Study Predicts Labor Day Travel Will Surpass 4th Of July Numbers

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Study Predicts Labor Day Travel Will Surpass 4th Of July Numbers

Study Predicts Labor Day Travel Will Surpass 4th Of July Numbers

A new study from The Vacationer predicts that Labor Day travel numbers will exceed those of the 4th of July travel boom. Previously, the 4th of July travel weekend saw record numbers of air travelers since the COVID-19 pandemic began. That weekend alone saw more than 7.9 million air travelers, according to TSA data. That is lower than pre-pandemic numbers, but it indicates travel is increasing. This study from The Vacationer predicts even more travelers on Labor Day weekend, setting a new record.

During the period of July 29 to August 3, TSA saw more than 2 million passengers per day passing through airports. That’s a new record since the onset of the pandemic. To keep up with increasing numbers of passengers, airlines like United are adding more flights and more routes. If the most recent holiday saw record numbers, and recent “typical day” numbers are setting records, then it’s likely that Labor Day weekend will again set records in air travel.

The new study from The Vacationer estimates that 137 million Americans (53% of the population) plan to travel over the Labor Day weekend. However, a fully 37% plan to travel by car, and only 12% plan to fly.

Labor Day travel numbers will also depend on how much (if at all) the new Delta variant slows down travel. Studies say that 48% of Americans say the Delta variant is a slight concern for them, while 28% say it’s a big concern when considering travel. Nearly 25% of Americans say COVID-19 and the Delta variant are not a problem when considering travel for Labor Day.

Ryan S
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  1. I can tell you regarding travel, I am in DisneyWorld right now and the place is empty. The requiring of wearing masks indoors and on rides while universal is not requiring it is killing Disney.

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