Travel Tip: Why You’ll See More People at the Airport This Spring
According to the trade group Airlines for America, the number of flyers taking to the skies will reach nearly 134 million this month and next.
That’s not just domestic. More than 17 million of those travelers will be flying internationally.
To accommodate all this traffic, the airlines are increasing the number of available seats by three percent, or an extra 64,000 seats a day.
This good news, overall. It means the economy is improving and people are gaining the confidence to travel again.
But even with the extra seats, this will still most likely lead to congested skies and overcrowded airports.
Why? Because it’s already happening!
My advice? Travel around spring break weeks, not during them. Fly mid-week instead of on weekends, and always book the very first flight out that day—the one that’s least likely to be delayed or canceled.
For more information about airlines and airports, check out:
- Predictions for the Future of Air Travel
- The Most Reliable Airlines and Airports in the World
- What Are the Safest Airlines in the World?
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