STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

AAA: Millions of travelers will hit the road for Thanksgiving

This week is expected to see the highest travel volume since 2005.

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 8:56 AM
Updated: Jan 10, 2018 10:26 AM

Wednesday officially kicks off the Thanksgiving travel week. It is also one of the busiest travel days of the year.

According to AAA, an estimated 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving.

That is a 3.3% increase from 2016. Experts also predict thus week is expected to see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005.

Travelers can also expect to see a bigger hit to their wallets at the gas pump this week. AAA expects Thanksgiving gas prices to be the highest since 2014.

The prices at the pump don't seem to halt drivers. AAA says an estimated 89% of people are planning to hit the road this week.

If you are traveling by air this week, experts project airline ticket prices will be the cheapest since 2013.

For more information on holiday travel, visit http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/11/nearly-51-million-americans-travel-thanksgiving-highest-volume-dozen-years/

Article Comments

Huntsville
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Florence
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 62°
Fayetteville
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 61°
Decatur
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 63°
Scottsboro
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 61°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Community Events