Flying For The Holidays Could Be Problematic
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically slowed the travel industry worldwide to an alarming standstill.
Last year 2 million passengers were reported on a day. This year that number dropped under 100,000.
While that might sound great for your travel plans, experts say there are still things to be wary about if you are planning holiday travel.
According to FOX:
As of late September: American Airlines and United Airlines had only about 25% of the bookings for November as they did compared to last year. Delta Air Lines had just 12% booked by comparison.
The biggest problem with this is if flights are not filled up to a certain point, the flight will be cancelled. So even if you booked your reservation, you might not actually be on the flight.
Another issue is many people are paying for these flights with vouchers from previously cancelled flights, therefore the airlines are not making money from these flights.
Airlines have already made major cutbacks laying off tens of thousands of people.
So when you get to the airport, don't be surprised if it takes a while because of he lack of staff.
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