We're hitting the road for the holidays.AAA Texas reports 3.9 million Texans will travel more then fifty miles from home over Thanksgiving, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
"That's the highest rate of Thanksgiving travel we've seen in a dozen years," said AAA Texas' Daniel Armbruster.
The vast majority of us, 3.6 million people, will travel by car, leading to some very crowded highways, at least on the busiest travel days of Wednesday and the Sunday after Thanksgiving, which are traditionally the busiest days for travel of the entire year.
"One of the biggest reasons for that is a strong economy, and consumer confidence is up."
But Armbruster says the biggest jump over last year, up nearly 4%, is air travel. He says the reason for that is some of the lowest domestic air fares we have seen in several years.
1.6 million more people will be traveling this Thanksgiving nationwide, and AAA Texas says expect roads which are usually congested to be as much as three times busier than normal.