More Traveling by Car than Plane for Thanksgiving

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A recent report from AAA indicates more Americans are expected to travel this thanksgiving holiday.

According to the report, 33.2 million people will travel by car this year. That's up 2.1 percent from last year.

The findings, based on a survey of 1,350 households, represent an improvement over last year in consumer confidence when travel dropped from 25 percent after the nation's economic crisis.

"The economy is still very clearly weighing heavily on the minds of Thanksgiving travelers this year, and that's evidenced by the very small increase that we expect to see in total travel," said Geoff Sundstrom, a spokesman for AAA's national office in Heathrow, Fla.

Air travel, on the other hand, is expected to drop 6.7 percent. That means 2.3 million people will be booking holiday flights.

The decline continues a decade long trend of fewer people traveling by air.

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