Airfare and flights: Thanks to low gas prices, plenty of options this Thanksgiving season

Story highlights Inbound and outbound domestic U.S. flights are expected to see growth of between 5.6% and 9.5% in travel on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

For those anticipating to be on the road this Thanksgiving Day, you might be worried about traffic conditions. After all, more than 100 million travelers are expected to make the road trip.

Then again, the reasons to drive have become less specific and therefore less annoying. The road trip is now a great party-planning option, one that you can take on Thanksgiving Day and even Thanksgiving Day itself.

Inbound and outbound domestic U.S. flights have become less of a hassle over the years. So maybe the AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report’s gas price forecast is a good sign of the holiday travel season ahead?

According to the report, the average price of a gallon of gasoline has crept down for 12 consecutive weeks to a peak of $2.32 as of late November.

In 2018, a total of 675.6 million Americans will go on a vehicle-related trip for Thanksgiving or Black Friday, says AAA Travel. In fact, the number of holiday travelers for Thanksgiving and Black Friday is up 5.6% and 9.5%, respectively, from 2016.

The good news is, an estimated 116.8 million will fly the nation’s skies. That’s 3.6% more trips made over 2016.

Air travel is expected to grow the most in this country’s Thanksgiving- and Black Friday-travel season, with both inbound and outbound domestic flights expected to see growth of between 5.6% and 9.5% on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, 2018.

The data on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday air travel comes from Travel Leaders, which has provided more than 500 million dollars in revenue for more than 6,500 independent hotels and resorts nationwide. To provide Travel Leaders clients with the latest travel information, inbound and outbound air travel airfare, hotel reservations and more, Travel Leaders recently updated their research tool.

You can access the Trip Dashboard, which provides all this information on flights, lodging, rail and bus travel and taxis in one place. All travelers can use the Dashboard to book destinations, flights, hotels and more.

So, keep your patience about this Thanksgiving travel season, as there’s a lot going on.

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