It might be a bit more crowded on the roads and at the airport during the upcoming Labor Day weekend, when compared to last year.
Nationally, gas prices were at a six-year high for this time of year, hitting a U.S. average Tuesday of $3.67 a gallon for unleaded regular. That’s up 18 cents from a year ago. Average regular gasoline prices were even higher Tuesday in Illinois, at $3.83; in the Chicago area, at $3.98; and in Chicago, at $4.23.
More people will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend compared to last year, and throughout the summer as well.
Many people are packing their bags, getting set to head out of town for the holidays. Friday is the busiest travel day of the season at O’Hare and Midway airports.
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About 2 million people are expected to hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, and in the Chicago area, they’ll be getting a big break on gas prices compared to last year, even though prices made their predictable holiday spike this week.
Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.
The busy summer travel season got underway on Thursday, as many travelers got an early start to the Memorial Day weekend.
Friday will be the busiest day of the holiday season at both of Chicago’s airports, a day after hundreds of flights were cancelled at O’Hare and Midway due to the snow.
Travel is expected to be up this holiday season, and one big reason is plummeting gas prices.
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This year, 2.4 million people in Illinois will take to the road for the Independence Day holiday, and most are already gone.
If you’re planning to fly out of Midway International Airport Friday, get ready for what officials say will be the busiest day of the year.
Holiday travel is in full swing Thursday, as O’Hare International Airport expects to see its busiest day of the season.
City officials said an estimated 2.7 million people will travel through Midway International and O’Hare International airports during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season this year.
The roads will be busier, and the airports less crowded, for the upcoming holiday travel season.