Sumary of Thanksgiving travel sees passenger numbers at pre-pandemic levels:
- Thanksgiving has seen more than 53 million Americans crossing the country to be with their loved ones, as travel resumed to pre-pandemic levels on Wednesday.
- Despite high gas prices, traffic jams, and costly airline tickets, this year is expected to have the highest single-year travel increase since 2005, according to AAA Travel.
- According to AAA, there will be an estimated 13 per cent increase in travel for the US holiday compared to the same period last year.
- FlightAware’s live-tracking map shows thousands of airborne planes on Thanksgiving day, especially over the east coast.
- “This Thanksgiving, travel will look a lot different than last year,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA Travel.
- “Now that the borders are open and new health and safety guidelines are in place, travel is once again high on the list for Americans who are ready to reunite with their loved ones for the holiday.