Here are a few quick statistics – as reported by AAA and United Press International – to paint of picture of just how busy the busiest travel day of the year will be for Americans in 2009.

  • Approximately 38.4 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving this year.  This figure represents a 1.4% increase over 2008.
  • Most (over 33 million) of those 38.4 million travelers will be in their cars this weekend.
  • Air travel is projected to be down 6.7 percent to 2.3 million travelers this weekend.  Bus and train tickets, however, are expected to be up compared to last year.
  • According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.63, up about 65 cents over last year at this time.

Safe travels to everyone this holiday weekend!