Over 53 million expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday despite gas price surge
WASHINGTON - Millions are expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday despite some of the highest gas prices the U.S. has seen in years.
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AAA says more than 53.4 million people are expected to travel -- the highest single-year increase since 2005 and a 13 percent increase compared to last year.
About 90 percent of travelers will be on the road, AAA says, despite gas costing over a dollar more per gallon than last year.
Travel volumes are expected to be within 5 percent of pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels with air travel nearly completely recovering from its pandemic drop.
On Wednesday, the national average for a gallon of gas was at $3.41. In the District, the average price was $3.62 a gallon, in Maryland $3.37 and in Virginia $3.28.