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Nearly 51 Million Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving,

Highest Volume in a Dozen Years


Travel times could be more than three times longer over the holiday week

 

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

“Thanksgiving kicks off the start of a busy holiday season, and more thankful Americans will travel to spend time with friends and family this year,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “A strong economy and labor market are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, fueling a strong year for the travel industry, which will continue into the holiday season.”

The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday to Sunday, November 22-26.

By the Numbers: 2017 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

  • Road trip ready: 89 percent of all travelers – 45.5 million – are planning a Thanksgiving road trip, an increase of 3.2 percent over last year.
  • Cheaper airfare: Consumers will pay the cheapest average airfare since 2013.
  • Fuller skies: The largest growth in holiday travel is by air travel, at five percent, with 3.95 million travelers.
  • Alternate travel: Travel by trains and other modes (including buses and cruises) is expected to increase 1.1 percent to 1.48 million travelers.
  • Locally busy: More than 1.1 million Massachusetts residents are among those traveling, over 975,000 of them by car.

Travelers Beware and Advised: Traffic Hotspots and Best and Worst Times to Hit the Road

Based on historical and recent travel trends for the holiday week, INRIX, in collaboration with AAA, predicts drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion during the early evening – as early as Tuesday of Thanksgiving week - as commuters mix with holiday travelers.

“Thanksgiving has historically been one of the busiest holidays for road trips, and this year we could see record-level travel delays,” says Bob Pishue, transportation analyst at INRIX. “Knowing when and where congestion will build can help drivers avoid the stress of sitting in traffic.”

Worst Time to Travel

Metro Area

Worst Day

for Travel

Worst Time

for Travel

Delay Multiplier

Chicago, IL

Tuesday

5:00 - 6:00 PM

3x

San Francisco, CA

Tuesday

4:00 - 5:45 PM

2.5X

Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday

3:15 - 6:00 PM

2.5x

Boston, MA

Tuesday

5:15 - 7:15 PM

2.5x

New York, NY

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

2x

Washington, DC

Tuesday

4:45 - 6:00 PM

2x

Seattle, WA

Tuesday

3:45 - 5:30 PM

2x

Atlanta, GA

Wednesday

3:00 - 5:15 PM

2x

Houston, TX

Wednesday

5:45 - 7:00 PM

1x

Detroit, MI

Tuesday

3:00 - 5:30 PM

1x

 

The worst traffic hotspot during Thanksgiving week in each of the 10 most congested cities in the U.S. are:

Top Traffic Hotspot in America’s Most Congested Cities

Rank

City

Location

1

Los Angeles, CA

I-5 S at Valley View Ave

2

New York, NY

I-495 E at NY-106/NY-107

3

San Francisco, CA

I-80 E at Pinole Valley Rd

4

Atlanta, GA

I-75 N at Chastain Rd

5

Miami, FL

I-95 N at Congress Ave

6

Washington, DC

I-95 S at US-17/US-1

7

Dallas, TX

US-75 S at I-45/I-3

8

Boston, MA

I-90 W at I-84/US-20

9

Chicago, IL

I-90 W at I-190

10

Seattle, WA

I-405 S at WA-167

 

Across the country, travelers that take to the sky must account for long security lines, but also increased drive times to the airport. AAA and INRIX expect delays getting to the nation’s busiest airports could be as long as an hour.

Worst Travel Times to America’s Busiest Airports

Metro Area

Airport Route

Worst Time

for Travel

Travel Time

at Peak

New York, NY

Downtown to JFK via Long Island Expressway East

Tuesday,
5:30 - 7:30 PM

1 hr 54 min

Chicago, IL

Downtown to ORD via Kennedy Expressway West

Tuesday,
4:30 - 5:30 PM

1 hr 14 min

Denver, CO

Downtown to DIA via I-70 E and Pena Blvd

Wednesday,
4:30 - 6:30 PM

52 min

Los Angeles, CA

Downtown to LAX via I-110 S

Tuesday,
4:30 - 6:30 PM

46 min

Dallas, TX

Downtown to DFW via TX-183 W

Wednesday,
8:00 - 9:00 AM

46 min

Las Vegas, NV

Downtown to LAS via I-15 S

Wednesday,
8:00 - 9:00 AM

45 min

San Francisco, CA

Downtown to SFO via US-101 S

Tuesday,
5:00 - 7:00 PM

29 min

Seattle, WA

Downtown to SEA via I-5 S

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