Vaccines are flowing. COVID infection rates are falling. Domestic travel is sooooaring.
According to Bank of America’s weekly airline tracking service, domestic leisure flights are priced 4.4% higher now than in 2019. This is the first time leisure flight demand has topped 2019 levels since March 2020. 🥳
US airlines also began hiring flight attendants and pilots for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Over the last month, United and American Airlines have reported a full recovery of leisure travel sales— United even reported summer bookings up 214% YoY.
Nature is healing. Is air travel healing too?