Americans extend their holiday travel in remote work era

As telework becomes a more permanent part of American life, it’s changing the way we celebrate holidays

Nov 24, 2023

Americans are taking advantage of a longer travel window for Thanksgiving - leaving earlier and returning later to beat traffic and spend more time with family and friends.

Key takeaways

  • TSA screened 2.7 million passengers on Friday, compared with 2 million on the Friday before Thanksgiving in 2019;
  • Remote work gives many Americans the flexibility to extend holiday travel and dodge traffic or inclement weather;
  • Yet, most Americans still work in person, and most schools are open during the first part of Thanksgiving week, making the Wednesday before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving the busiest travel days.

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