MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:54:12 +0000 Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/a0b7e824568f43b4b055c206caa76d95 The fireworks are still a few days away, but travel for the July Fourth weekend is off to a booming start (July 1) (AP Video/Sharon Johnson, Ted Shaffrey, Eugene Garcia) a0b7e824568f43b4b055c206caa76d95 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:07:54 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 1 July 20221. Travelers check in via kioskHEADLINE: Officials expect big crowds for holiday travel2. People wait in line with luggage3. Woman attaches baggage tag to luggageANNOTATION: The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic.4. Wide departures screens5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mari Ismail, traveling from Baltimore:"I got to my gate right as they started boarding, so it was a very lengthy process, which is kind of surprising since I left BWI."6. Medium of people waiting on line to check-inANNOTATION: The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.4 million travelers at airport checkpoints on Thursday, 17% more than 2019. 7. Wide of people waiting on line to check-inANNOTATION: AAA predicts that nearly 48 million people will travel at least 50 miles or more from home over the weekend, slightly fewer than in 2019. 8. Woman at ticket counter 9.SOUNDBITE (English) Jordane Jeffrey, Traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Florida:"We go back on Monday, 4th of July, so I am hoping there's no delays because I work that night."WSB - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE, OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WSB; NO ACCESS ATLANTA MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSAtlanta - 1 July 2022 ++MUTE AT SOURCE++10. Traffic cam shows traffic moving on interstate ANNOTATION: AAA says car travel will set a record despite the national average price for gasoline hovering near $5.ASSOCIATED PRESSNewark, New Jersey - 1 July 202211. Passengers walk through airportANNOTATION: With many flights sold out over the July Fourth weekend, airlines will struggle to find seats for passengers whose flights are canceled. 12.Family walking13. Family checking-in14. SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Ramirez, Traveling to Dominican Republic: "If there's cancellations, like it's understandable. It's very busy. And if it happens, you know, it's just meant to be. But hopefully, like, our flight doesn't get canceled because this is what we hope for."ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles – 1 July 202215. People walking near United check-in area16. Close up of luggage 17.SOUNDBITE (English) Patricia Carreno, stranded traveler:"We were supposed to be on our way to Mazatlan, Mexico for our graduation trip but it got cancelled without us knowing."18. Various of people walking outside and inside of airportANNOTATION: By mid-afternoon Friday on the East Coast, airlines had canceled more than 350 U.S. flights and another 3,700 were delayed.STORYLINE:The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic.Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights Friday than they did earlier this week.The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.4 million travelers at airport checkpoints on Thursday, 17% more than on the same Friday before July Fourth in 2019. AAA predicts that nearly 48 million people will travel at least 50 miles or more from home over the weekend, slightly fewer than in 2019. AAA says car travel will set a record even with the national average price for gasoline hovering near $5.With many flights sold out over the July Fourth weekend, airlines will struggle to find seats for passengers whose flights are canceled. Airlines advise customers to check their flight's status before going to the airport.Thursday marked the 11th time since the pandemic started that TSA checked more people than it did on the same day in 2019, and just the second time since February.Airlines could almost surely be carrying more passengers if they had enough staffing. Many U.S. airlines have trimmed their summer schedules after bad weather, air-traffic delays and a lack of enough employees caused widespread cancellations over the Memorial Day weekend.By mid-afternoon Friday on the East Coast, airlines had canceled more than 350 U.S. flights and another 3,700 were delayed.AP Video shot by Sharon Johnson, Eugene Garcia, Ted Shaffrey===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The fireworks are still a few days away, but travel for the July Fourth weekend is off to a booming start (July 1) (AP Video/Sharon Johnson, Ted Shaffrey, Eugene Garcia) Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday