Analysts Forecasting Low Travel In September

Many people seem to be avoiding travel around September 11th this year, causing unusually weak airline and hotel bookings. That's according to USA Today. The national paper also reported that airlines are cutting out flights on the one year anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

We went to find out if that theory holds true for travelers visiting South Mississippi.

New Yorker Rahsaan Porter says he's not scared to fly, "I'd fly September Eleventh if I had too, it'd be no problem."

Missouri resident Sandra Murray agrees and says, "I think a lot of safety precautions are in place and I think people are gonna go on with business as usual, I don't think it's going to be a problem."

Director of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Bruce Frallic says, "as far as I know, no airlines here have cut any flights from their regular Wednesday schedule. September eleventh will be a normal travel day for them."

But Michelle Keppner of First Discount Travel in Gulfport says, "about four or five people have changed their flight plans when they realize it was on September 11th. Flight bookings are slow, but that means you can great deals on flights September 11th."