Travelers hit the road and skies for April school vacation

BOSTON — It was another busy travel day at Logan International Airport with families making the decision to travel this April School vacation. TSA New England told us between all six airports in New England, they screened the highest number of people so far this year.

After talking to travelers on Friday, it seems vaccinations played a role in their decision.

The Duval family was feeling good about their decision to go south after they woke up and saw Boston’s weather.

“So excited to go, we can’t, we haven’t been away in so long,” the mother said.

A Lexington family told us they were spending school break at in Wisconsin.

“The cases are lower in Wisconsin. The school systems here are OK with it as long as we get a test and the kids are up for that,” the mother said.

Just like the old days, families were all packed up and on the move for April vacation, with many going to the warmer parts of the country.

“I’m feeling good. I think that, like, I was a little nervous about the mask at first but I feel like it is good,” one traveler said.

“I think I’m comfortable. It looks pretty safe here. It doesn’t look too busy so that was the only concern we had,” another traveler said.

Chuck Cardozza, director of Travel & Sales at AAA Northeast, said many families are sticking to the roads in many cases, and using rental cars.

“There is a huge demand for rental cars, and as we know, rental car companies had to make difficult decisions during COVID and had to reduce their supply,” Cardozza explained.

AAA Northeast said to definitely check your car rental rates moving forward with any vacation in the coming months because the supply of car rentals may not return for a bit.

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