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Holiday planes, trains and automobiles

93.3 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday season. That’s near pre-recession levels.


Holiday travel for 2012 is expected to rise slightly over last year. AAA estimates 93.3 million Americans will take a year-end trip. That’s close to, but still slightly below, pre-recession levels. The vast majority of these travelers, 9 out of 10, will go by car.  

More than 5.6 million Americans are expected to fly, and AAA says they’ll find airfares below 2011 rates.

The rest will go by way of train or bus.

We have a special video today on holiday travel. Check it out, read “What Do Others Say?” for more,, then add to the discussion below. What’s your favorite way to go during the holidays – and do you enjoy the trip?

What do others say?

  • : Huffington Post infographic: “The most on-time airports in the US this holiday season” More

  • : CNN: “Procrastinators, take note: Holiday airfares are up” More

  • : Forbes: “The happiest airlines for holiday travel” More

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