A leading auto organization is projecting a 1.4 percent increasein Thanksgiving travel this year, although fewer people will travelby air due to budget concerns, reduced airline capacity and addedcharges.
AAA said Wednesday it expects 38.4 million Americans will travel50 miles or more away from home over this year's holiday weekendcompared to 37.8 million last year. The number of automobiletravelers is expected to be 33.2 million compared to 32.5 millionlast year -- an increase of 2.1 percent.
Air travel, however, is projected to decline 6.7 percent, or 2.3million travelers this year compared to 2.5 million in 2008. AAAsaid the share of Thanksgiving travelers journeying by air has beendeclining for a decade.
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