Labor Day weekend travel increases as gas prices decrease (includes video story)

Families are hitting the road for Labor Day trips as gas prices decline.

Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at Gas Buddy, said that “there likely will be more Americans hitting the road than what we’ve seen from earlier this summer.”

According to AAA, domestic bookings for car, air, cruise, hotel and tours are up by 22% compared to last year. Car rental rates have gone up 32% compared to 2020.

Car travelers this Labor Day weekend should plan ahead and drive during off-peak time. It’s best to avoid Monday and Friday afternoons. Make sure your vehicle has enough gas to last the trip to your destination.

Airports are also bracing for large crowds as Labor Day weekend approaches. Philadelphia is preparing for the biggest crowd since 2019. Declining oil prices are leading to lower airfares and higher demand.

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