We’re witnessing an unusual moment. Travel demand typically marches in lockstep with the economy, growing during booms and falling in downturns. Yet data from Kayak, the price-comparison search company, suggests travel demand remains above pre-pandemic levels regardless of any possible weakening of the U.S. economy

A look at Kayak’s data shows that on Sunday, total searches were up 22 percent compared with 2019 levels. International searches were up 8 percent, while domestic searches were up 33 percent. On Saturday, total searches were up 11 percent, compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The data represents indexed flight search volume in Kayak, compared to pre-pandemic travel behavior.

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