Ways to travel safely, efficiently over Thanksgiving

Gladys Abbott
November 24, 2017

Holiday travel - defined as Wednesday through Sunday - volumes will be the highest since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with a year ago.

Many travelers will seek theme-park and warm-weather destinations this Thanksgiving. "Get to the gate and make sure you're there".

"Taking a train is like the most relaxed thing you could do", Herzog said. It's also important to check your airline's flight status before arriving at the airport. The busiest hours to make the trip to Denver will be today from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, Darras advised all travelers at McGhee Tyson to closely monitor their flight status online at flyknoxville.com or by downloading the airport's free mobile application on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Make sure the vehicle is in good condition for a road trip. That's a 3.3 percent increase from past year.

Travelers are packing their passports, and their patience in security lines at BWI. But while air travel will be relatively low-cost, drivers will be paying the highest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2014.

Be patient and avoid distractions, like texting and driving.

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However, there won't be any relief when it comes to gas prices.

Drivers can expect to pay a bit more for gas this year.

Fueling up: Gas Prices in Tennessee averaged $1.94 on Thanksgiving 2016. The increase in drivers in New England for the weekend is forecasted to slightly surpass the national average, with a 3.3 percent increase from 1.89 million to 1.96 million in New England as compared to a 3.2 percent national increase.

"On the workday before a major holiday, NJ TRANSIT customers may shift their travel pattern to the early afternoon, when employers may let workers out early".

Airlines for America, the lobbying group for several major airlines, forecasts that more than 28 million passengers will fly on US airlines in the 12-day period between Friday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Tanya Householder won't travel far this Thanksgiving to see family, but there are plenty of others who will hit the road this week.

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