CHICAGO — Record-breaking crowds of travelers are expected to hit the skies and roads this fourth of July holiday weekend.
From a handful of cancellations and several delays giving a slow start to the holiday weekend — that is expected to change.
Triple is predicting more than 2.8 million people in Illinois will travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend — a four percent increase from 2022.
Nearly 90 percent of those travelling this weekend will be driving but nearly 2 million passengers are expected to pass through both O’Hare and Midway between Friday and the rest of the weekend.
Several O’Hare goers attested to the pain of travelling over a holiday weekend.
“It actually got delayed like 4 times.,” Cameron Culver, a traveler going to Atlanta said.
“It’s been delayed to 9:45. It was meant to leave at 9,” another traveler, Robert Wright who is going to New Orleans said.
Nationally, Triple believes a record-breaking 50.7 million people will travel more than 50 miles or more. Be prepared for long lines if travelling this holiday weekend.