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VIDEO: More Americans traveling for Thanksgiving; most are hitting the road

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According to AAA, 42.5 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home during the upcoming holiday week and 90 percent will be doing it on four wheels. (Photo from NY Financial Press video.)

This Thanksgiving, expect your planes and highways to be a bit more full.

Travel is expected to be up, about 4 percent. With reduced airline capacity, despite a projected 2 percent drop in travelers flying, things could be especially crowded for those who choose to fly to get to their Thanksgiving destinations.

According to AAA, 42.5 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home. About 90 percent will be driving.

The increase has been attributed to pent up demand.

Fewer Americans are expected to book hotel rooms, the survey found. So, mom and dad may be opening up the sleeper sofa.

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