Posted by: traveloneinc | November 29, 2016

Non-union workers strike at Chicago’s O’Hare airport

CHICAGO, Nov. 29 (UPI) — Service personnel at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will hold a strike and rally in support of a wage increase Tuesday, union officials said.

Non-unionized janitors, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants are expected to participate in a “Day of Disruption” organized for 20 airports across the country by the Service Employees International Union, which is supporting the strikers. The Chicago Department of Aviation said it does not expect the work stoppage to affect flights.

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Posted by: traveloneinc | November 21, 2016

Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Japan

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November 21, 2016

Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Japan

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Honshu at 5:59am Tuesday (2:59pm Central Monday) according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.  A tsunami wave of 3-10 feet is possible in the area of Fukushima, home to the nuclear power plant destroyed by the tsunami following the earthquake in 2011.

Travel One is in the process of contacting its affected travelers.  However, if you have travel plans in/out/connecting in Japan please contact Travel One for assistance.

For more information, please refer to the following news outlets:

CNN

Bloomberg

Posted by: traveloneinc | November 21, 2016

World Heath Organizations Ends Zika Public-Health Emergency Status

From Travelmarket Report

by Richard D’Ambrosio / November 21, 2016

Following a meeting of its Emergency Committee on Zika, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday announced that the disease and its associated consequences no longer present a public health emergency of international concern.

Removing the international emergency designation puts Zika in the class of other dangerous mosquito-borne disease, like malaria or yellow fever. The WHO committee, which is charged with overseeing the monitoring and coordinated efforts to combat Zika, stressed the need for continued research into the disease. Zika has been linked to congenital and other neurological disorders, and many aspects are not clearly understood.

WHO first declared a state of emergency on Feb. 1, and the virus has since spread to almost every country in the Western Hemisphere except Canada. For the travel industry, fears of Zika caused a fall in bookings to Florida, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Central and South America, and other vacation destinations, especially among travelers in their 30s.

But recently suppliers have been reporting upticks, as travelers beyond the child-bearing years seem to be less concerned about the disease. Just this weekend, for example, Scott Wiseman of Travel Impressions said his

Posted by: traveloneinc | October 18, 2016

DOT Bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From Airplanes

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced effective Saturday, October 15, 2016 a ban on all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones on all flights in the United States.  Travelers were previously allowed to power-down the phone and carry with them onto the aircraft – this will no longer be allowed.  Additionally, the device by not be in carry-on, checked baggage, or shipped as air cargo.

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As always, contact your Travel One at 952-854-2551 or 1-800-247-1311 for the most current travel information.

Posted by: traveloneinc | September 9, 2016

LaGuardia Airport Travel Advisories

Travel Advisories – LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport continues its multi-billion-dollar redevelopment program to completely re-imagine your travel experience. Passengers will continue to travel through LaGuardia during the airport’s construction period.  Parking will be limited and some roads will be closed or detoured.  Customers are urged to leave additional travel time and find other means of getting to the airport. Traveling during construction can be challenging and we appreciate your patience as we work to build an exceptional airport.

Stay informed about the latest conditions at the airport, visit their alerts page.

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