Whether flying or driving, Northeastern scholars Ravi Sarathy and Ryan Wang say travelers expect greater crowds this holiday season now that many COVID-19 precautions have been lifted. While the amount of traffic has returned to pre-pandemic levels, many airlines are scrambling to meet the demand. Photo by Sebastian Gollnow/Picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

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Airlines continue to face turbulence amid increasing event and flight cancellations spurred by the growing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor of international business and strategy, Ravi Sarathy, explains its effect on the airline industries and the trickle-down effect on the tourism industry.