AAA is predicting record high number of holiday travelers

AAA is predicting that 42 million people will travel by car this July Fourth, despite gas prices hitting record highs earlier this month. It is predicted that a total of 47.9 million people will take a road trip of 50 miles or more for this upcoming holiday weekend (June 30- July 4). It is predicted that 42 million will be driving for their means of travel. This is an increase from last year as travel numbers are up by 2.1%. The national average per gallon on Monday stood at $4.98. However, the demand for traveling has not decreased despite the high costs. Fewer Americans will be flying to their destinations due to the recent spikes in airfare. The cost of a plane ticket is reportedly about 14% more expensive than it was last year. Watch the video above for the full story.

AAA is predicting that 42 million people will travel by car this July Fourth, despite gas prices hitting record highs earlier this month.

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It is predicted that a total of 47.9 million people will take a road trip of 50 miles or more for this upcoming holiday weekend (June 30- July 4). It is predicted that 42 million will be driving for their means of travel. This is an increase from last year as travel numbers are up by 2.1%.

The national average per gallon on Monday stood at $4.98. However, the demand for traveling has not decreased despite the high costs.

Fewer Americans will be flying to their destinations due to the recent spikes in airfare. The cost of a plane ticket is reportedly about 14% more expensive than it was last year.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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