AAA projects Memorial Day weekend travel to be one of the busiest


CHICAGO — This Memorial Day weekend is projected to be one of the busiest for travel in decades.

According to AAA, more than 42 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend. That’s an increase of 7% compared to last year.

FAA: Memorial Day air travel to peak Thursday. Here’s what you can do to prepare.

While Thursday was expected to be the best air travel day, Friday is expected to be the busiest day on the roads, according to the FAA and INRIX.

INRIX tracks transportation data and projects.

AAA is projecting this Memorial Day weekend will be the third busiest since 2000 when the company started tracking holiday travel.

Fuel prices are lower than they were last year for Memorial Day, so some people are willing to do longer road trips.

Booking data from AA shows one of the top tourist destinations this year is New York City.

Experts said those who plan to drive this weekend should plan to avoid driving during peak hours and use alternative routes when possible.

Close Modal

Suggest a Correction

Your name(required)

Your email(required)

Report a typo or grammatical error(required)



Suggest a Correction


What do you think?

Written by Natalia Chi

Chicago Popular; Chicago breaking news, weather and live video. Covering local politics, health, traffic and sports for Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana.

Leave a Reply

Reagan Run 5K: Volunteering a good way to get involved – Shaw Local News Network

Celine Dion cancels rest of world tour after diagnosis of neurological disease