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AAA forecasts 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, reflecting a four percent increase from the 40.9 million people who traveled one year ago.
This is the first significant increase in any holiday travel this year.
The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 27. Approximately 38.2 million people (90 percent of all holiday travelers) plan to take to the nation’s roadways. Nearly 3.4 million (eight percent) will fly to reach their destination.
The number of air travelers is up nearly two percent despite higher airfares which have increased 20 percent from last year. The remaining two percent of all travelers will use other modes of transportation including train, bus and watercraft.
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