Thanksgiving Holiday Expected To Be Second Busiest Travel Weekend Ever

Thanksgiving Holiday Expected To Be Second Busiest Travel Weekend Ever

Over 55 million will be taking to the roads and skies as they make their way to the dinner table for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Rose White with AAA Nebraska says the economy is good for travel making it the busiest weekend of the year.

“Strong consumer spending is supported by low unemployment and improved disposable income.”

According to AAA data, this will be the second busiest travel season on record since they started keeping track.

Car travel is up nearly five percent with almost 50 million behind the wheel. Four-point-five million will take to the skies.

The busiest days will be Wednesday and Sunday to travel. She advises to slow down and budget extra time as you make your way to the next destination, especially if you’re flying.

“Pack light. Make sure you’re not taking items through the TSA gate area that are restricted.  It’s always advisable to visit TSA.gov before you pack your holiday bag,” she says.

Gas is down seven cents per gallon in Nebraska to $2.48 and according to White, unemployment declined 3.5 percent.

She says Christmas could also set records.

“Strong fundamentals continue to support high levels of consumer spending with wages, disposable income, and household wealth are all on the rise right now,” she says.

You could also experience delays on Monday when returning home.