Heavy holiday travel expected


Friday, December 17th 2004, 12:30 pm
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Travel officials say moderate gas prices and holidays falling on Saturdays should lead to one of the busiest travel seasons in history.

Both Christmas and New Year's will be on Saturday this season, and gasoline prices are down about 26 cents over the past three weeks.

AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai says moderate temperatures have also have encouraged Americans to travel this holiday season.

AAA expects a record high $62.7-million Americans to travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, up 3% from last year.

In Oklahoma, motor vehicle travel is expected to be up 1.5%, while air travel is likely to climb $4.2%.