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.