Memorial Day Travel Surge Projected to Near Record Highs

AAA forecasts over 43.8 million travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, a 4% increase from last year and nearly matching the 2005 record. Road trips are expected to dominate, with 38.4 million people projected to drive. Airports will also be busy, with 3.51 million air travelers anticipated, a 4.8% rise over last year. Other modes of transportation, such as buses, cruises, and trains, are expected to accommodate nearly 2 million travelers. Travelers are advised to avoid peak congestion times when driving, and to check traffic updates regularly.

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