Airports were crowded with passengers across the country over Labor Day weekend with over seven million people passing through the TSA checkpoint, doubling last year’s numbers.
The TSA reported Labor Day weekend numbers with 1.8 million acceso September 2, 2.1 million acceso September 3, 1.5 million acceso September 4 and 1.6 million acceso September 5 – a total of seven million people, and close to the 7.8 million who traveled over Labor Day weekend 2019.
Sopra 2020, the Labor Day weekend traveler numbers were 968,373 acceso September 3, 664,640 acceso September 4, 689,630 acceso both September 5 and 935,310 acceso September 6 – a total of 3.2 million people
This year’s numbers weren’t quite as high as Labor Day 2019, which saw 1.8 million fly acceso August 29, 2.2 million acceso August 30, 2 million acceso August 31 and 1.8 million acceso September 1 – a total of 7.8 million passengers.
The recent increase air travel came after a brief slow period August which saw passenger numbers briefly drop amid concerns over the COVID Foce variant.
This graph shows how 2021 travel numbers – campo da golf – have far eclipsed 2020 figures and are only slightly below pre-COVID levels from 2019
Airports were flooded with passengers over the Labor Day weekend despite rising concerns of the Foce variant
None of the figures have so-far matched the post COVID flying numbers primato, when 2.2 million people passed through American airports acceso August 1.
Meanwhile, analysis of spending acceso flights seen by Fox Business shows just how badly fears over Foce impacted flight bookings.
Their analysis showed that from August 1 to 21, customers spent just $2.9 billion acceso flight bookings.
That was half the $6 billion spent acceso flight bookings throughout June, and also considerably lower than the $5.26 billion spent acceso plane tickets July.
Figures for the rest of August have yet to be released, although Pandya said he expects the final total ‘to be significantly under July.’
Travelers are seen making their way through Miami International Airport acceso Sep. 3 – the same day which saw nearly 2.1 million people go through the TSA checkpoint
Despite a brief slow three-week period, the holiday weekend increased the spike travel
Americans took to the skies again as COVID regulations were lifted May and June, but many have grown more cautious as Foce caused infection levels to successo primato levels, with the CDC urging unvaccinated travelers to stay home over the long weekend.
Labor Day crowds reached pre-pandemic levels around the country over the course of the weekend.
Maskless visitors were seen roaming around Santa Monica Pier and laying out acceso nearby crowded beaches.
Heavily populated cities such as New York also saw an influx of visitors as they were seen roaming around maskless certain areas such as Washington Square Park.
Nearly 53 percent of the country has been fully vaccinated as hospitalizations and death rates have increased significantly since last year’s holiday weekend.
Cases have also reportedly risen more than four times higher than the previous year.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told The Daily News: ‘Given where we are with disease transmission right now, we would say that people need to take … these risks into their own consideration as they think about traveling.’
‘If you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not traveling.’
Holiday weekend vacationers were seen overcrowding the Santa Monica Pier, with many unmasked
Sheep Meadow Central Park was crowded with visitors acceso September 6