Heavy travel expected this Thanksgiving weekend

A person in a turkey costume greets travelers at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A person in a turkey costume greets travelers at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Lower gas prices and cheaper air fares are filling the highways and skies this Thanksgiving weekend.

According to Orbitz, flights are down 9 percent from last year. If you are flying, you will need to get to the airport earlier than normal.

The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert meaning extra security measures at all airports, and longer lines to get through.

READ MORE: Worldwide travel alert due to terrorist threats

AAA says 47 million people will be traveling this week, most of whom will be driving, You can get up to the minute traffic reports on our traffic page.

If you see any problems on the road you can let us know using the Report It feature of our WDTN Mobile app.

Apple iTunes Store Link

Google Play Store Link

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s