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Think Twice Before Booking A Flight On These Days Of The Year

By Sanjay Surana


Early January
Many people travel for New Year's Eve, so January 2 and 3 usually see a bump in passenger numbers as people return home. Flight cancellations are also high.
MLK Weekend
TSA figures show a significant rise in passenger numbers around the long weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated on the third Monday of January.
Presidents' Day
TSA data shows a rise in airport traffic during Presidents' Day (the third Monday of February), with a blip on the Thursday before and the Monday of the holiday.
Weekends In March
TSA stats detail a rise in flight numbers over weekends in March, likely because the exact day of spring break varies from state to state and among institutions.
Good Friday
Many people travel around Good Friday, and according to the compensation firm AirHelp, Good Friday experienced the largest airport crowds during the Easter period.