As more and more Americans head back to work after the recently passed GOP-sponsored tax cuts, tens of millions traveled during the annual spring break recess; smashing expectations and setting record highs.
The Transportation Security Administration released the stunning new data Monday; highlighting the strong US economy and low unemployment throughout the country.
According to the report, over 70 million Americans took to the friendly skies between March 15 and April 15, a 5% spike from the same period last year.
“AAA travel agents report a strong interest in travel last year and into the beginning part of this year, thanks to a strong economy and growing consumer confidence,” said a spokesperson for the nationwide travel agency.
“Now a dark cloud is rising on the horizon, higher prices at the pump. Yet it seems that more expensive gas prices have not kept travelers home so far this year,” they added.
“Travelers are taking to the skies this spring in record numbers, thanks to persistently low fares, unsurpassed levels of investment in the product, increasing competition, and unprecedented access for passengers of all regions, age groups, and income levels,” said the Vice President of Airlines for America.