveil a new fireworks show, a new parade and a water and light show hosted by Mickey Mouse and Neil Patrick Harris.
On our second morning in Rajasthan, we awoke to the sound of birds chattering, vendors barking and taxis beeping in the lane below our window. It was the merry din of an Indian city waking up to a busy day.
A pair of subtle but significant changes to how Universal Studios Hollywood issues annual passes may signal just when the movie theme park plans to open the highly anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016.