the difficulty is airport When Airlines What you experienced recently would look like a walk in the park – or the terminal – compared to what’s to come labor day weekendTravel companies expect a surge in travelers during the holidaysas well as matching the number of people traveling before global pandemic In some cases, it even exceeds that. Reuters report.
Airlines say millions of travelers will flock to airports in the next few days, but I bet it’s going to make it feel like chaos is brewing all at once. Flight is breaking records even though it’s underway confusion Higher than normal airfares at airports across the United States.
united airlines expects 2.6 million passengers from Thursday to Tuesday. That’s roughly the same number as Labor Day weekend in 2019. But this is just one US airline. According to the TSA, a total of 12.6 million travelers flew in the United States Thursday through Monday, about 22 percent more passengers than in 2019, according to booking app Hopper.
Domestic flight tickets are expected to be 20% more expensive in 2019 and 2021. Meanwhile, international travel has increased by 14% compared to pre-pandemic levels. Reuters It quotes analysts who claim total travel spending has increased by 17% compared to 2019.
Along with Memorial Day, Labor Day weekend has historically been one of the busiest travel seasons in the United States. Expected passenger numbers at the airport this year on Labor Day are the same as those on Memorial Day, Hopper said, and he actually has a holiday scheduled ahead of the 4th of July weekend.
Higher demand is good for the industry, but it costs both airline passenger and staff. Passenger numbers have recovered, but staff at major airlines and hubs have not.airport understaffed And terribly unprepared for the travelers coming this holiday weekend. Of course, it’s not because the staff were asked to collect millions of passengers. It’s mostly in an industry that has been slow to recover from layoffs and furloughs.
Fortunately, it’s not all bad news. According to Reuters, flight cancellations are less of an issue this Labor Day than he was in 2021, but delays are on the rise. So don’t despair if you experience delays as your flight may take off. I think. Get in the car instead.