Millions of Travelers Expected Over Memorial Day Weekend
Millions of travelers are expected to be on the move this weekend for Memorial Day. According to AAA, almost 40 million people are expected to travel this weekend which is up 8.3% from last year. More than 34 million people are expected to travel by car even with the national average for a gallon of gas around $4.60. In terms of air travel, the TSA is expecting 2.1 million people to pass through security check points every day this summer with more than 3 million expected to take to the skies over a five-day period around Memorial Day. That figure is up 25% over last year. In total, AAA expects 39.2 million people to travel 50 miles or more from home over the weekend.