O’Hare, Midway airports ramp up Fourth of July weekend travel

O’Hare, Midway airports ramp up Fourth of July weekend travel

CHICAGO (TOC) — Journey is underway nationwide for the Fourth of July vacation weekend.

It is one of many busiest journey weekends of the yr. Triple A expects roads to be packed and airports might be full.

At O’Hare Airport, vacationers from throughout the nation flooded in.

Jim Prothro is making the journey from Chicago to Shreveport, Louisiana, the primary time he is flown in 4 years.

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“As soon as I do get on the airplane I will put on a masks, attempt to social distance,” Prothro mentioned.

Metropolis aviation officers anticipate greater than 1.6 million vacationers this vacation weekend between O’Hare and Halfway.

O’Hare alone is anticipating a 17 p.c improve in journey in comparison with this time final yr. Halfway is anticipating a 39% soar.

“I journey with somebody who wants a wheelchair,” traveler Pam Zeller mentioned. “That they had it prepared for us once we had been on our approach right here.”

Zeller was in Chicago for a marriage and is heading again to Fort Myers, Florida.

“It has been completely simple and clean,” she mentioned.

And for these nonetheless a bit apprehensive to fly, Dr. Juanita Mora of the Chicago Allergy Heart mentioned, “So long as you’re secure. You are vaccinated you are boosted and you’re taking the precaution of sporting a masks and within the airport and on the flight and clearly and I feel it must be a good time as a result of we’re protected now. We’re in a significantly better place.”

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