Is the airline industry back? Summer is shaping up to be big for travel

United Airlines this week placed its largest order to date for new planes. Photo by Greg K__ca/Shutterstock.

You may be ready to take a vacation — for the first time in more than a year. Vaccines are here, masks are optional most of the time, and cities worldwide are reopening for tourists. According to the TSA, traveler numbers are almost back to pre-pandemic levels. Airlines like United are hoping this ascent continues. This week, United placed its largest order to date for new planes.

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