If airfares were lower, and more flights were available, maybe more Americans would travel during Thanksgiving.
Congress is partly to blame for not approving more funding to build additional airports, but airports and airlines themselves also shoulder some responsibility, trying to pack as many flights into a day as possible. It's unclear when this congestion will be resolved, if ever.
Everyone clamors for choice, and there you have it in the myriad transportation options available in getting from Point A to Point B for Thanksgiving. There are tradeoffs for each transportation mode discussed. Missing are the proposed Hyperloop and the California to Las Vegas X Train, as well as Uber and RelayRides.
Knowing which fees to pay could cut wait times after cancelled flights or put a family together on a plane. But no amount of money will make the insufferable crowds disappear from public U.S. airports.
An uneventful Sunday around the country was welcome by travelers, many of whom left on Wednesday amidst weather delays, labor strikes, and train cancellations.
The rise of singles worldwide as an economic force manifests itself in many ways, like high end hotels catering to wealthy solo business travelers.
Fog, union marches, and electrical problems caused delays in three major hubs yesterday adding to the stress of usual holiday crowds.
These early morning delays will wreck havoc on tight flight schedules at hubs across the country and leave millions of Americans waiting or rushing for connections.
Americans can brace themselves for crowded highways and busy airports this week, but the good news is that travel is consistently more congested during Thanksgiving than the December holidays.
The delta between what people are actually using versus what kinds of travel startups are being started and funded is huge.