The U.S. Air Transport Association (ATA) released a statement predicting a slight rise in summer air passenger traffic. According to Reuters, the bulk of that growth will come from international routes, with U.S. domestic air travel numbers remaining similar to last year.
The ATA also mentions that summer fuel prices will likely be 20 percent higher year-over-year compared to last summer. I'm seeing a pattern starting to form here—more travelers, higher fuel prices—that doesn't bode well for last-minute airfare bookers.
Are you planning to travel this summer? Will you be staying in the U.S. or taking an international trip? And maybe most importantly, have you already booked?