Thanksgiving Travel BUSIER Than Before COVID

Passengers stand in line to go through security at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 2, 2022. - US airlines are bracing customers for what will probably be a bumpy Fourth of July holiday weekend as the industry struggles to manage a surge in travel demand that probably exceeds its current capacity. Flight delays and cancellations created a difficult start for many travelers leaving town for the holiday. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • More people are traveling through US airports in the pre-holiday period than in 2019, according to the TSA.
  • United Airlines anticipates Sunday the 27th to be its biggest day since before the pandemic, with more than 460,000 passengers flying back from their Thanksgiving celebrations.
  • Inflation is replacing Covid as the biggest disruptor to holiday travel, as fliers heading home will have likely paid more for their tickets than in recent years.

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