US travel surging, and so are prices

Holiday weekend travel hit a pandemic high, and experts predict a surge in travel and prices in the months ahead.
1:14 | 04/06/21

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Now of surgeon travel over the holiday weekend and heading into the warmer months with millions of Americans now vaccinated should we take a look at travel by the numbers more than six million people were screened at US airports from Thursday through Sunday according to TSA. One point six million of them traveling on Friday that's a pandemic hi how was the same day the CDC said that fully vaccinated people can travel with low risk to themselves but still discourage nonessential trips. United Airlines said that pre pandemic they cared about 500000. Passengers a day. Last April that number plummeted to around 101000. A day bay they say that this month they forecast I'll rebound to about 250000. Passengers a day. Searches for domestic flights in the summer have surged 58%. Over the past month and now surpassed 2019 levels according to hopper. But unfortunately for travelers high demand means higher prices hopper predicts a 12% spike in domestic airfare heading into the summer. We're slaves to some destinations already marked up. Car rental prices are now almost 30% and in some hot spots on the use of 300%. Prices rising so fast experts tell us expects to book your summer travel no later than the first week okay.

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