Philadelphia, PA - Even though airports nationwide are not expecting the usual travel crowds this year and the CDC is advising travelers to stay at home for the holidays. The Philadelphia International Airport reports some passengers are still choosing to fly this year.
Holiday 2020 Travel is Down at Philadelphia International Airport
The CDC is asking people not to travel, but many are choosing to ignore the recommendations and are booking flights earlier in order to avoid the Thanksgiving Day rush.
With travel, nowhere near where it was a year ago, American Airlines reported being down around 50% from their average thanksgiving numbers. Yet, the industry is expecting this week to be one of the busiest travel weeks since the pandemic began.
As a safety precaution, airport officials are asking travelers to have a negative test result before boarding a plane or quarantine for 14 days if traveling from out of state and to plan to make the precautions part of their travel plans. Other safety measures include touchless check-in, regular cleaning, and installation of new air filters.
The busiest travel day this year is expected to be the Sunday after Thanksgiving. All travelers are being asked to wear a mask while traveling and millions of Americans are expected to travel nationwide for the 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday.
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