For most Americans. Labor Day will is their last chance to enjoy a three-day weekend for quite some time. This has always meant that Labor Day travel numbers are always super high, and this year it’s about to get a lot worse.
According to Reuters, Washington-based trade group Airlines for America, is expecting U.S. airlines to carry 14.2 million passengers worldwide from September 2 through September 8. This is a 3 percent increase from 2014.
Airlines for America claims that airlines have add more flights on their schedules and will utilized larger planes to accommodate all the passengers. Along with cheaper costs, flying seems to be the most comfortable and economical way to travel throughout the summer, particularly during a shorter visit.
Expedia gathered up some data showing the top destinations for Labor Day travel. Coming in at number one is Las Vegas, followed by New York, Cancun, Orland and Chicago. Expedia noted that not only are flight costs more affordable, but that those who are flying overseas will enjoy an overall inexpensive (as inexpensive as it could be) stay. “The favorable exchange rates we’ve seen this summer are a welcome relief for travelers looking to experience Europe,” said Expedia senior editor Ingrid Belobradic in a statement to Travel Pulse. “Coupled with the already great promotions available, we’re seeing opportunities for strong savings this Labor Day across international and domestic destinations.”
And, just an FYI, if you haven’t already booked your Labor Day flight, no worries. Only about 20% of people already have, so you have sometime, and shall we suggest somewhere like Italy?
Where will you be traveling to this Labor Day?