vacations that incorporate air travel will see a little less people at the
airports this year. A travel forecast by the Air Transport Association sees 37,000 less air travelers per day, which is 2% less than last Thanksgiving holiday season.
Flights have been reduced to match the drop so there won’t be many empty seats. The Thanksgiving holiday season includes a 12 day period surrounding the holiday period.
There will be about 23.2 million air flight passengers on domestic and international air flights. This is 12% below the same period in 2006. Yet, passengers should see full flights because airlines are limiting the available seats because of rising cost pressures like a 38% rise in fuel costs.
If possible you may want to book a flight on days that won’t be so busy. The most crowded days for the period are supposed to be Sunday, Nov.27, then Monday, Nov.28, and Friday, Nov. 18.