Nearly 86 percent of local travelers - 3.3 million - will be going by vehicle to their destinations, a 3.5 percent increase from last year's 3.2 million auto travelers.
AAA is projecting that almost 51 million Americans will travel next week - the highest number in more than a decade.
Most travellers - about 90 per cent, or 45.5 million people - will be on the road; a 3.2 per cent increase in automobile traffic over last year's holiday, according to the pre-holiday analysis.That's despite a higher national average for petrol prices over last year.
Some 45.5 million USA road-trippers will set off to grandma's house and other destinations during the Thanksgiving holiday, the highest volume seen nationwide since 2005.
The company also added that according to AAA's Leisure Travel Index, travelers taking to the skies will pay the lowest average in five years for a round-trip flight for the top 40 domestic routes.
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With Thanksgiving nears, people traveling across the country, and AAA is predicting that there will be up to 51 million travelers this coming week. It was higher at $2.56 a gallon a month ago, but lower at $2.18 a gallon previous year at Thanksgiving. "Oil prices reached 2-year highs last week, causing the sudden jump at the pump".
Air travel is expected to see the biggest year-over-year increase, at 5 per cent, with about 4 million travellers expected to pass through USA airports over the holiday period.
"A strong economy and labor market are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, fueling a strong year for the travel industry, which will continue into the holiday season", Mitchell Meade said.
In Florida, 190,720 are expected to take a flight, a 4.5 percent over a year ago, AAA said.
Orlando is the No. 1 Thanksgiving destination, followed by Anaheim, California, New York City, Honolulu and Las Vegas.