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Memorial Day Holiday Travel 2024

Get ready for the biggest Memorial Day holiday ever, with more people traveling this year than in recent history. 

Planes and hotels will be full, and AAA reports a near record number of Americans will be on the road. 

And to give you an idea of just the airline numbers, United Airlines alone is reporting that the carrier will fly 3 million passengers between May 23 and May 28, and that’s up nearly 10% over 2023. 

As a result, some smart travelers are extending the three day weekend and returning instead on Wednesday after Memorial Day. 

And keep in mind, Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to what now looks to be a very crowded summer.