Beating The Thanksgiving Day Rush

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM EDT

By WKBW News

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM EDT

Thanksgiving Day travel is just weeks away and it looks like several Americans have out-of-town plans. So beware of a bumper to bumper trip to Grandma's house because according to a new study from TripAdvisor, holiday travel is expected to rise 32-percent since last year. With gas prices so low, more than half of travelers plan on driving to their Thanksgiving destination. The remainder will fly despite the spike in airfare.

If you're planning to pack your bags and leave for a Thanksgiving feast early, survey says Wednesday, November 27th is when the majority of people plan to travel. Holiday visits can cause some stress from congested roadways to crowded airports, long security lines and inclement weather. Last year, about 43-million Americans made the turkey day trek. For the most part, Buffalo experienced problem-free flights in and out of the Buffalo-Niagara Airport. The thruway and local roads did see some jams rolling closer to the holiday.

Despite the price you pay in traffic, drivers can rest easy when it comes to gas prices. Pumping gas just got a little cheaper and you can find some of the lowest prices right around the corner. According to, prices for regular gas fell below $3.00 at five stations in Irving, NY. Western New Yorkers will pay about $3.52/gallon on average.