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Highest Travel Volume On Record This Thanksgiving

Highest Travel Volume On Record This Thanksgiving

More than 55 million Americans, including 7 million Californians, plan to travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. According to AAA of Northern California, this will be the highest Thanksgiving volume on record for California travel and the second-highest travel volume nationally since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Because of the increased number of travelers and the Thanksgiving holiday traffic, AAA strongly urges air travelers to allow both extra time to get to the airport and plenty of extra time to get through security. For the 49.3 million Americans traveling by automobile over the holiday period, major delays were predicted to occur throughout the week, peaking Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening. Northern California gas prices are more than 30 cents a gallon higher than at this time last year, but they should continue dropping through the Thanksgiving Holiday into December, according to AAA.

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