“The year-end holiday season remains the least volatile of all travel holidays as Americans will not let economic conditions or high gas prices dictate if they go home for the holidays or kick off the New Year with a vacation,” say AAA president and CEO Robert Darbelnet.
Based on interviews with 655 Americans, AAA is predicting that 93.3 million Americans will be driving for the holidays, 400,000 people shy of the 2006 record. That’s about 25% of Americans on the road in two weeks or less. I’ll be one of them.
AAA estimates gas prices between 3.20 and 3.40, record high for the season even though gas has dropped 50 cents a gallon on average since September. I was thrilled to pay 3.13 today. I’m a little scared of driving up I-95 through DC and NY on my way to Boston.
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