Transcript for Summer travel kickoff
ANDREW DYMBURT: This morning, the travel rush for Memorial Day weekend is officially underway with today being the busiest day of the holiday at the airports.
- A lot of traffic coming in, so I'm glad we're here early.
ANDREW DYMBURT: Forty-two million Americans are expected to travel over the next several days, with 3.4 million of them taking to the air. And passengers are bracing for big crowds of anxious travelers. Officials are warning that incidents like these are on the rise.
Two people were arrested at baggage claim after this brawl at Chicago O'Hare's airport, Monday. And after so many staffing, weather, and technical issues in the industry, the question is whether airlines are ready for the summer season.
- We have a lot more people than last year. We learned a lot over the pandemic and when the storms hit. The big thing for us is making sure that we have a plan built that's resilient.
ANDREW DYMBURT: The number of people hitting the roads is up only 6% from last year, despite much lower gas prices.
- The average price is likely to be $0.75 to $1.25 below that of last year.
ANDREW DYMBURT: And for people crossing state lines, there may be an opportunity to squeeze out even more savings.
- States see incredible volatility between them in gasoline prices. By crossing a state boundary, occasionally, you can notice difference of $0.20 to $0.50 a gallon. So as a motorist, my first tip is certainly to shop around. Use an app like GasBuddy, or Google, or Waze, especially before you cross out of the state to make sure that they're-- you aren't leaving behind the lower gas prices.
- Experts also recommend slowing down and making sure your tires are fully inflated to help fuel conservation.
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