NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Drivers have already hit the roads in Connecticut to get to their Thanksgiving destinations, but the rush is still to come.
AAA expects 55.4 million Americans to travel for the holiday, with 49.1 million expected to travel by car. Wednesday afternoon will be the busiest day on the road, AAA said.
“We’re exceeding pre-pandemic levels in terms of air travel, and then other travel, which is cruises, trains, buses,” said Alec Slatky, a AAA spokesperson. “Airlines definitely do make adjustments, but, of course, they can’t necessarily accommodate everyone.”
The above video is from the 9 p.m. newscast on 11/22/2023.
The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) expects 90,000 travelers from Nov. 17 to Nov. 27 at Bradley International Airport. Officials expect Tuesday and Wednesday to be the busiest, followed by Sunday and Monday.
For those flying out of Bradley, the CAA encourages travelers to check the weather forecast and their flight status.
Tweed New Haven Airport also expects a high number of travelers.
“More than 10,000 passengers are scheduled to move through Tweed-New Haven Airport in the days leading up to and through the Thanksgiving holiday, with thousands more expected in the weekend that follows,” said Michael Jones, CEO of The New HVN.
Gas prices are dropping, as well, with the average gallon in Connecticut costing $3.40. That’s four cents lower than last week, and 31 lower than the same time a year ago.
Learn more about the Thanksgiving travel forecast in the video below: