Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Airfare may be up nearly 43% from last year and gas prices are again on the rise, but millions of Americans are still planning to travel to be with family and friends next week for Thanksgiving.
About 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, according to an AAA report released on Tuesday. Travel for the holiday season is up 1.5% compared to last year, bringing travel volume back to 98% of pre-pandemic levels, according to the report.
This year is on track to be the third-busiest travel season the agency has seen for Thanksgiving in over two decades.
After years of downsized dinners and Zoomsgivings, families are itching to reunite, making sacrifices in other parts of their budgets to afford trips.
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