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Cleveland connections

What once was known solely as an industrial city on the banks of Lake Erie has transformed itself into a cultural hub with a lively downtown dining and entertainment scene, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and three professional sports teams all within the central business district. Outside of downtown, several districts

United to add nonstop service to Cleveland

In addition to providing direct service to Cleveland, the new route will give Oklahoma City air travelers options in connecting to destinations on the East Coast. In recent years, the carrier has added nonstop service from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles, Newark, N.J., Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. “Will Rogers World Airport is now one


SOUTHWEST Good news for anyone who has been dying to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or catch a Cleveland Cavaliers game, but has held off because there was no direct flight from Oklahoma City: On Sept. 20, United Airlines announced plans to begin daily, nonstop service to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport beginning

AAA expects strong holiday travel around July 4

The group projects 42.3 million people in the United States will travel 50 or more miles, a 4.9-percent increase over the 40.3 million who traveled during the same period last year. In Oklahoma, AAA expects 543,500 people to travel, a 4.7-percent increase in travelers over the holiday weekend last year. With the holiday mid-week, AAA

As airport gets busier, lines get longer

Traffic can vary, Airport Spokeswoman Karen Carney said, but the peak time between 5:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. passengers can expect to wait in line at the security checkpoint for upward of 30 to 50 minutes. “We are seeing more passengers in the early morning time frame than we did a year ago,” Carney said.

Destination: relevance

She missed 9/11 and the Internet travel boom, but when she returned to the field in 2010, the landscape looked different. “Huge changes,” Bradford says. For instance, more than half the travel agencies in business in the late 1990s are now shuttered. That Internet sites like Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia now not only let people

Sign language

“It made us feel horrible,” Koranda says. “With the website, the visitor’s guides and ads, people were still having trouble just finding us and then trying to find out what else there was to do in Norman.” Moving closer to Interstate 35 helped boost the bureau’s visibility. Now Koranda and Norman Chamber of Commerce president

AAA Estimates it will rescue 5,800 Oklahoma motorists

The auto club will be replacing batteries, performing jump starts, changing tires, extricating cars from ditches, towing vehicles to repair shops and providing other services. Nationwide, AAA expects to come to the aid of more than 800,000 stranded members during the 11-day period. “Whether you are planning a local day trip or long distance year-end

Year-end holiday travel volume will hit five-year high, AAA predicts

This year’s travel volume is the highest since 2006. AAA defines the travel season as running from Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Today, the auto club released its annual year-end travel forecast, which revealed growth in both Oklahoma and nationwide, but only for auto travel, not air. Nationally, 83.6 million will be