Busy holiday travel expected

If you're planning to travel somewhere for the Thanksgiving holiday, you can expect to see a lot of other people with the same idea.

AAA is projecting 43.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday period, an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year.

This marks the fourth consecutive year AAA has reported a growing number of holiday travelers. The holiday period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 25. Ninety percent, or 39.1 million, will travel by auto. Air travel is expected to decrease by nearly two percent with 3.1 million flying to reach their destination. Another 1.3 million will choose other modes of transportation including rail, bus and cruise ship.

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