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Holiday Traveler Expected to Increase

Holiday Traveler Expected to Increase

The roads and skies will be plenty crowded for the coming Thanksgiving holiday.

AAA expects the number of people who are traveling for the holiday to increase by 3% this year.  That number is spurred by the low gas prices that have been hovering around $3.00 per gallon.

Travel expert Cathi Banks with Legacy Travel says people planning on driving need to plan ahead, "Most of all, you want to pack your patience.  If you can leave early that's great, expect law enforcement to have a very big presence."

This Thanksgiving is also special because it falls during Hanakkuh.  This is the first time in 125 years that Thanksgiving has fallen during Hanakkuh and it won't happen again for almost 80,000 years.

If you plan on flying for Thanksgiving, Banks says you need to expect plenty of people who don't regularly fly to slow things down, "You want allow yourself a lot of extra time to get through those security checks points and what not.  And, review the things that you can and can't not take with you so you don't have big surprises at the security line."

Airline travel is expected to increase by 1.5% from November, 22 through December, 3 from last year.

 

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