Labor Day Weekend: Travelers pack O’Hare, Midway airports and cars hit Chicago area roads

Labor Day Weekend: Travelers pack O’Hare, Midway airports and cars hit Chicago area roads

CHICAGO (TOC) — The vacation journey rush is predicted to be busier this yr.

The TSA says brokers screened extra folks at airports Thursday than they did in 2019 pre-pandemic.

O’Hare Airport is predicted to see a passenger enhance of seven.3%. Mixed with Halfway, officers mentioned they’re able to welcome 1.6 million passengers via Thursday.

Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of passengers have already handed via TSA strains at airports.

New on-line dashboard helps flyers with flight delays and cancellations

For Jordan Rogers, it has been a very long time since he is been on a airplane.

“That is the primary time I’ve flew since 2019,” Rogers mentioned. “It was a straightforward course of. Nothing occurred.”

That is not the case for a lot of, with hundreds of canceled or delayed flights and misplaced baggage. Some passengers mentioned the problems did cross their thoughts.

“It was a priority but it surely was fairly straightforward,” passenger Shelby Gillespie mentioned. “I’ve flown a pair instances lately too and I have not had a difficulty, so I suppose it is good it hasn’t occurred to me sucks that it is occurred to different folks.”

Ana Jovel is touring to Mexico for the primary time along with her girlfriends, and already their flight has been delayed.

“It initially was supposed to depart at 7a.m. however we’re getting updates all day or all week, now it is leaving at 10,” Jovel mentioned. “We misplaced three hours.”

There may be some excellent news. The U.S. Division of Transportation unveiled a brand new device for airline vacationers coping with delays or cancellations. The dashboard explains what service airways will present you if you happen to run into points.

It isn’t simply within the skies, count on the roads to be busy as properly, over the course of the Labor Day weekend, with 7.7 million automobiles are anticipated to make their method across the Illinois Tollway system.

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