Labor Day weekend 2022 travel tips for drivers, flyers

Labor Day weekend is when the last big rush of summer vacationers packs the roads and the skies, eager for an escape before school gets in full swing.

Celebrating the long weekend with a trip can be fun but also stressful, with crowds at the airport and congestion on the roadways.

Fortunately, holiday travelers can find ways to mitigate those travel stresses, no matter how they get to their destination. Here’s advice for people who will be driving, flying or getting off the grid this weekend.

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Labor Day weekend flights were forecast to cost more than last year and pre-pandemic.

Domestic round-trip airfare for the holiday will cost Americans an average of $278, up 23{e9f0aada585b9d73d0d08d3c277fd760092386ec23cac37d50f4b8cd792b062a} from last year and 20{e9f0aada585b9d73d0d08d3c277fd760092386ec23cac37d50f4b8cd792b062a} from 2019, according to Hopper, a company that monitors airfare prices.