AAA expecting Fourth of July travel numbers to be back near pre-pandemic levels

AAA is projecting 47 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles over the long weekend. That's just 2.5% less than 2019's 48.9 million record traffic volume.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2021, 4:19 PM

Updated 1,026 days ago

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As we emerge from the pandemic, we could see near-record travel for the Fourth of July.
AAA is projecting 47 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles over the long weekend. That's just 2.5% less than 2019's 48.9 million record traffic volume.
AAA also expects 91% of travelers to pack up their car for the drive, a 5% raise over the highest proportion in 2019.
That number is even more interesting with gas prices at a seven-year high. AAA's average gas price across the nation is just under $3.07. In New York, it's up above $3.13.
For those looking to fly, the skies haven't proven to be so friendly. American Airlines has continued to cancel hundreds of flights per week amid a labor shortage.
American Airlines customers who have been booked through July 15 will be notified of their flight's cancellation in order to make travel adjustments.


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