Record breaking travel season as travelers head out for the holidays

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It’s definitely going to be busy the next several days and probably into the new year as many are getting ready to visit loved ones for the holidays.

The year end travel season is expected to break records as nearly 116 million people will be traveling from Saturday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 1st.

Majority of the traveling will be by car, with nearly 105 million people packing up and hitting the highways.

Nationally, drivers could experience double the travel times today with kids getting out of school for christmas break and many americans taking extended time off for the holidays.

While some like the roads, others will still fly, but be aware of peak airport travel times.

The busiest times at the airport will be December 21st through the 23rd because a lot of people want to get ahead a few days before Christmas.

According to aaa the best day to travel by plane is on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day because that’s when there’s the least crowds.

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