What to expect for Thanksgiving travel

Posted at 11:00 AM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 23:16:06-05

According to the AAA, more than 50 million Americans are expected to hit the roads, air, and rail for Thanksgiving. 

That’s a 3 percent increase from 2016’s Thanksgiving holiday travel. 

Travelers can expect to pay more for gasoline than years past, but less for airfare. 
AAA expects 89 percent of travelers to get to their destination by driving. 

To avoid getting caught in traffic, experts say you should stay off the roads the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, especially in the afternoons. That's when normal workweek commuters and travelers are on the road at the same time. 

If traveling by car, expect to pay a little more in gas prices due to cost surge in gas prices. Currently, the national average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.5, up from $2.13 a year ago as of today, according to AAA.