Travel in 2021: Can we expect good deals, or will hotel and flight prices skyrocket?

The cost of travel will slowly rebound from historic lows as more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations and book long-deferred trips, according to industry experts.

This time last year, air traffic in the U.S. plummeted, with 95% fewer travelers passing through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in April 2020 compared with April 2019. This reduced demand led to a corresponding decrease in airfare prices.

The average cost of a domestic round-trip ticket in the second quarter of 2020 dropped 28% from the same period in 2019, down to $259, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Few travelers were monitoring these prices

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7 Valentine’s Day travel deals to book now for travel later

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Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and the travel deals are piling up.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic last-minute getaway or planning for a year-end trip, you can use these deals to score a great deal on airfare, train tickets and hotel stays. But you’ll have to act quickly — most of these promotions are only running through the end of the month.

Here’s a

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Flooding hits LI’s South Shore while North Shore deals with snow cleanup

The bulk of the storm may be over but on Fire Island, they’re dealing with a significant amount of flooding.

Long Island battles flooding, snow cleanup following winter storm



Video shows the flooding from the live webcams from the Palms Hotel Fire Island in Ocean Beach.


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Early Tuesday morning on appropriately named River Road in Sayville, the water also came in during high tide.

High tide is expected again there at 1:40 p.m.

For the North Shore of Long Island, the big story is snow. Lots of it.

From Huntington where the snow

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Kirkland & Ellis revenue set to surge to $5bn on private equity deals

Kirkland & Ellis, the world’s highest-grossing law firm, is on track to generate record annual revenue of about $5bn following overwhelming demand during the pandemic.

Turnover at the powerful corporate adviser was approaching $5bn for the 12 months to the end of January, according to insiders, up from $4.15bn the year before. It follows a year in which three of the firm’s strongest areas — private equity, restructuring and litigation — all generated strong growth.

“It’s been eye-watering,” one partner said of the firm’s performance. “It’s been a shock.” Kirkland declined to comment.

Kirkland & Ellis has grown quickly over

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