This upcoming week is one of the busiest travel times all year for Americans.
AAA estimates 46.9 million Americans will be traveling more than 50 miles this Thanksgiving weekend.
At Sacramento International Airport’s long-term parking lot, already the spaces are filling up, and many relatives are arriving.
“Got our daughter coming in from San Diego to spend Thanksgiving with us,” said Alan Pantle, who came to SMF from Ione.
AAA estimates 3.6 million Americans are flying to their Thanksgiving destinations.
After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, security is expected to be tight around America’s airports, with TSA warning air travelers to give themselves extra time to get through security to their gates. But most told FOX40 those attacks are not going to keep them from flying.
“I think it’s a pretty isolated incident these terror attacks, I mean, it’s a shame what’s going on, but I’m not personally concerned about getting on a plane. I feel safe. I think you have better odds getting in a car accident or getting hit by a bus,” said Chris Watson of Sacramento.
And those other two scenarios will be a risk for plenty of Americans this Thanksgiving week. AAA calculates nearly 42 million Americans will be taking a holiday road trip.
“We’re probably going to San Francisco, just driving to some relatives out there,” said Jeff Campbell of Sacramento.
And the good news is the cost of gas has dropped. AAA said across the country U.S. drivers will pay the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008.
“I have noticed I’m getting a lot farther on a lot fewer dollars … It’s very nice, very nice,” Watson said.
According to AAA, today’s national average price of a gallon of gas is 65 cents less than the average price last year.