25 Million Travelers Will Fly During Thanksgiving Holiday In The U.S. This Year

The holiday travel season will be kicking off to a strong start over the Thanksgiving holiday this year, with almost 25 million travelers predicted to take to the skies on U.S. airlines, more than did so during the same period last year. And that’s not to mention train

The chief economist for industry trade organization Airlines for America, air travel won’t be as high as it was before the recession, but it’ll be a boost from 2013, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Increased air travel over the 12-day holiday period that starts Nov. 21 and last through Dec. 2 is due to a growing U.S economy, people making more money and getting jobs, and the lower cost of fuels for airlines, the economist explains.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet and are trying to avoid the busiest days, stay away from Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, as well as Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving. The lightest travel days will be Thanksgiving day and the day after.

Thanksgiving air travel forecast no turkey for 2014 [Houston Chronicle]