More than 50 Million to Travel for Thanksgiving

More than 50 Million to Travel for Thanksgiving Photo: KSTP-TV

November 20, 2018 10:49 AM

A projected 54.3 million people are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday in 2018, according to AAA. 

According to the travel organization, 2018 is expected to see the highest volume of Thanksgiving travel since 2005. 

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The number is an estimated 2.5 million more than those who traveled for the holiday in 2017.

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According to AAA, 48.5 million people are expected to travel by car, 4.2 million are expected to travel by air and 1.4 million are expected to travel by train, bus or cruise ship. 

Those who plan to hit the road over the holiday may be surprised when they get to the pump. 

According to AAA, motorists are expected to pay the highest Thanksgiving gas prices in four years. On Monday, AAA reported the national average gas price was at $2.69.  

While gas prices may be high, AAA does not expect that to be a deterrent for travel.

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