Summer airline season expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels amid gas price hike
All forms of summer travel, including air travel, are being affected by the rising costs of gas.
It’s making plane tickets more expensive as the summer travel season is expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels, according to travelers at the Bradley International Airport.
Travelers are having headaches because of a shortage of airline workers.
The family vacation of Lee Perrine and his daughter is off to a rough start after their flight to Disney World was canceled Tuesday morning.
We won’t get in until after midnight. “I’m sitting here at the airport for 16 hours instead of going to my family in Florida.”
There is a shortage of airline staff and a new demand for trips.
The Connecticut Airport Authority is expecting to return to pre-pandemic levels by Labor Day.
At a time when gas, food and other costs are going up, Bradley is expecting 10,000 passengers to fly out of Windsor Locks each day.
There has been an effect with prices going up. “Now getting through COVID, people are more willing and eager to travel, not only flying but also taking long trips,” said Paul Hirschauer.
As the summer travel season gets underway and a record number of people are looking for tickets, it’s not certain if and when prices will come down.
The rising cost of jet fuel is a problem for the industry, but they work to keep operations normal.
“We have to operate business as usual but that is a growing concern but we feel we are not the only airline that has to deal with that, it’s just part of doing business,” said Will Evans, senior manager at Frontier Airlines.
It is important to get to the airport early.
You should arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight is due to leave. If you’re planning on parking in a different lot or in the parking garage, make sure you have your parking plans in order.
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