Holiday air travel expected to be up from last year


November 7, 2014
Mariah Timms
News Writer

U.S. airlines expect the usual holiday uptick in passengers beginning around Thanksgiving, despite Ebola fears, reports the Chicago Tribune, or continued high fares. Airlines are at the highest level of profit since 1999 because of fuel prices, but have no plans to lower ticket prices accordingly. The Tribune reports that 24.6 million passengers are expected to travel, which is 1.5 percent higher than last year’s number. The most travelled airports will be those in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago, and the busiest travel day is expected to be the Sunday after Thanksgiving.


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