AAA expects the busiest Thanksgiving traffic in more than a decade

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This Thanksgiving holiday weekend will see the highest travel volume since 2005.

"Across the country, and in Maryland, this Thanksgiving weekend is expected to be the busiest for the holiday in more than 10 years", said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Ragina Cooper Averella in a statement. He says that large number is due in part to a strong economy and because consumer confidence is up. "This won't stop the more than 844,000 Arizonans who are planning a holiday road trip next week".

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving; a 3.3 percent increase over previous year.

That's an increase of 80,230 people, representing a 3.2% rise over a year ago, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

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Road Trippers: 89 percent of all travelers -45.5 million- are planning a Thanksgiving road trip; an increase of 1.6 million people (3.2%) over past year. "Getting an early start may be a good plan to avoid some holiday travel stress".

Those driving over the holiday should keep in mind that the cost of fueling is up. "This should set the table for small discounts at the pump, before the holiday arrives". That's 1.6 million more people than in 2016.

Alabama and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $2.271 and $3.228 per gallon. "That's the most we've seen in a dozen years".

"Idaho has experienced a seasonal price drop, but it's been slower than in recent years", Conde said.

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The vast majority-nearly 90 percent-of MI holiday travelers will drive this Thanksgiving.

Travelers can expect to spend any "flight savings" on vehicle rentals.

Experts say the busiest travel time is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following the holiday, with the lightest traffic typically in the morning on Thanksgiving Day. The average price increased by 14 percent to $176/night. The average price at AAA Three Diamond rated accommodations has jumped 14 percent to $176 per night, although rates at Two Diamond rates hotels are down 5 percent to $117.

AAA said more Americans will also fly this Thanksgiving. The complete AAA/IHS Markit 2017 Thanksgiving holiday travel forecast is available here.

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