What To Expect For Your Thanksgiving Travel This Year

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving travel is a total and complete nightmare, but this year looks especially difficult. AAA Mid Atlantic is expecting 1.1 million Marylanders to take to the roadways this year for Thanksgiving travel!

AAA Mid Atlantic credits the strong economy and low gas prices to the amount of holiday travelers. Gas prices are only 5 cents away from the year's all time low, coming in at $2.37 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas.

A few fun facts for your Thanksgiving travel:

  • Avoid travel during the early evening hours of Thanksgiving week, it's expected to be the most congested time period 
  • On the East Coast, the worst traffic will be the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, AAA is predicting, particularly between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
  • If you're driving, the best days to travel to avoid the most traffic are Thanksgiving day, the following Friday & Saturday
  • Sunday, November 26th will likely be the busiest day, with an estimated 2.88-million people traveling, while Thanksgiving Day itself will be the least crowded, when only 1.6-million people are expected to fly
  • About 4.7 million Americans are expected to travel by air between Wednesday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 25
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