ATLANTA — Get ready to wait in lines, security checkpoints and pretty much anywhere else a line can form. It looks to be a busy summer travel season, starting with Memorial Day Weekend.
AAA says 2017 is likely to mark the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005, with 39.3 million Americans traveling at least 50 miles. That would be a million more people than a year ago and comes despite the highest gas prices since 2015.
Meanwhile, Airlines for America (A4A) said it expects a record 234.1 million passengers to travel worldwide on U.S. airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31. That equals approximately 2.54 million per day and would be a 4 percent increase over the 224.8 million travelers who took to the skies last summer.
A new survey commissioned by Wyndham Vacation Rentals found that 51 percent of U.S. vacationers say they are more stressed today than a year ago. As such, that stress is causing 37 percent of travelers to cancel or delay their trip.