Number of Thanksgiving Travelers Is

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NBC News

Number of Thanksgiving Travelers Is Back Up to Pre-Recession Levels

More people are traveling for Thanksgiving this year than they have in nearly a decade, and airports are bracing for a record-breaking number of passengers Wednesday.

More than 48 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday, an increase of about a million from last year, and the highest number since pre-recession levels in 2007, according to AAA.

Of those, a record 3.6 million are expected to be flying, 43 million driving, and another 750,000 will be taking trains to their Thanksgiving destinations.

Airports were already filling up with long lines early Wednesday morning…Read More