— khens547 (@HensleyKeithS) May 21, 2019
Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 21st, but many Americans regard Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th) as the cultural beginning of summer, and Americans love to take summer vacations.
The airline industry’s trade group, Airlines for America, is forecasting that just over 257 million people will fly on U.S. carriers between June 1st and August 31st. That’s a 3.4 percent increase over last summer, and equates to about 2.8 million travelers a day. The good news is the trade group says airlines are adding 111,000 seats per day, more than the predicted 93,000 increase in daily passengers.