Data Points: Thanksgiving Travel

The number of people traveling by train or bus on Thanksgiving has increased significantly since 2007.

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  • 41 million: Number of Americans who will travel 50 miles or more from home on Thanksgiving weekend
  • 41.6 million: Thanksgiving travelers in 2007
  • 7.2 percent: Decrease in the number of people traveling by airplane compared with 2007
  • 5.8 percent: Increase in the number of people traveling by train or bus or other mode (besides car or plane) compared with 2007
  • 8 percent: Expected increase in Thanksgiving airfares this year

Source: American Automobile Association