But, it seems Disney World is not the only place experiencing low crowds, as air travel in the United States seems to also now be seeing a decrease in travelers.
According to CNBC, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened approximately 1.35 million people in the United States on Tuesday, which is the lowest amount of people screened since May 11, 2021. While low crowds could be due in part to many kids going back to school at this time, typically business travel would increase during this time of year. Some airlines have cited the rise of the Delta variant of COVID-19 as a potential reason for the lower number of passengers traveling.
CNBC presented a graph created by the TSA that demonstrates the average amount of airport screenings in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Recently, screenings have been trending down slightly.
According to Deutsche Bank as reported by CNBC, domestic airfares have also fallen recently, with the average domestic one-way flight for American Airlines falling nearly 23%. Some airlines are expecting a rise in passengers for Labor Day weekend, but still anticipating less travelers than in 2019. CDC Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky has advised unvaccinated individuals against traveling for Labor Day.
We will be keeping an eye on the Disney World crowds over Labor Day weekend and we’ll let you know what we see. Keep reading DFB for updates on Disney news and more.