FAA: Tuesday before Thanksgiving was peak travel day ahead of holiday

Thousands of New Jerseyans have packed their bags and headed out on trips ahead of Thanksgiving.

News 12 Staff

Nov 22, 2022, 11:54 AM

Updated 606 days ago

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Thousands of New Jerseyans have packed their bags and headed out on trips ahead of Thanksgiving.
The FAA says the Tuesday before Thanksgiving was the busiest travel day of the season – at least at the airports. The agency predicts around 2.5 million people will travel on this day. This would set a high that hasn’t been seen since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day, but thousands left on their trips Tuesday since so many people work remotely, and schools had half-days.
The airline industry has suffered staffing shortages, but it didn’t seem to impact travel. The weather also did not cause any major problems.
Amtrak also expects an increase in travelers on trains for the holiday, and AAA expects 1.3 million New Jersey residents to travel by car.


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