November 23rd, 2010
10:19 AM ET

Wintry weather could pose Thanksgiving travel problems in some spots

As millions of Americans prepare to hit the roads and take to the skies for Thanksgiving travel, wintry weather may snarl plans for many in the West, while air travel may be complicated because of a controversy over security measures.

The motor club and travel organization AAA has estimated some 42.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Thanksgiving travel period, which stretches from Wednesday to Sunday. However, some of those may be planning to head out Tuesday, particularly with bad weather forecast in some regions.

The vast majority of those - 94 percent, or 39.7 million people - will be driving, AAA reported. Thanksgiving travel is projected to increase from last year because of "modestly improved economic conditions," the organization said.

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  1. kim

    i think people should fill out a form before the fly. the form would show any special health problems or like the lady that had breast cancer and had breast implants, and they should be in a seperate line at the airport with people who are trained in health care. and a line for people who dont care about the full body scan, and a linefor people who want to be pat down. it would make everything move alot faster.

    November 23, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Dutch

      She's your baggage. You fall behind, and you're on your own.

      November 23, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |