The United States is gearing up for its largest annual migration - Thanksgiving. Last year, just over 50 million Americans were stuck in tailbacks, fighting for seats on buses and battling their way through airports
to spend the holiday with friends and family. This year, even more people are expected to be traveling with the American Automobile Association predicting 54.3 million Americans will be making a journey, most of whom will be on the country's roads.
The nasty traffic situation tends to make the most headlines every year but the skies are getting increasingly busy as well. Airlines for America (A4A)
have forecast that 30.6 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines
during the Thanksgiving period, making 2018 a record year. Last year, the number traveling by plane was projected at 29 million.
A4A defines the Thanksgiving period as starting on Friday, November 16th and ending on Sunday, November 26th. Thanksgiving Day itself is expected to see the lowest volume of travelers (1.73 million) while the Sunday after it will be the busiest day of the holiday period with 3.06 million people flying home.