50 Million Americans Will Travel This Thanksgiving

A whopping 50.9 million Americans will travel over Thanksgiving--a  3.3 percent increase over 2016 and the most since 2005. According to  the AAA, more than 45 million will travel by car between next Wednesday  and the Sunday after Thanksgiving. 

About four million will fly, a five  percent increase from last year. Those traveling by car can expect an  expensive road trip; the national average for a gallon of regular is  $2.56, up from $2.16 a year ago. Car-rental rates are also higher than  last year, and so are many hotel rooms. Meanwhile, average airfares on  the most popular routes within the U.S. will be the lowest in five  years.

Source:  AAA