Inflation not stopping Kentuckians from traveling for the holidays

Inflation is not stopping people from traveling this holiday season.
Inflation is not stopping people from traveling this holiday season.(Cropped Tony Webster / CC BY-SA 2.0 / CC BY-SA 2.0 and Cutout John Murphy / CC BY-SA 2.0 / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 11:48 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - If you’re traveling this Thanksgiving, brace yourself for crowds.

Inflation is not stopping people from traveling this holiday season as AAA predicts 700,000 Kentuckians will travel at least 50 miles on Thanksgiving weekend.

Nationally, around 50 million people are expected to hit the road. That’s up slightly from 2021 and nearly as high as pre-pandemic volumes.

AAA says one of the worst times to travel is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving and one of the best times to travel on that same day is before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m.

Air travel is also projected to be up 8% since 2021 with four and a half million people taking to the skies.

AAA says more cars than normal will be on the road and the chances of accidents increase. They say during the thanksgiving travel time, AAA tow trucks will come to the rescue of 1,900 people.