Record-breaking Thanksgiving travel in over a decade

Experts expect this to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel season in 13 years with 54 million Americans on the go.
1:06 | 11/19/18

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Welcome to Thanksgiving week. The holiday travel rush has already begun. It is, and more than 50 million people expected to hit the roads, the skies, the railways this weekend. They have got it all covered. Aaa predicting this will be the busiest holiday travel period in more than a decade and it starts as we said, right thousand. Gio Benitez is at Laguardia airport here in New York with much more on this. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Yeah, robin. Good morning to you. You said it. Experts are expecting this to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in some 13 years. Starts today, and it's only going to get worse from here. Take a look it a these numbers right now because at airports, the TSA is expecting a record-breaking 25 million passengers to fly. When you break that down, they are expecting 137,000 more people to fly daily. They are adding more than a thousand officers to help out right now. As for the roads, cars are the most popular way people travel. 48.5 million people are expected to hit the road, an increase of 5% from last year. That's 2.4 million more people expected to drive. Now the busiest day to leave for the holiday is Wednesday, but all that considered, the best day to travel regardless of how you do it, planes, trains, automobile, is Thanksgiving day itself, but I have got to tell you when you consider the rain and the snow threat expected this week, it's going to be a mess all across this country. We're going to talk to ginger about that in just a moment, but it's a great sign, gio, that more people are traveling this year. Reporter: Yeah. You know what, robin? The TSA administrator says it's because of this growing economy that more people are traveling and because passenger air travel itself is also growing. All right, gio. Thanks so much.

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