travel

When is the best time to buy tickets for flights leaving Charlotte?

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US Airway’s Boeing 737 taxiing to 18C for Takeoff with Charlotte’s skyline in the background. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Summer is fast approaching, which means that many in Charlotte are probably starting to plan vacations to distant states or countries, looking for a much needed break from work, school and/or the sometimes oppressive heat and humidity of the Southeast.

No doubt, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport will be a busy place throughout the coming months. And after reading a recent article on FiveThirtyEight.com about the potential benefits of using websites such as Kayak.com to predict whether airfare will increase or decrease in the near future, we got to wondering about the ideal time to purchase plane tickets in advance of a flight departing from Charlotte-Douglas. (more…)

What are the most dangerous roads & intersections in Charlotte?

Traffic is a growing problem in Charlotte and surrounding areas as more and more people relocate to the region. In fact, Mecklenburg County recently reached a milestone when population surpassed 1 million back in September 2013. And it’s been estimated that the county adds around 72 new residents each day.

This got me to wondering where traffic accidents are most likely to occur in our city and which specific intersections might be best to avoid, if at all possible. (more…)