Despite the bad economy, and record high inflation, Texans are hitting the road for Thanksgiving, setting the table for what is set to be the 3rd busiest Thanksgiving travel period since 2000.
"We're up basically about 1% from last year" said Joshua Zuber, spokesperson for AAA Texas, "Around 4 million Texans traveling 50 miles or more, away from home to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Most people are going to be driving to their destination, around 3.6 million Texans, and we're almost right there at those pre-pandemic levels."
Texans are traveling this Thanksgiving, but what about the costs?
"Obviously inflation has hit all of us in the pocket books" Zuber told KTRH, "But when it comes to holiday travel, a lot of folks AAA Texas finds still keep their plans, but perhaps they modify them. Certainly costs for travel have been going up pretty much across all categories."
Either way, if you're heading out today you'll have plenty of company. And of course on Sunday, the busiest travel day of the year.