USA retail-regular grade gasoline averaged $2.61 a gallon on Monday, an increase of 4 cents per gallon from the same time previous year, according to the Energy Information Administration.
This video of heavy traffic backups in Los Angeles last Thanksgiving weekend showed just how bad the roads can get this holiday weekend. "So, to be at nearly five percent, that's just incredible", Ingram said.
The airport says the best thing you can do is be prepared: arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your flight, and be sure to have your license and ticket ready before you get in line. So along with all their other belongs he hopes people pack their patience. That means close to 69 thousand more travelers than previous year are projected to venture 50 miles or more to celebrate in Virginia.
Thanksgiving holiday flight tips from Wednesday to Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.
Thanksgiving day is a national holiday in the USA, and is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Virginia: Nearly 1.4 million will be hitting the highways, an increase of close to 64 thousand more than in 2017. Be sure to pad your traveling time to the airport generously because Chicago is ranked the worst city in America for time spent traveling to the airport this Thanksgiving weekend, according to travel-services provider AAA and transportation analytics and connected-car services firm Inrix.
Nationwide: The largest growth in holiday travel is by air, at 5.4 percent, with 4.27 million travelers. In fact, gas is more expensive this year compared to last year.
He said he will be going from Lexington to Athens for his family's Thanksgiving. "Knowing when and where congestion will build can help drivers avoid the stress of sitting in traffic".
Across the country, travelers who take to the sky must account for long security lines, but also increased drive times to the airport.
The slowest days are expected to be Thanksgiving and Black Friday, where between 183,000 and 206,000 people will travel, LAX predicted.
With many travelers making long distance trips, if you find yourself exhausted Torres tells drivers to pull off to the side of the road or even at a rest area to refuel and relax.
The busiest day at the airport will be the Monday after Thanksgiving, with 251,000 travelers expected.