Holiday Hustle: Busiest Travel Days for Christmas and New Year's 2023

Holiday Hustle: Busiest Travel Days for Christmas and New Year's 2023
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As the festive spirit envelops us, the holiday season brings forth a surge in travelers, highlighting the importance of staying informed about the busiest days predicted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This winter, the TSA projects a record-breaking number of over 2.5 million daily passengers—an impressive 6 percent increase from the previous year.

"U.S. airlines have been working tirelessly to meet unprecedented demand during the holiday season" emphasizing their aggressive hiring and adjusted flight schedules to match the shortage of air traffic controllers. Delta Airlines anticipates serving approximately 9 million people, including 600,000 customers daily from December 21 to 22 and December 26 to 30. Airlines for America predicts a substantial increase in the number of holiday fliers, with United Airlines planning to fly around 9 million people—a 12% increase from last year.

Mark your calendar for these peak travel days and prepare accordingly:

Thursday, Dec. 21: As holiday fervor escalates, airports brace for heightened activity, with the Federal Aviation Administration handling 48,959 flights.

Friday, Dec. 29: Historically bustling, this day anticipates increased footfall at airports nationwide.

Monday, Jan. 1: Kick off the new year with strategic planning amid continued high passenger volumes.

To ensure a seamless journey amidst the hustle and bustle, follow these travel-savvy tips:

  1. Arrive Early: Allocate ample time for check-in, security procedures, and potential delays.
  2. Pack Wisely: Optimize your packing strategy to streamline security checks and alleviate stress.
  3. ID and Documents: Keep identification and travel documents easily accessible for swift screenings.
  4. Unwrapped Gifts: If traveling with gifts, leave them unwrapped for efficient inspection.

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