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More Californians Plan To Travel For Thanksgiving

More Californians are planning to hit the road this Thanksgiving holiday.

AAA projects that 5.7 million state residents will travel 50 miles or more over the four-day holiday weekend. That’s an increase of just under 1% compared to last year. AAA notes that the lower price of gas is a contributing to the slight uptick. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.71 in California, which is down by about 70 cents from last year. Gas is selling in Sonora as low as $2.39 according to the myMotherLode.com gas price section.

When breaking down the numbers, AAA predicts that five-million Californians will travel by car, 616,000 will fly and 180,000 will travel by another mode of transportation, such as a boat or train. Air travelers can expect increased security over the holiday so AAA recommends arriving at the airport at least 2-3 hours prior to the flight time.