AAA: 42.5 Million Traveling This Thanksgiving


trafficThis Thanksgiving, 42.5 million people in the United States are expected to hit the road to visit family and friends – the highest number of holiday travelers since the start of the recession.

Travel tracker AAA says that 4 percent more Americans than last year will journey at least 50 miles from home, with about 90 percent of them driving. Another 8 percent plan to fly, but AAA notes that higher airfares and less available seats have forced many would-be fliers to drive instead. The remaining travelers plan to take buses, trains or other forms of transport.

This is the third consecutive Thanksgiving that Americans have taken to the road in higher numbers than in the past year.

{AP, Noam Newscenter}