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AAA: New England highways, airports to be busier than usual

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published November 21. 2012 11:00AM   Updated November 21. 2012 11:19AM

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How far from home will you travel for Thanksgiving this year?
I'm just driving five to 10 minutes down the road to a relative's home.
30%
I've got a little bit of a drive but I should be able to do it in less than an hour.
23%
I'm leaving the state, but will make the trip by car.
16%
I've got to fly to get where I'm going.
2%
I'm shunning my family and friends and staying home this year.
29%
Number of votes: 893

Hartford (AP) — New England's highways and airports are expected to be busier than usual as a projected 2 million people in the region travel 50 miles or more to see family and friends for Thanksgiving.

The AAA motor club estimates that 1.7 million New Englanders will be traveling by automobile and more than 200,000 will be flying to their destinations. That's about 13 percent of the region's population.

No airline delays or other transportation problems were reported Wednesday morning in the six states. Airport officials say good weather is helping to keep flights on time.

AAA says Wednesday is expected to be the busiest travel day of the holiday, followed by Sunday as people head home to get ready for work or school.

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How far from home will you travel for Thanksgiving this year?
I'm just driving five to 10 minutes down the road to a relative's home.
30%
I've got a little bit of a drive but I should be able to do it in less than an hour.
23%
I'm leaving the state, but will make the trip by car.
16%
I've got to fly to get where I'm going.
2%
I'm shunning my family and friends and staying home this year.
29%
Number of votes: 893

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