AAA projects 42.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend, a 7 percent increase compared to 2022. This year, 2.7 million more people will travel for the unofficial start of summer compared to last year, a sign of what’s to come in the months ahead. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as the five-day period from Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.Memorial Day road trips are up 6 percent from last year; 37.1 million Americans will drive to their destinations, an increase of more than 2 million. Despite the lower prices at the pump, car travel this holiday will be shy of pre-pandemic numbers by about 500,000 travelers. Nearly 3.4 million travelers are expected to fly to their destinations this Memorial Day, that’s an increase of 11 percent from last year. Despite high ticket prices, demand for flights is skyrocketing. This Memorial Day weekend could be the busiest at airports since 2005.
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