WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Extra Kansans are anticipated to journey this yr for Thanksgiving in comparison with 2022.
AAA of Kansas expects round 584,000 Kansans to journey greater than 50 miles for the Thanksgiving vacation. That’s a 2% enhance from 2022.
Breaking down the numbers from AAA, 523,000 plan to drive, which is up 1% from final yr; 32,000 folks plan to fly, a rise of 6%; and an extra 29,000 will journey by different means, like bus, rail, or take a cruise, which represents an almost 16% enhance over final yr.
AAA says decrease fuel costs are seemingly fueling that journey enhance, with the worth per gallon now 30 cents decrease than this time final yr.
“The seasonal sample of much less driving and decrease fuel demand on account of shorter days, mixed with decrease crude oil costs of late, has been driving fuel costs decrease,” says AAA Kansas spokesperson Shawn Steward in a information launch. “This development has led about 10 states to common fuel costs under $3 a gallon in current weeks, with extra anticipated to hitch.”
INRIX, an organization that gives site visitors information and insights to AAA and different organizations and authorities companies, says that Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 26, would be the busiest journey days. They advocate both touring within the morning or after 6 p.m. to keep away from heavy site visitors.
“The day earlier than Thanksgiving is notoriously one of the crucial congested days on our roadways. Vacationers ought to be ready for lengthy delays, particularly in and round main metros,” says Bob Pishue, transportation analyst at INRIX. “Figuring out when and the place congestion will construct can assist decrease vacation site visitors frustrations. We advise drivers to make use of site visitors apps, native DOT notifications, and 511 providers for real-time updates.”
AAA says should you’re flying, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday are the busiest days for air journey in the course of the Thanksgiving holidays. AAA recommends arriving on the airport early and being ready for doable lengthy traces, particularly you probably have a connecting flight at a significant airport.
For extra journey data at suggestions from AAA of Kansas, go to their web site.