By Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After a rebound in travel this summer, people are once again canceling plans for trips because of the surging number of COVID cases.

In a recent survey, 27% of respondents said they postponed a trip. More than 54% said the delta variant has made them less interested in traveling right now.

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Adit Damodaran, an economist with travel app Hopper, said summer flight demand has flattened from pandemic highs, which is leading to lower prices.

But he also said there’s a 33% increase in people buying tickets that can be canceled.

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“People want to have that option to cancel if for any reason something happens, the situation develops in a way where they can’t take that trip,” he said.

Other potential pitfalls are increased airline cancellations.

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In June and July, domestic air cancellations were above their 1% average, resulting in 10,000 cancellations in July alone. Team