PHOENIX - More Arizonans are traveling this Thanksgiving compared to last year.
According to AAA Arizona , there will be 857,823 Arizonans on the road getting to their Thanksgiving destination. That number is slightly up from last year; where 854,211 travelers ventured out for Thanksgiving. In the United States alone, there will be 43.3 million people traveling to visit friends and family.
Most people in Arizona will travel by car this holiday weekend. 750,136 people will hit the open road, while 51,510 Arizonans will travel by plane.
Even though more people are traveling this holiday season, they are traveling less miles. The average Arizonan will travel 607 miles this Thanksgiving weekend. That is down from 706 in 2011.
AAA Arizona has a couple of tips for your travel to your Thanksgiving Destination. First AAA says to ease up on the gas pedal. AAA says, every 5MPH over 60MPH you go, it costs you 24 cents more per gallon.
Another tip AAA Arizona is telling travelers is, to pack some patience. AAA’s survey revealed that Wednesday, November 21 st and Sunday, November 25 th will be the busiest travel days.
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