North Texans brace for biggest vacation since pandemic began – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
What there is to know
- Travel experts predict 37 million people will get away with it over Memorial Day weekend.
- Nearly 2.5 million Americans will board planes, up nearly 600% from last year.
- American Airlines is planning about 3,200 flights to DFW Airport this weekend.
After more than a year of waiting, residents of North Texas and across the country are gearing up for the biggest vacation since the vaccine rolled out.
Travel is expected to increase by over 60% from last year. Millions of people plan to take to the roads, rails and skies this weekend.
Travel experts predict 37 million people will get away with it this weekend with nearly 2.5 million Americans boarding planes, an increase of almost 600% from last year .
This travel boom as more states lift mask restrictions across the country.
Millions of people plan to take to the roads, rails and skies over Memorial Day weekend, the first big holiday since many were fully immunized.
New York is sending mobile vaccination buses to the beach, and the governor of Connecticut is encouraging people to take advantage of the summer. In North Texas, almost everywhere you look, there are signs that summer is near, with many feeling a greater appreciation for what this vacation will be like, compared to last year.
The vice president of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hub operations for American Airlines said it will accommodate approximately 3,200 flights over Memorial Day weekend. System-wide, American Airlines will operate approximately 22,000 flights.
President Jow Biden wants 70% of all adult Americans to have received at least one shot, by July 4. Already about half of all states are on track to meet this deadline.