Happy American Independence Day

By | July 3, 2009
St. Louis 4th  of July Fireworks
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This weekend, Americans take to the skies, cars, buses, etc to join in celebrating July 4th. In fact, as any holiday requires a three-day weekend, today is Independence Day(Observed).

People have already taken to the skies to visit their families. For those of you concerned with flying after the recent aircraft incidents this season, we remind you that flying is essentially safe.

The United States sees about 29,700 departures per day on average. About 2 million people per day travel on airplanes in the United States. Worldwide, 6.2 million passengers in 71,900 departures. Most passenger reach their destination without incident.

Things tend to be crowded during peak holiday times, so while we are writing this away from our home for the holiday weekend, many of you have some more travelling to do.

Remember to:

  • Allow extra time at the airport. Baggage check and security lines will be longer.
  • Pack light, then you can at least avoid the baggage check line.
  • Be patient…things will be a bit overloaded.
  • Have a good time.

Happy Independence Day. And for those of you not American…well, we hope you enjoy your next holiday.

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