Experts say 2022 will be third-busiest travel season since 2000

According to new projections from AAA this year will be the third-busiest Thanksgiving travel season since 2000, with the expectation that the United States will return to 98% of pre-pandemic levels.

News 12 Staff

Nov 21, 2022, 11:15 AM

Updated 607 days ago

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Have you ever thought about exactly how many people are on the roads for Thanksgiving travel? This year, that number may be approximately 49 million.
According to new projections from AAA, this year will be the third-busiest Thanksgiving travel season since 2000, with the expectation that the United States will return to 98% of pre-pandemic levels.
Approximately 49 million are expected to hit the road, while another 4.5 million take to the skies.
Making things tricky is the fact that airline schedules are still reduced roughly 20%.
Another 1.4 million plan to use buses, trains and ships.
According to AAA, Thanksgiving travel is defined as the five days from the Wednesday before the holiday to the Sunday that follows.


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