The Number Of Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving Season Might Surprise You
According to AAA NewsRoom, a huge amount of Americans are predicted to travel this Thanksgiving holiday season, so many the number might shock you.
55.4 million Americans are predicted to travel over 50 miles from their home by AAA this Thanksgiving travel period. This makes the 2023 Thanksgiving prediction a 2.3% increase compared to last years. This also makes it the third-highest forecast since 2000 for the Thanksgiving season. The two higher years were 2005 and 2019.
Most people traveling are predicted to drive to their Thanksgiving destinations. 49.1 million Americans are predicted by AAA to be driving this year. Drivers might also be paying less for gas this year when compared to last year due to gas prices going down recently.
AAA also expects air travelers to be the highest they’ve been since 2005. Currently, 4.7 million people are expected to fly during this holiday period, that’s an increase of 6.6 percent when compared to last year.
This thanksgiving the busiest days for travel will be the Tuesday and Wednesday before thanksgiving. Sunday is usually the busiest day to go home, but Monday will be a busy day as well for air travel. The best time to leave begin traveling is the early morning or after 6 p.m. to try and avoid the holiday traffic.