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Cheaper Flights Help Spur Record Air Travel

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U.S. Airports Keep Setting New Daily Passenger Records

Travelers inspired by lower fares and distant destinations are driving the trend​


https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/travel/airport-record-busiest-day-tsa-crowds-passengers-5442bf9a

More people are set to fly in the U.S. this Friday than ever before. That was also true on Sunday. And in late May.

Over three million should make their way through airport security Friday to kick off a stretch of record-breaking travel around the July 4 holiday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Airfares have dropped 5.9% since May 2023, according to the latest consumer price index.

Americans are hungry for travel this summer, hopping on cruises, hitting beaches and sightseeing in Europe, travel analysts say. A stronger dollar is also driving them to some of the world’s top tourist destinations, including Japan.

Younger adults are fueling the summer’s demand for travel. Almost a fifth of Gen Z respondents to a recent Bank of America survey said they planned on taking more vacations this year, followed by
millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers
 

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I did my part last week.
 

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My rentals have slowed this year for Myrtle Beach. I have had to lower the price.
 

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My rentals have slowed this year for Myrtle Beach. I have had to lower the price.
I've always been a little surprised by how popular Myrtle Beach is - it always seemed to me to be north enough to be limited beach weather during the year, and also close enough to be kind of a "cheaper sort of all I can manage" kind of trip - for much of the east coast. If you're south of MB, why drive north for a beach when you can just drive east / south further? If you're north of MB and it's June/Jul/Aug you could also do Virginia Beach that's a little closer if driving. If you're flying, then you're likely wanting a "cool trip" that from the NE doesn't seem to be anything closer (to me anyway) than Orlando, and really for beaches you're looking at Caribbean and all of Florida which means (at least to me) less "just like home" feel (the further I go).

If you're Midwest and further west, whether south or north, it still seems like there's "better beach options", and why fly to SC?

Not saying I would 100% not do MB ever again, but between needing to be mid May or later for it to be non jacket weather (mid April wasn't) and overall kind of meh when I was there, I doubt I'd want to pay more than $800 for a 2BR, or maybe $1,250 for like Ocean Enclave ocean view premier 2BR. Which is just not in the range they tend to go for (Someone loves MB way more than I I guess).
 

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U.S. Airports Keep Setting New Daily Passenger Records

Travelers inspired by lower fares and distant destinations are driving the trend​


https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/travel/airport-record-busiest-day-tsa-crowds-passengers-5442bf9a

More people are set to fly in the U.S. this Friday than ever before. That was also true on Sunday. And in late May.

Over three million should make their way through airport security Friday to kick off a stretch of record-breaking travel around the July 4 holiday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Airfares have dropped 5.9% since May 2023, according to the latest consumer price index.

Americans are hungry for travel this summer, hopping on cruises, hitting beaches and sightseeing in Europe, travel analysts say. A stronger dollar is also driving them to some of the world’s top tourist destinations, including Japan.

Younger adults are fueling the summer’s demand for travel. Almost a fifth of Gen Z respondents to a recent Bank of America survey said they planned on taking more vacations this year, followed by
millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers
What has happen to the Newport News - Williamsburg Airport. Passengers are not using this airport. Why ?
 

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What has happen to the Newport News - Williamsburg Airport. Passengers are not using this airport. Why ?
This story offers insight. They only have one airline.


And this shows where the passengers are going.

"Neighboring Norfolk International Airport, less than 30 miles south. In 2023, it marked its busiest year in history, with more than 4.5 million passengers served."
 

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This story offers insight. They only have one airline.


And this shows where the passengers are going.

"Neighboring Norfolk International Airport, less than 30 miles south. In 2023, it marked its busiest year in history, with more than 4.5 million passengers served."
Thanks for that article. That is very sad for the large military presence who could use that airport. Sound liked a good marketing person needs to employ to increase the airport passengers numbers IMHO..
 

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This story offers insight. They only have one airline.


And this shows where the passengers are going.

"Neighboring Norfolk International Airport, less than 30 miles south. In 2023, it marked its busiest year in history, with more than 4.5 million passengers served."


yeah, unfortunately Norfolk has all the flights
(like mine this week)
 

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I've always been a little surprised by how popular Myrtle Beach is - it always seemed to me to be north enough to be limited beach weather during the year, and also close enough to be kind of a "cheaper sort of all I can manage" kind of trip - for much of the east coast. If you're south of MB, why drive north for a beach when you can just drive east / south further? If you're north of MB and it's June/Jul/Aug you could also do Virginia Beach that's a little closer if driving. If you're flying, then you're likely wanting a "cool trip" that from the NE doesn't seem to be anything closer (to me anyway) than Orlando, and really for beaches you're looking at Caribbean and all of Florida which means (at least to me) less "just like home" feel (the further I go).

If you're Midwest and further west, whether south or north, it still seems like there's "better beach options", and why fly to SC?

Not saying I would 100% not do MB ever again, but between needing to be mid May or later for it to be non jacket weather (mid April wasn't) and overall kind of meh when I was there, I doubt I'd want to pay more than $800 for a 2BR, or maybe $1,250 for like Ocean Enclave ocean view premier 2BR. Which is just not in the range they tend to go for (Someone loves MB way more than I I guess).
I know several people who have moved to South Carolina from the northeast and several who love vacationing there, including Myrtle Beach.

Never been and never had an interest. I asked a neighbor what she likes about it and she said the ocean, the pool at the resort, shopping. Said the weather wasn’t that great in April and trying March next year.
 
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