According to a study conducted by Airlines for America, an industry group that represents the largest U.S. carriers, this summer will be the busiest summer in the history of U.S. air travel. Between June 1st through August 31st, a record 222 million travelers are expected to fly.
The previous largest travel season on record was in 2007 with 217 million travelers.
Source: USA Today
What does this mean for travelers?
Double check your travel documents
This means it’s more important than ever to get your passport in process if you’re getting your first one. Renew passports and add extra pages if you have less than 2 in your current passport. If you’re a frequent traveler, look into the benefits of owning a second passport.
Leave a little earlier
Also, give yourself extra time to get through check-in. If the airport you usually fly out of is slow processing travelers through check points, make sure to show up a little earlier than usual to make sure there are no delays.