“We’ve seen the strong economy and growing consumer confidence fuel holiday travel”.
AAA forecasts nearly 3.5 million people from Michigan will travel from Saturday through Jan. 1 – a 3.4 percent increase, or 114,000 more travelers than last year – the highest since AAA began tracking data in 2001.
Appointments are not required and you do not have to be a member. To help travelers navigate holiday travel, we spoke with six globetrotters on how they make the most out of their Christmas vacations.
The roads, air and rails will be packed this holiday with travelers from all locations.
With that, they advise drivers to avoid going at peak times including rush hour. You will be glad you have these items should your luggage get misplaced or a flight is delayed.
State that they need a “Tipsy Tow”. In Chicago, Thursday started out with cloudy skies and temperatures ranging between 33 and 19 degrees, but ABC7 Meteorologist Tracy Butler said chances of precipitation will increase as the day proceeds. But the union filed a grievance saying the airline’s efforts to restrict premium pay and trip trading for December flights violated terms of the pilots’ contract. The New York Timesreports that this will be the single busiest day to fly this holiday season. The national average this month is $2.47 a gallon, though AAA said that average should drop by the year’s end.
“Took us two and a half hours to get here”, traveler Jewel Adams said.
Elsewhere, security has also been tightened at spots around the city.
According to AAA, 107.3 million Americans will travel by either a plane, train or automobile through New Year.
The “Tipsy Tow” service through AAA will be available from 6 p.m. Christmas Eve to 6 a.m. Christmas Day and again from 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m. New Year’s Day.
“Going to head down to Florida tomorrow morning”. Traveling on the holiday itself is also an effective strategy. Cars were randomly stopped and searched at the RFK Bridge heading into Manhattan.
“We wanted to make sure that we paid attention to the passenger experience”, Pekoske told the American Association of Airport Executives conference on aviation security in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday.
Chicago, 4 to 6 p.m. Twice the normal traffic.
“She has never had a Christmas tree shopping experience in the north and in the cold”, said her mother-in-law Laura.