Southwest Airlines is launching new flights out west from CLT soon

Southwest Airlines announced plans to bring two new nonstop routes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport starting in November.

The move came less than a week after American Airlines confirmed it would resume its first nonstop flight to Europe since the coronavirus pandemic brought route cancellations to North Carolina.

Southwest will begin operating daily flights from CLT to Denver beginning Nov. 4, and will begin offering a seasonal flight from Charlotte

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Vail Valley hotels make Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 40 Resorts in the Midwest and West

Each year, luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler presents its readers’ choice awards. This year’s Top 40 Resorts in the Midwest and West features destinations from Alaska to Texas, including eight resorts in Colorado and two in Eagle County.

Manor Vail Lodge ranked No. 8 with a score of 98.83; and The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon came in at No. 26, with a 96.84 score.

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Camper van rentals: A socially distant way to road trip in the American West

Did you miss your staycation summer road trip around Alaska?

As the temperature drops, travelers are looking to the national parks in the Lower 48 for some more socially distant holidays.

Two companies are designing rental fleets in different ways to appeal to these travelers — many of whom are younger than your traditional RV travelers.

“We have more than 650 camper vans in our fleet,” said Eric Fullerton, marketing

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West Virginia site chosen for high-speed travel facility

Virgin Hyperloop One will build a certification center in West Virginia to test the high-speed transportation concept that uses enclosed pods to zip passengers underground at over 600 mph

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With winter looming, West Kootenay ski tour operators say they’ve adapted

On August 5, a bus pulled up to a helipad at Parson, BC, southeast of Golden. A group of about 30 individuals, all wearing masks, were decked out in ski gear, complete with helmets, gloves and boots – under the blazing sun, in 80°F (27°C) weather.

Crazy? Not really. The group was made up of employees of Canadian Mountain Holidays, the heli-ski tour operator. And this was a dry run

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Short-term rental abuse quickly becoming a problem in West Palm… but what can be done?

WEST PALM BEACH — The vacation rental agreement made clear there could be no more than 12 people in the house in West Palm’s Northwood Shores neighborhood and no more than four cars.



a house with bushes in front of a building: An Airbnb in the Flamingo Park neighborhood in West Palm Beach. [GREG LOVETT/palmbeachpost.com]


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An Airbnb in the Flamingo Park neighborhood in West Palm Beach. [GREG LOVETT/palmbeachpost.com]

But then owner Andy Brandt, who lives nearby, got a call from a neighbor of his house at 201 Flagler Lane

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How the Giants Are Adjusting for This Week’s West Coast Travel

The Giants are set to make their first trip to the west coast this weekend when they visit the Los Angeles Rams, a lengthy six-hour flight that had head coach Joe Judge already thinking ahead as to how he was going to minimize the jetlag that typically accompanies lengthy air travel.

While some East Coast teams might look to fly out to the West Coast on a Friday for a

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West Palm Beach seeks to curb neighborhood short-term rental abuses

Tony Doris
 
| Palm Beach Post

WEST PALM BEACH — The vacation rental agreement made clear there could be no more than 12 people in the house in West Palm’s Northwood Shores neighborhood and no more than four cars.

But then owner Andy Brandt, who lives nearby, got a call from a neighbor of his house at 201 Flagler Lane in West Palm Beach – cars and people all over

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Escape the West Coast with this Utah Road Trip

When I loaded up a mustard-colored Kia Seltos in June with a cooler, a suitcase, a kayak, and a mountain bike and struck out of Portland for the rust-colored rockscapes of Utah, it felt a little reckless.



a close up of food on a dirt road: Courtesy Winston Ross


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Oregon had begun to get a weak grip on the coronavirus, but too many of the reddest Utahns were proudly rebuffing epidemiologists’ urgent pleas

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Nuclear waste could travel through Dallas-Fort Worth if West Texas plan is approved

If approved by federal regulators, at least 5,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste from across the U.S. could travel through the Metroplex on its way to a West Texas storage facility that already stores low-level radioactive materials.

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High-level nuclear waste refers to spent, or used, reactor fuel and waste materials that exist after the used fuel is reprocessed for disposal. The radioactive waste poses potentially harmful effects to

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Alaska Airlines announces five new leisure routes on West Coast

  • Alaska Airlines is growing its West Coast route network with a focus on leisure routes to sun destinations for the winter.
  • Los Angeles and Palm Springs are the focus of the expansion with the airline going up against tough competition on popular routes to Cancun and Reno.
  • Most flights are operated by Alaska Airlines’ regional brand using Embraer E175 regional jets.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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The Truth About Homeless Hotels and the Upper West Side

‘I’m appalled at how homeless advocates have lost sight of the needs of this vulnerable population and have turned against a community that spoke out against human suffering.’

Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Mayor de Blasio, seen in 2016, committed to moving the homeless from hotels to shelters. Rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a temporary move in the opposite direction.

You might have heard stories in recent weeks about

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