Now on to the biggest week of the year for traveling and shopping. And we have complete coverage of the holiday madness which is just about to start. More than 43 million of us are traveling for... See More
Now on to the biggest week of the year for traveling and shopping. And we have complete coverage of the holiday madness which is just about to start. More than 43 million of us are traveling for thanksgiving. What should we expect on the roads and the skies? And is there bad weather ahead and just how crazy world that shopping gets. JIM AVILA IS at LaGuardia airport. Good morning, jim. Reporter: Good morning, elizabeth. It's not all bad news. First of all, gas prices are down 7 cents in the past two weeks. Otherwise, the weather seems to be good, holding up well everywhere, except for the pacific northwest. Snow, wind and heavy rain, bad weather causing a rough start for some of the 43 million americans expected to be on the move this week. 90% of them in cars. Snow forecast for mountain passes in washington state by thanksgiving. And heavy flooding in northern california is already creating dangerous road conditions in the west. 39 million people will be driving in cars on interstates and roads will be very busy. Reporter: In the air, very few delays, however. And the airlines are looking forward to clear weather for the week. Jetblue tweeting, mother nature looks to deliver a beautiful weather week for holiday travel. Let's do this. Air travel is is actually down 3% this thanksgiving because airlines have cut the number of flights and prices are high. The busiest day for travel will be wednesday when 45% head out. 35% returning sunday, 25% waiting till monday. Now, there is one potential bump in the runway for air travelers, out in los angeles, the airport workers are talking about a strike at the airport just before thanksgiving. So if you're planning on using l.A.X. This week, you might want to take a look at that. George. Thank you, jim. That rush of thanksgiving
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