Air travel is creeping back up to 2019 levels. As outlined by Statista:
In the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of Americans who plan to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays is expected to only be around 5 percent lower than in 2019. In 2020, the number had still been 16 percent below the 2019 figure. Notably, air travel for Thanksgiving is expected to nearly recover this year despite the ongoing virus transmission. In 2020, airplane travel for the holiday had still been 50 percent lower than pre-pandemic. This is according to an analysis by IHS Markit for AAA.
Still, Americans seem to feel most comfortable using cars during the pandemic. The volume of car travel – by far the most popular mode of travel for Thanksgiving – was affected the least in 2020 and in 2021.Air Travel Returns For Second Pandemic Thanksgiving by Katharina Buchholz