Home

Thanksgiving Travel Will Reach An All-Time High This Year

By Travel Noire

Share

If you plan on flying to be with friends and family this Thanksgiving holiday, brace yourself. Airlines for America, a company that represents major airlines in the United States, estimates that Thanksgiving travel will be at an all-time high this year, with 28.5 million people expected to fly aboard airlines in the U.S. during the popular travel season. Thanksgiving is historically the busiest time of year for travel, with 2017’s estimate toppling last year’s 27.3 million holiday travelers.

Most of the holiday travel will occur between Friday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 28th, with more Americans choosing to fly in 2017 than in previous years. An average of 2.38 million travelers will be making their way to American airports every day during the travel period, with the Sunday after Thanksgiving being the busiest day of them all. To no surprise, travel on Thanksgiving day will be the lightest day at the airport and is often the cheapest day to fly during the hectic season.

RELATED: 5 Insider Airport Tips

Airlines are preparing for the travel rush the best way they can, according to Airlines for America, with airlines adding 86,000 more seats to accommodate the demand.

Have a travel story to tell? Share it with Travel Noire! Submit your travel story here and you may be featured on TravelNoire.com.

Share
Travel Noire

Travel Noire

A platform of cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Catch A Glimpse Of The ‘Firefall’ At Yosemite National Park

Catch A Glimpse Of The ‘Firefall’ At Yosemite National Park

The unusual weather is causing a lot of changes on the west coast. First, the desert is set to be filled with flowers and now Yosemite Park is getting a chance to shine. Famous for the stunningly beautiful waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley, Horsetail Falls is gearing up to put on a show that travelers don’t […]

Sharelle Burt

The Trumps Say They Can’t Expand Their Hotels Because Of Politics

The Trumps Say They Can’t Expand Their Hotels Because Of Politics

In today’s episode of “fake news,” the Trump family says they are unable to expand their hotel brand as planned because of the family’s current political spotlight. There were plans in the works to expand with new hotels. However, those plans were cancelled Thursday. The plans called for four mid-tier hotels in areas that heavily […]

DeAnna Taylor

It’s Time To Talk About The Violent Protests In Haiti

It’s Time To Talk About The Violent Protests In Haiti

Haiti has been riddled with deadly protests after reports of President Jovenel Moïse’s corruption shook the country. Anti-government residents took to the streets of Port-Au-Prince on Wednesday demanding that Moise resign immediately. Protestors stormed the presidential palace and attempted to block all roads that led to the airport. So far, a total of nine lives […]

Sharelle Burt