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Lyft, Hertz Team on New Summer Travel Offerings

Lyft and Hertz are partnering and launching new offerings intended to make summer air travel easier, according to a Monday (June 27) press release. Lyft is offering Priority Pickup for customers in select markets heading to airports, and is now allowing shared trips for airport runs. Lyft stated in the announcement that the busiest window for airport rides is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and riders can schedule trips in advance.
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America's airline travel 'becoming third-world:' David Asman

FOX Business host David Asman joined Martha MacCallum on "The Story" Monday to discuss the air travel crisis nationwide and its potential causes. DAVID ASMAN: Well, we are in many ways becoming third world in the way we operate. And so much of it had to do with believing that the government could solve the problem by spending our money. First of all, government has to take a role. The FAA is easy to spread criticism at the airlines, but they didn't monitor the spending of that money, which was, by the way, more than $54 billion. We spent $29 billion in grants to airlines for payroll support, even though right now we have 28,000 fewer workers than we did in December 2019.
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Expect the Busiest July 4 Travel Weekend in Years

AAA expects 42 million Americans to travel by car this weekend, with the overall volume of travelers expected to be the second highest since the year 2000. The national average gas price has retreated a bit from the $5.00 mark seen just a couple of weeks ago, but gas prices remain well above $4.50 in many states, with others far above the $5.50 mark.
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Heathrow told to reduce passenger charges

Heathrow Airport must reduce its passenger charges amid a surge in demand for flights, the aviation regulator has announced. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the cap on the west London airport’s average charge per passenger will fall from £30.19 today to £26.31 in 2026. This is...
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Indonesia Says Garuda to Refocus on Domestic Travel

Indonesia's Deputy Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Kartika Wirjoatmodjo discusses the restructuring plan for PT Garuda Indonesia and its prospects. Creditors gave the embattled flag carrier the go ahead on a plan to restructure liabilities worth 142.4 trillion rupiah ($9.6 billion). Wirjoatmodjo speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."
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AAA predicts 1 million Tennesseans will travel for Independence Day

Automobile travel expected to set a new record despite historically high gas prices. Independence Day will be the busiest on record in Tennessee, as travel volumes continue to trend upwards with no sign of slowing down. AAA predicts over 1 million Tennesseans will travel 50 miles or more during the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). That’s 3% more than last year’s holiday, and is likely to set a new travel record in Tennessee for Independence Day.
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