Thanksgiving travel surges, despite high costs and fear of delays

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2022
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Sarah Grillo/Axios

High costs and ubiquitous logistical headaches aren't slowing down Americans' holiday travel.

Driving the news: Airports and airlines are bracing for crowds and looking to stave off delays as millions of Americans skip town.

"We have only seen demand grow since the end of August," Hayley Berg, an economist at Hopper Inc., told Axios.

By the numbers: In total, approximately 54.6 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving, which is about 98% of pre-pandemic levels, per AAA.

More than 2 million people per day have passed through Transportation...

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