Published: Thu, November 22, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

More people expected to travel for Thanksgiving

More people expected to travel for Thanksgiving

Pictured is the line for security check at LaGuardia Airport Nov. 21, 2018. "This is translating into more travelers kicking off the holiday season with a Thanksgiving getaway, building on a positive year for the travel industry". By midday Tuesday, just a few dozen flights had been canceled around the U.S. That's fewer cancelations than many regular travel days.

If you're taking a flight out of LaGuardia Airport, travelers are encouraged to use the Q70 bus service and mass transit to get to the airport.

By late Tuesday afternoon, fewer than 150 USA flights had been canceled - a low number all things considered.

With potential storms in the forecast later this week, the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is asking passengers to check with your airline to ensure all flights are running according to schedule.

In order to promote safe driving, the Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office will conduct enhanced traffic enforcement and sobriety check points now through New Year's Day.

Gas prices are up in North Carolina from this time a year ago according to AAA, which says the cost of a regular gallon of gas is nearly 13-cents higher than last Thanksgiving at $2.50 per gallon.

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With Thanksgiving coming this Thursday, AAA is expecting more than 54 million Americans to be traveling this Thanksgiving. the most since 2005.

More than 54 million Americans will be traveling this Thanksgiving holiday; Rep. Sean Duffy and his wife and Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy; Skip Bedell, host of "Catch a Contractor"; and family therapist Thomas Kersting, share their best practices. That's more than 2.5 million per day.

With many travelers making long distance trips, if you find yourself exhausted Torres tells drivers to pull off to the side of the road or even at a rest area to refuel and relax.

Travelers should prepare for long lines at airport checkpoints.

"Doesn't sound like much if you're going to a sale at the mall, but when you start talking about travel numbers we typically see about one percent year from one holiday to the next". Punta Cana, Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami are all gaining popularity as holiday spots compared to a year ago.

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