AAA expects increase in Thanksgiving travelers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The number of people expected to travel at
least 50 miles from home during the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to rise both nationwide and in Oklahoma over last year.

A survey by AAA predicts nearly 38.4 million Americans will be traveling. That's a 1.4 percent increase over 2008. The number includes an increase in the number of those driving while the number of people flying to their destinations is expected to fall by 2.1 percent.

AAA says the number of Oklahomans taking a holiday trip will rise by 7.5 percent overall.

The number includes about 475,000 driving and 46,500 fliers. The number driving would be a more than 8 percent increase while those
flying would be down just more than 2 percent.


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