Many people have been stuck at home for over a year due to restrictions and pandemic safety concerns. As more and more people get vaccinated and restrictions begin to ease, the desire to plan a vacation is strong.
That could be why U.S. travelers are booking flights in record numbers. And if you’re planning to fly soon, you’ll want to prepare before jetting off on your own adventure. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect and how flying could impact your personal finances.
More travelers are flying in 2021
On the first Sunday of May, a record number of travelers took to the skies. According to TSA checkpoint travel numbers, 1.6 million people were screened at United States airports. While these numbers remain lower than 2019 levels, this is still impressive. Exactly one year prior, during the beginning months of the pandemic, the TSA screened just over 170,000 travelers. A lot has changed in a year.
The Associated Press notes that the TSA has screened at least 1 million passengers per day since March 11, 2021. These numbers show that leisure travel is on the rise. It’ll be interesting to see how this number grows as more people get vaccinated and feel more at ease about traveling during a pandemic.
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