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Airline travel tips: How to save money when booking a flight
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Airports around the nation are packed with passengers who are doling out a hefty amount for their plane tickets.
Bookings have been picking up since around February as more Americans become vaccinated against COVID-19 and regain confidence in travel once again. On top of that, travel restrictions continue to ease.
The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic has become evident as a record number of passengers files through airport security checkpoints.
Last weekend, nearly 2.2 million passengers were screened at security checkpoints, marking the "highest checkpoint volume since the start of the pandemic," according to TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.
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It's a welcome relief for major U.S. carriers that piled up billions in losses as a result of virus-related restrictions and global lockdowns. However, the recent surge in leisure demand also means higher fares.
To help ease the pain on consumer wallets, travel website Hopper offered tips on when travelers should book flights.