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American Airline planes are seen at the Miami International Airport on February 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
American Airline planes are seen at the Miami International Airport on February 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Airlines in the U.S. are expected to see 4.5 percent more passengers than last year, a record number, according to the industry trade group Airlines for America.

From June through August, about 2.4 million passengers a day are expected to fly on airlines in the U.S., and in response, airlines are working to increase the seats they have available by more than 4 percent this summer.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks to Jill Schlesinger of CBS News about why the increase in passengers is expected, and what the economic implications are.

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This segment aired on May 18, 2015.

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