Majority of Americans expected to stay home for Christmas
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During what is normally a hallmark travel time, Jacksonville International Airport was noticeably quiet and emptier than is typical for the day before Christmas Eve. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/MDxwycAacd — WJXT Ashley Harding (@WJXTAshleyH) December 23, 2020Wednesday was expected to be the busiest day for travel to holiday destinations, but analysts are expecting the vast majority of travelers will stay home for the holidays. RELATED: US holiday travel surges despite outbreakIt’s due mostly to the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC warnings to avoid flying. However, some passengers at JAX said today that life has to continue, even during a pandemic. If you are flying the CDC recommends booking your ticket for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or News Years Day to avoid high-volume times.
AAA: Country could see largest drop in travel since Great Recession
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today is expected to be the busiest travel day of the year, and possibly the busiest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as people head to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. AAA said their analysts are expecting a 10% drop in travel as compared to last year, or about 5 million fewer people opting to travel. If that pans out, this year’s traveling numbers will be the largest one-year drop since the Great Recession in 2008. #Thanksgiving2020: AAAis expecting at least a 10% drop in travel. That's the largest one-year drop since the Great Recession in 2008.
Severe weather puts a damper on holiday plans nationwide
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Severe weather Monday is putting a damper on holiday travel nationwide. Millions are effected by nasty weather just as we enter into one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Closer to home, flights are on schedule at Jacksonville International Airport at last check Monday morning. TSA reccommends arriving 2 hours early for domestic flights and three hours for international flights. Find more TSA travel guideline here.