AAA projects 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, a 1.5% increase over 2021 and 98% of pre-pandemic volumes.
This year is projected to be the third busiest for Thanksgiving travel with only 2005 and 2019 seeing more travelers.
Nearly 49 million people are expected to drive, AAA says.
Air travel is up nearly 8% over 2021, with 4.5 million Americans flying to their Thanksgiving destination.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released its Thanksgiving week schedule, which includes additional trains for Long Islanders, as local residents gear up for the holiday week ahead.
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