Travel
9:38 am
Thu November 21, 2013

AAA Expects Thanksgiving Travel Drop For Oklahomans

Fewer Oklahomans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving, and most will be getting to their destination by driving.

gray car driving down the road
More than 574,000 Oklahomans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving. Most will drive to their destination.
Credit timo_w2s / Flickr Creative Commons

That's according to AAA Oklahoma. The agency says more than 574,000 Oklahomans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving, and of those, 90 percent will be getting there by car. More than 47,000 are expected to fly. That's down about 3 percent compared to last year.

AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday week. That's a decrease of 1.5 percent compared to last year.

AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai says that while the economy is improving, the sluggish pace of the recovery has created uncertainly for consumers. But he says there is good news because holiday gas prices are at their lowest levels since 2010.