Holiday Travel Season Could Be Busiest In Years

NEW YORK (December 13, 2012)--This Christmas travel season could be the busiest in six years.

AAA predicts 93.3 million Americans will hit the road, which is 1.6 percent more than last year and just 400,000 people shy of the 2006 record.

This year, highways will be more crowded than ever, largely because airlines have cut the number of seats available and continue to raise prices.

AAA said 84.4 million people will drive at least 50 miles between Dec. 22 and Jan. 1, a record.

That's 90.5 percent of holiday travelers, up from 89.3 percent six years ago.

Put another way: one in four Americans will be driving long distances for Christmas and New Year's, so expect plenty of traffic jams, crowded highway rest stops and overflowing toll plazas.


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