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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Storm impacting airports

August 28, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times staff writer
  • Hurricane Isaac is predicted to hit late today, but forecasters are giving it a wide berth.
Hurricane Isaac is predicted to hit late today, but forecasters are giving… (Associated Press )

Forecasters are warning vacationers as far west as Houston to keep track of Hurricane Issac. The storm is expected to make landfall late Tuesday . . . . Flight cancellations due to the storm were well into the thousands by late Monday. Some airlines are giving passengers nearly a year to rebook while others are requiring passengers to be on planes as quickly as Friday. George Hobica of AirfareWatchdog.com  says the process should be standardized. “It's not the passengers' fault that a hurricane happened, ” he told the Associated Press . . . . The Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival starts Saturday and runs through through Labor Day. Go to www.TahoeFoodandWine.com . . . . Three days of fly-fishing classes,  beginners to advanced, will be offered at a fly-fishing fair at Mammoth Lakes, Sept. 13-16. Registration is $10. Info: (818) 757-3474 . . . . Morro Bay holds its sixth annual Avocado and Margarita Festival Sept. 15-16. For details, visit avomargfest.com . . . Santa Barbara’s “1st Thursdays” continue  on Sept. 6, with 35 art venues showing off exhibits, artist receptions  and featuring live music. Info: www.santabarbaradowntown.com . . . . A ferry travelling to Provincetown on Cape Cod ran aground in Boston Harbor over the weekend. None of the 149 people and one dog who were onboard was injured . . . . Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point is marking its 25th anniversary with 25% off room rates and $25 resort credit during the month of September. Book the special using booking code W06, at www.lagunacliffs.com or (949) 661-5000 . . . . Travel quote of the day:  “It is perfectly obvious that no one nor any single country can save the world from the horrors of tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and winged influenza.” (Richard Reeves)

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