Triple-A Predict Holiday Travel Increase

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ It doesn't look like record gasoline prices will keep people at home over the Thanksgiving holiday.

That's according a forecast released yesterday by the Triple-A.

The travel agency says it expects nearly 39 million Americans to be traveling 50 miles or more from home over the five days beginning November 21st. Triple-A says that's up 1.6 percent from last year.

Roughly 80 percent of those trips will be by car.

Here in Florida, 2.2 million are projected to drive. That's an increase of 2 percent over last year.

On average, travelers nationwide can expect to pay about $1 per gallon more than they did last year. The price of regular is back up over $3 a gallon.

The Triple-A estimates 326,000 Floridians are expected to travel by plane during the Thanksgiving travel period.


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