Almost 2.6 million Floridians expected to travel for Thanksgiving

Almost 2.6 million Floridians expected to travel for Thanksgiving

AAA Idaho projects 265,000 Idahoans will travel fifty miles or more from home this holiday season, with 236,000 opting to travel by automobile.

Gas prices in Sacramento are at an average of $3.09, which is up 55 cents from past year.

Another 190,720 will travel by air, a 4.5 percent jump from 2016 and the most since 222,000 flew at Thanksgiving in 2007.

The busiest travel day will be November 22, the day before Thanksgiving.

An estimated 2.6 million Florida residents will travel at least 50 miles during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, according to an AAA forecast released Thursday.

AAA said that most Maryland and DE travelers are expected to drive to their destinations.

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving; a 3.3 percent increase over past year. AAA is forecasting a 4.5% jump among Floridians as compared to a year ago, with 190,72 Sunshine State residents expected to take a flight. Americans on average are paying $2.56 at the pump, and Virginians have seen an average increase of 30 cent across the state from previous year.

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While gas prices are higher this year, Armbruster says travelers will continue to supply the demand. "This should set the table for small discounts at the pump, before the holiday arrives". It's also the highest price for gasoline in North Carolina since 2014, when the average was $2.73. "Our projection is there will be a 5.3 percent increase in boardings".

"I am leaving Saturday to go to IN to have Thanksgiving with my dad", she said.

Travelers taking to the skies will pay the lowest average in five years for a round-trip flight for the top 40 domestic routes.

Springfield averages $2.54 a gallon, according to AAA.

Before setting out for the long Thanksgiving weekend, download the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

With the AAA Mobile app, travelers can also find almost 59,000 AAA Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants. "Getting an early start may be a good plan to avoid some holiday travel stress".

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