Gobble, gobble: AAA says Thanksgiving travel will be up

Gobble, gobble: AAA says Thanksgiving travel will be up

Gobble, gobble: AAA says Thanksgiving travel will be up

The agency said based on historical and recent travel trends for the holiday week, they expects drivers to experience the greatest congestion during the late afternoon drive time, between 3:00 to 6:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season for many in the Denver metro area, and - along with all the shopping, cooking and merrymaking - comes tough decision-making, like when to hit the road to avoid that increasingly gnarly I-25 traffic. That's a 3.3 percent increase from previous year.

Whether you're heading down the street to your sister's or traveling across the county to your parents' home, it seems that all of America travels in some way for Thanksgiving. They say at its peak, drivers on some interstates and highways could see delays of almost 300 percent over the optimal trip.

That would be the highest since 2014 saw the average at $2.79 a gallon. but. still far below the all-time high of $3.44 in 2012. And majority - around 45 million - will be doing so by vehicle. "If I'm here an hour early, I know I'm going to get through the line ideal", said traveler James McNeal.

Cheaper air-fares are drawing people to the skies but auto trips are also on the rise despite higher gas prices. AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins warns drivers, "dead batteries tend to come when people are leaving their lights on or they're keeping their cell phones plugged in, and it just drains out the battery".

$2.39 - Average Kansas price for a gallon of gas as of November 20. Nationally, the average price per gallon is $2.54 a gallon. Driving is the most popular mode of travel. The Nashville International Airport expects their highest volume of passengers on Wednesday and Sunday.

Regardless of the day of the flight departure, travelers should allow extra time for traveling to the airport.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is monitoring traffic, with highway signs reminding people to think about traveling early. "So I thought I'd get ahead of it, lose a little bit of time on Tuesday, but at least we'll have it out of the way". The service runs five daily round-trips between Brunswick and Boston during the week, but will cut back to its three-round-trip service on Thursday.

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