Wednesday, November 24, 2010

12% Increase on Road Traffic This Thanksgiving

People may be tempted to blame the increase on the new TSA procedures. It may have had some effect, but it should be noted that air traffic increased over last year by 3.5%. As ridiculous (to say the least) of the new procedures, it just usually is not practical to drive to places you fly to; that is why you are flying instead of driving in the first place. That leaves you with the choice to either fly or stay home.

"The delays should come as no surprise to many -- roughly 39.7 million will travel by road this year, a 12 percent increase from last Thanksgiving, according to a AAA travel survey of 50,000 U.S. households conducted during the week of Oct. 25.

With more people traveling for the holiday this year than last, the numbers who chose to fly also went up. Just over 1.62 million holiday travelers are flying the skies, a 3.5 percent increase from last year, AAA said.

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