INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The holiday travel season is almost here and experts predict this Thanksgiving will be one of the busiest on record.
55 million people are expected to travel in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, even as gas prices are 60 cents higher per gallon in Indiana than this time a year ago.
“The numbers we’re seeing this year are actually the third highest Thanksgiving travel season we’ve seen since we started tracking these numbers in 2000, 2019 was actually the second highest we’ve seen until at this point,” Lisa said. Wall, senior marketing manager for the AAA Hoosier Motor Club.
Unlike last year, when staff shortages caused airlines to report long delays, most carriers are fully staffed, however weather may affect your flight.
There were several delayed flights at Indianapolis International Airport Saturday night, including David Bryant’s. His flight from Orlando arrived two hours late.
“Just rolling, they failed,” Bryant said.
Others had no problem entering Indy on a cold and windy evening.
“Very calm, actually it was my first flight ever. So I was terrified, but I came here to make it on time, actually early,” said Niko Gunthel who flew in from Columbus, Georgia.
The AAA Hoosier Motor Club expects Wednesday to be the busiest day of travel in the skies and on the road. Drivers are asked to allow themselves more time than normal to reach their destinations.