39 Million People Are Traveling Today

If you’re traveling today, you’ll have some company: 39 million other people, according to USAToday:

“An estimated 38.7 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of 1.5% over last year, according to AAA. Most, about 31.2 million, will go by road, says the auto club formerly known as the American Automobile Association.”

A lot is said about flying today, but since most of you will be driving—please remember to drive safely!

Remember: Turkey doesn’t taste as delicious at the hospital.

39 Million Slog Through Delays, Storms[USAToday]
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  1. Jeff_McAwesome says:

    That’s 38.7 million people for the whole Thanksgiving weekend, not just today. I would think that a large portion of those people have already gone where they needed to go on Friday-Tuesday.

    At least that is what I keep telling myself. Getting out of Chicago at 4:00 PM is not going to be fun.

  2. jeff303 says:

    @Jeff_McAwesome: Ouch I hear ya. I’m hoping to slink down 355 tomorrow morning after everyone else has gone…

  3. kimsama says:

    @Jeff_McAwesome: Oh man! I tried to get out of DC one year at 4pm. Took EIGHT HOURS to make a four-hour trip. Good luck and safe journey!

    I second the idea of trying for tomorrow ridic early. T-day morning the roads are empty and it makes for a nice drive.

  4. UpsetPanda says:

    @kimsama: Makes going to work a ton easier, too! (Yes, I have to work. No, it isn’t retail).

  5. Nemesis_Enforcer says:

    @CaffeinatedSquint: Lol yep I got to work with enough time to stop and pick up breakfast. Now hopefully we will go home early(crosses fingers). And no I don’t work retail either.