Getting Away For Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 2:41 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED (AP) -- Rising gas prices and fears of air delays aren't stopping millions of Americans from setting out on what's predicted to be the largest Thanksgiving pilgrimage ever.

One traveler flying from Dallas to Detroit this morning thought airport traffic was "a lot smoother" than he had anticipated. An Amtrak passenger got to New York's Penn Station before dawn because she says the train "gets too crowded" later in the day.

Gas prices are up more than 85 cents on average compared to this time last year, but AAA predicts more than 31 million travelers will hit the highways this year.

That's part of what would be a record 38.7 million Americans expected to travel more than 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday.