The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as November 22 through November 26.
South Carolina's average gas price is $2.28 a gallon, which is a 44 cent increase from 2016.This is the highest average for Thanksgiving travel in SC since 2014, when the average was $2.56.
Airports will see the largest bump in travelers, with 3.95 million expected to take to the skies.
Flying High: Over 82,000 Wisconsinites are forecast to take a flight. More than 200,000 are expected to use other modes of transportation, about the same as a year ago.
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That is a three-percent increase from past year.
And vehicle rentals are averaging $70 per day, 34 percent above past year and the highest rate for a Thanksgiving weekend since 2013. California gas prices have skyrocketed in the last two weeks to their highest levels in more than two years and are likely to remain above $3.20 on average in most areas throughout the holiday weekend.
Alternate Travel: Travel by trains and other modes (including buses and cruises) is expected to increase 1.1 percent to 1.48 million travelers.
Cheaper Airfare: Consumers will pay the cheapest average airfare since 2013.
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If you plan to travel to see loved ones for Thanksgiving, expect to share the roads with quite a few folks. The drivers ask for upfront payment rather than paying through the app. Using apps such as GasBuddy and Waze will help you find lower gas prices as well as steer you away from the most traffic-prone areas.
Previous year over the Thanksgiving holiday, AAA Carolinas rescued about 8,400 motorists, mainly because of dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts.
For those traveling the roads, a gallon of regular gas in MA averages $2.59 a gallon.
The national average on Thanksgiving Day was $2.13 in 2016, $2.05 in 2015, and $2.80 in 2014. It was higher at $2.56 a gallon a month ago, but lower at $2.18 a gallon past year at Thanksgiving. "Although it will be more expensive to drive to Grandma's house compared to recent years, the current price at the pump is not high enough to deter Floridians from taking a trip". "Nationwide, travel demand is surprisingly strong this fall, which is reducing fuel inventory and putting upward pressure on gas prices".
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