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AAA estimates that more than 55 million travelers will venture at least 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving, the most since 2005 and the second-highest number since AAA began tracking in 2000.

This year’s projection for Thanksgiving travel, defined as the five-day period from Wednesday, November 27 to Sunday, December 1, also marks a 2.9 percent increase over last year.

As is always the case, a majority of Americans will hit the road this holiday, with AAA projecting 49.3 million travelers to rely on automobiles to reach their Thanksgiving destination in 2019. That figure signals a 2.8 percent rise from last year. Meanwhile, 4.45 million Americans are expected to fly to their Thanksgiving destination, with air travel experiencing 4.6 percent growth compared to last year.

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