NEW YORK — AAA predicts a good stronger journey yr this yr in comparison with final yr and all of it begins with Memorial Day weekend.

The lengthy weekend and hotter temperatures are an incentive for a lot of vacationers to hit the roads and skies for a getaway, as many did on Friday.

AAA says the variety of individuals touring this yr will exceed pre-pandemic numbers — over 1 million greater than 2019, and that features fliers.

“I believe we’re nonetheless fulfilling that backlog of journeys individuals delay through the pandemic for a pair years. Large journey yr final yr, even stronger this yr, beginning journey season off with a bang,” AAA’s Alec Slatky stated.

And right here is one thing vacationers might not all know or notice — in line with AAA, New York Metropolis is the third hottest home vacation spot to journey to this weekend.

Consultants say if you wish to beat the visitors while you’re coming again to city, the perfect time to journey is after 7 p.m.

Calm earlier than the journey storm on Friday afternoon

There weren’t too many lengthy traces or delayed flights on the main worldwide airports in and round New York Metropolis on Friday.

CBS New York went to John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport, the place issues did not look too dangerous.

Many air vacationers and Transportation Safety Administration staff stated all of it is dependent upon the place you are flying to and what time of day you are touring.

“It is sooner or later additional off work,” Andrea Palmisano stated as she and her household waited for his or her flight to Italy. “I believe as a result of so many individuals are touring, one of many legs of our flight acquired canceled. They modified the time of the flight.”

Janice Wilson and her household have been headed to the seashores of Jamaica.

“Go away early but it surely nonetheless takes some time to get right here, even if you happen to depart early,” Wilson stated.

Tricia Archer and her family members have been going to Guyana.

“Right now is my mother’s birthday, so I’ll shock her. She would not know I am coming,” Archer stated.

Vacation weekend journey recommendation

Moreover leaving residence early for the highways or the airport, vacationers had different ideas.

“You simply should be affected person and take a deep breath,” Palmisano stated.

In addition they stated to keep in mind that no liquids will be carried on planes and baggage should have the correct quantity of weight.

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