Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As we near the busiest travel time of the year it's clear tough economic times have taken a toll on the airline industry.
Yvette Aehle, director of Southwest Georgia Regional Airport says, "Because of fuel prices and the economy with a severe downturn, the airlines are severely limiting capacity which of course pushes prices up."
And up they will likely remain. It's because airlines will offer less than 3000 fewer non-stop domestic flights a day during the Thanksgiving travel season. That's an 11% drop from last year.
"We've got an average of between $50 to $100 more than what we saw last year. So yes, it's going to be full on those airplanes and it's going to cost your more to get there," says Aehle.
But waiting for a deal to come around could leave you stranded on the ground. With fewer seats and fewer flights, holiday airfare specials won't be easy to find. Booking early will not only guarantee your seat, but could actually save you money in the long run.
"The longer you wait, the more expensive it's going to get. And you might not be able to find the seats you want. So obviously planning ahead is critical this year," says Aehle.
Aehle says Albany's flight schedule will remain the same through the holidays and that booking flights to Atlanta shouldn't be a problem. She warns though that connector flights out of Atlanta could be harder to book if travelers wait until the last minute to do so.