17 November, 2017
But AAA's Tamara Johnson also says next Tuesday afternoon is one of the worst times to begin Thanksgiving travel by auto.
Eight-nine percent of all travelers - 45.5 million - are planning a Thanksgiving road trip by vehicle, an increase of 3.2 percent more than past year, AAA said.
AAA expects almost 51 million Americans to hit the road for Thanksgiving travel next week, the highest volume for Turkey Day travel in a dozen years.
California gas prices have skyrocketed in the last two weeks to their highest levels in more than two years and are likely to remain above $3.20 on average in most areas throughout the holiday weekend.
A new report by Hertz shows that Orlando International Airport will be among the busiest airport pick-up locations for rental cars.
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The American Automobile Association is releasing its annual Thanksgiving travel forecast on Thursday and includes data on the days and hours you absolutely want to avoid hitting the road. "Most people have already made their travel plans, and will not cancel them for moderate shifts in gas prices". "Oil prices reached 2-year highs last week, causing the sudden jump at the pump".
"When consumer confidence is high, more people are willing to travel, even if it means taking on debt", says AAA Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde. This will be the most expensive Thanksgiving to fill up since 2013, when Los Angeles gas prices averaged more than $3.60 a gallon, according to the Auto Club. "These factors should help fuel consumer spending and generate a strong finish for the travel industry this year".
Air travel is expected to see the biggest year-over-year increase, at 5 per cent, with about 4 million travellers expected to pass through U.S. airports over the holiday period.
In Florida, 190,720 are expected to take a flight, a 4.5 percent over previous year, AAA said.
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