Labor Day weekend is almost here and if you’re planning a getaway know that you are certainly not the only person who had that idea. And if you’re flying, you should expect the airports to be extra busy.
According to Airlines for America, 16.5-million people will be flying on U.S. carriers over the weeklong Labor Day travel period, which began yesterday, and runs through Tuesday. And if you thought last Labor Day was bad, these numbers represent a 3.5% increase from the 16-million who traveled last year.
Not surprising, tomorrow will be the busiest travel day of the holiday, with 2.76-million expected to fly, while yesterday was the second worst, and Monday will be pretty bad as well with 2.58 million travelers. If you’re looking for things to be a little less busy, try traveling on Saturday or Sunday, which are usually the lightest days.