AAA predicts 3.7M Texans will travel over Thanksgiving

Travelers check in their luggage as they prepare to travel at Miami International Airport in Miami. A stronger economy and lower gas prices means Thanksgiving travelers can expect more highway congestions in 2015. Airlines for America, the lobbying group for several major airlines, forecasts 25.3 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines, up 3 percent from last year.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

COPPELL, Texas (AP) - An industry group predicts 3.7 million Texans will hit the road over Thanksgiving for the most travelers during that holiday since 2007.

AAA Texas on Tuesday announced the anticipated statewide travel numbers for the period beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

Association officials predict the number of Texans traveling over Thanksgiving, with journeys 50 miles or more, will be up 1.4 percent compared to a year ago.

AAA says most Texans heading out for Thanksgiving, about 3.4 million, are expected to travel by automobile.

Association officials predict 46.9 million U.S. travelers for the Thanksgiving holiday period, which would be a slight increase from last year.

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