As governors lock down, millions of Americans are booking Thanksgiving travel, planning parties
In a turbulent year marked by COVID killing over a quarter of a million Americans, but also isolation and paused lives, Americans must weigh up their priorities and the risks they are willing to take when celebrating Thanksgiving .
found almost two in five Americans plan go to a gathering of more than 10 people. A third said they would not require guests to wear a mask.Data from the trade association Airlines for America seen by Newsweek showed that airlines are expecting the Thanksgiving period to outperform surrounding weeks. Increased demand has prompted airlines to put on more flights.
Earlier this month, American Airlines added over 1,400 domestic flights to its schedule around Thanksgiving, and expects the week of November 23 to be its busiest since March. Likewise, JetBlue has added 25 flights from New York City over the Thanksgiving weekend, while Delta will boost capacity with over 3,800 peak-day flights per day during this period.
States With Quarantine Rules Ahead of ThanksgivingRead moreAmadeus, a technology company that provides booking software, is meanwhile seeing a positive trend in U.S. hotel bookings in the week of Thanksgiving, albeit below 2019.Asked whether Thanksgiving bookings had changed, David Kong, president and CEO of Best Western Hotels and Resorts, told Newsweek they were down by 40 percent, suggesting people were concerned and following guidelines. However, that percentage indicates people will be leaving their homes.
A recent survey by online travel firm TripAdvisor found that while holiday travel is down 14 percent compared to the same period in 2019, over half (56 percent) of Americans intend to travel this Thanksgiving.Christopher Hsi, consumer market research lead analyst for Tripadvisor, said in a statement:"Despite COVID-19 concerns, the majority of Americans are still traveling this Thanksgiving."
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Doesn’t even feel like Thanksgiving.... let’s all give thanks to Dr Fauci for that!! Plans and travels all to pump out more dead bodies right on time for Christmas. SAD They have too much control!!! Let the people live!!!