Thanksgiving Travel Expected To Increase Nationwide, Decrease In Arizona

By Claire Caulfield
Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 8:15am
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Freeway exit to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Nationwide, Thanksgiving travel is expected to increase. According to the Triple-A travel forecast, approximately 47 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving.

That is a 0.6 percent increase compared with last year, and the largest number since 2007. Compared with last year, 15 percent more Arizonans are choosing to fly, according to Linda Gorman from Triple-A.

“However, the majority of people are still choosing to drive,” Gorman said. “So I think that also speaks to low gas prices. We have not seen prices this low for the Thanksgiving holiday since 2008.”

In Arizona there is expected to be a 6.4 percent decrease overall in travelers, which goes against the national trend.

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