Holiday travelers paying more to rush home

Long Islanders rushing home to see loved ones this Christmas found themselves paying more this year.For the first time ever, the average price of gas

WOODBURY - Long Islanders rushing home to see loved ones this Christmas found themselves paying more this year.

For the first time ever, the average price of gas surpassed $3 on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas on Long Island was about $3.32.

Nevertheless, more than 92 million Americans were expected to drive to their holiday destinations, up 3 percent from last year.

Airports expected about 3 percent more passengers than last year.

The Air Transport Association says those travelers will have paid 5 percent more per ticket than last year.

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