Spring is within the air, and college students are flocking to airports to embark on their spring break travels.

Nicole Carriere, a spokesperson for United Airways, is sharing journey suggestions, answering questions on new journey traits, and speaking about how airways are coping with the inflow of journey.

Throughout this spring break season from now till April, Carriere says United is anticipating greater than 21 million individuals to fly by them. Carriere says they’re additionally anticipating 75,000 to be flying from Indianapolis. “Should you’re heading to the airport this week, put together for it to be busy,” Carriere stated.

Carriere says that journey numbers like these are near numbers for pre-pandemic journey, with journey numbers up “20 p.c in comparison with final 12 months.”

“We’re getting proper again to the place we was on these journey days earlier than the pandemic. I believe the distinction now could be so many individuals are working remotely and have extra flexibility to their schedules.” Carriere stated

Carriere says that these individuals who work remotely are flying on conventional shoulder days, like Tuesday or Thursday, and says that these days aren’t as open as they was earlier than the pandemic.

Carriere says that the very best factor to do is to plan forward be ready for journey on any day of the week. “We’ve got change into conversant in journey woes from staffing shortages, and people are affecting airways throughout the nation,” Carriere stated.

“One of many greatest issues you are able to do is be sure you obtain the United app or the airline app that you simply’re flying with. It’s the primary means that we talk with you to make sure that you’ve all the knowledge that you must make journey simpler,” Carriere stated.

Together with that communication, Carriere says that airline apps give the consumer a direct technique to contact an airline agent and maintain themselves updated with all of the journey data they’ve.

Carriere additionally offers frequent suggestions for navigating airport journey, like arriving to the airport early, discovering parking, and checking the TSA web site to know what you’ll be able to and can’t herald your carry-on bag.