- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BREAKING NEWS:

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush says the government will expand to the entire country the opening of extra flight lanes typified by the East Coast “Thanksgiving Express” lane made available by the military a year ago.

Bush went to the Transportation Department Tuesday morning to announce that additional air travel lanes this holiday season will be made available along not only the Eastern Seaboard and New York City area, but also in the Midwest, Southwest and West.

The president said the aim is to “make travel easier” for Americans and said he recognizes that people are worried about flights delays, lost baggage and other problems as the holiday season approaches. He said he expects that new Transportation Department rules carrying out the policy change for extra flying lanes will be finalized and ready for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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