Tips for travelers this Memorial Day holiday weekend
AAA says that over 42 million people will travel for the Memorial holiday weekend, a 7% increase over last year.
The Federal Aviation Administration says Thursday will be the busiest day of the weekend for air travel. AAA projects that over 3 million people will fly this holiday weekend, as airfare to top destinations is up 40% more than last year. They say international travel bookings are 250% higher than a year ago.
To avoid the long lines, arrive at the airport early. On the way, check the weather forecast for any possible flight delays or cancellations.
Experts say to prepare for anything this holiday weekend. Pack an extra change of clothes, medication and any other necessities in a carry-on bag in case of a lost luggage situation.
AAA is projecting that 87% of people will drive to their long weekend destination.