LIers hit the roads, rails & sky for Turkey Day

AAA says more than 38 million Americans are traveling more than 50 miles this Thanksgiving, with many of them setting out Wednesday.

That estimate is more than last year and according to AAA, most travelers will be driving. The good news for drivers is that gas prices on Long Island are down to about $2.86 a gallon.

Only about 6 percent of travelers are expected to fly this weekend. AAA blames the flight decline on airline fees and ticket prices.

For those trying to get home for the holiday, the LIRR is offering extra service starting Wednesday. Off-peak fares will be in effect for the weekend starting Thursday.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."