Labor Day weekend journey exceeds pre-pandemic ranges

The Transportation Safety Administration screened extra vacationers final weekend than throughout Labor Day in 2019, making it the primary vacation that exceeded journey in contrast with the identical interval earlier than the pandemic.

Why it issues: The busy Labor Day weekend caps off a summer season of “revenge journey,” with People hitting the street and reserving flights to make up for pandemic-related journey cancellations.

Driving the information: TSA screened 8.76 million vacationers between Sept. 2 and Sept. 5, which is 106% of checkpoint quantity from the identical interval in 2019, per a TSA spokesperson.

  • The TSA screened 8.62 million passengers over Labor Day weekend in 2019.
  • Labor Day weekend was anticipated to be a busier journey weekend than it was final yr, as People have been capping off a summer season of journey marred by flight cancellations and delays.
  • AAA journey knowledge confirmed that home journey bookings, together with air journey, automobiles, cruises, lodges and excursions have been more likely to be up 22% from 2021.
  • Go deeper… Labor Day vacationers face one other chaotic vacation weekend

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