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AAA predicts more will travel this Thanksgiving

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. (KWWL) -

AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

That's an increase of just under one percent from the number of folks who traveled last year for the holiday.  The projected increase marks the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008, at the height of the recession, when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent.

Among those traveling, 90 percent will go by car.  Fewer people will go by plane, however, and median spending is expected to drop 10 percent to $498. 
 
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