This Is How Much Travel Is Actually Down So Far

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  1. Anecdotal evidence would seem to show New York City hotels are taking a real hit. For instance, on Tuesday, March 10, you can stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square for $89, or the Hampton Inn Times Square North for $78.

  2. Just took Saturday midday flight CLT-BWI on AA – presumably all leisure traffic. The A319 went out full to the brim after a few passengers cleared standby. I was also looking into rebooking Baltimore hotels at cheaper rates but the prices went up not down.

  3. @Alex – Speaking of that route, I have seen that city pair pricing at $56 RT on google flights. Wow! Too bad MRs aren’t a thing any more.

  4. My flight to NRT today (DL 275 DTW –> NRT) went out with 152 empty seats, or stated another way 50% of the 306 seats on the A350 were empty. I’m going to enjoy all that extra room and less competition for the lavs on the long flight over to Japan.

  5. That LAX tweet stat doesn’t mention what timeframe is captured … Year over year for that particular day? Month? Rolling YTD?

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