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AAA predicts Thanksgiving travel to reach close to pre-pandemic levels

With 2020's pandemic Thanksgiving in the past, travel for the holiday is set to return to pre-pandemic levels.

News 12 Staff

Nov 23, 2021, 10:52 AM

Updated 966 days ago

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Millions are expected to hit the roads to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to AAA, 90% of the travelers are expected to take to the road in the next couple of days. Even with higher gas prices, more drivers are expected to be out on the roadways.
AAA says this is due to the flexibility and convenience of driving, plus the COVID-19 safety measures, as some still don’t feel comfortable getting on an airplane yet.
The association advises to not travel between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Robert Sinclair Jr., the senior manager of public affairs for AAA Northeast, advises those to “hit the road at 5 or 6 a.m.”
The MTA is doing traffic prep of their own and advising New Yorkers to rely on public transportation. It says the plan is to add extra railroad service tomorrow in order to assist those who aren’t trying to sit in traffic.


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