Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 am - 12 pm

Travelers Are Gearing Up For Travel This Memorial Day




Travelers arrive at Miami International Airport (MIA) ahead of the long holiday week-end of Memorial Day in Miami on May 26, 2021.
Travelers arrive at Miami International Airport (MIA) ahead of the long holiday week-end of Memorial Day in Miami on May 26, 2021.
CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

Listen to story

17:42
Download this story 17MB

In the last year as the pandemic has stretched on airlines and the travel industry saw a noticeable decline in tourism and travel. However with both pandemic and  travel restrictions begin to lessen, travelers are eager to get back into the great wide world. This year, AAA forecast a noticeable 60% increase in cross country traveling, that combine with rising gas prices, airline price wars and a return to general travel congestion it’s shaping up to quite an adventurous holiday weekend. Today on AirTalk, we want to know where you’re traveling this weekend? Are you taking a trip, if so how are you getting there? Are you taking any additional safety precautions while traveling? Tell us your plans by calling 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Marie Montgomery-Nordhues, spokesperson for the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA)

Helane Becker, managing director and senior research analyst covering airlines, air freight and aircraft leasing for Cowen, an independent investment and financial services company based in New York