So who is traveling this Thanksgiving? Well it seems like everyone is, according to CNN. A record 38.7 million Americans are planning to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday. 80% by car, and that is unlucky for them because gas is also at an all-time high. Gas is now averaging nationally $3.11 a gallon. It is also expected to rise 10 more cents by December.
The Star Tribune is reporting that the airlines are going to see 27 million passengers around Thanksgiving. That is a 4% rise from last year’s Thanksgiving. All planes are on average 90% full at this time. To accommodate all these travelers, many airlines are adding up to 500 seasonal workers.
As for me, I am not going to travel more than 20 miles to my sister’s in Corkren.