Thanksgiving has a reputation for being the most chaotic, stressful—not to mention busiest—air travel holiday of the year. And while this is by and large true, Thanksgiving seems to be losing some of its fire. This year’s AAA Thanksgiving report claims overall travel will pick up, but air travel will decline by a sizable 6.7 percent as more people take to the road.
But the real eye-catcher in the report is this number: 62 percent. That’s how much Thanksgiving air travel has declined since 2000. And the airlines have responded by cutting capacity to near-1999 levels in the hopes of matching supply with current demand.
But still, the airport exodus continues. So what will you be doing this year? Driving? Flying? Staying at home? What influenced your decision? I’d love to hear what you have to say, so please leave a comment below.
As for me, I’ll be staying home—no driving or flying, just lots of turkey!