Soaring prices keep some New Jersey residents grounded for Thanksgiving

The crowds at Newark Liberty International Airport were fairly light on the Wednesday ahead of Thanksgiving.

News 12 Staff

Nov 23, 2022, 10:15 PM

Updated 604 days ago

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The crowds at Newark Liberty International Airport were fairly light on the Wednesday ahead of Thanksgiving.
This could be due to rising costs in airline tickets, fuel prices and even the price of a hotel room.
Airline staffing shortages and increased post-COVID-19 demands may also be causing some residents of the Garden State to choose not to fly this holiday.
But those who were at the airport on Wednesday said that things were moving smoothly.
“I'm dumbfounded that there's no one here. Even downstairs, the carousels aren't moving. Seems like, if you have to get out of town ... do it now,” said traveler John Maida.
The FAA said that Tuesday was estimated to be the peak travel day ahead of Thanksgiving. More than 2 million people nationwide were expected to be flying on Tuesday.
The agency suggests that anyone flying for the holiday should get to the airport early and be mindful of what items they pack in their carry-ons to prevent any delays at security.


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