Sumary of Delta Variant Slams Brakes On U.S. Domestic Air Travel As Demand, Flight Prices Drop Below Pre-Pandemic Levels:
- ToplineThe surge in coronavirus cases across the U.S. is slamming the brakes on the recovery of the travel industry, according to Adobe’s Digital Economy Index, reversing a months-long trend of rebounding demand and prices for domestic air travel that was only just reaching pre-pandemic levels.
- Getty Images Key Facts In June, U.S. domestic flight bookings drove $6 billion in online spending, according to Adobe’s Digital Economy Index, just 5% below 2019 levels.
- For the first three weeks of August, prices for domestic flights dipped to 6% below 2019 levels, according to Adobe, which measures transactions from six of the top ten U.S. airlines.
- Crucial Quote Pandya said domestic flight bookings in August “show that U.S. consumers are taking the delta variant seriously and once again shifting their travel plans.
- That’s how much has been spent on online domestic flight bookings this year (from January through to July), according to Adobe.
- This is down 28% compared to the same period in 2019. What To Watch For Bookings for domestic flights for Labor Day weekend are down 16% compared to 2019. The ten most popular destinations according to arrival sites are: Bozeman, MT;