Happy Thanksgiving: 10 ways to save $10.72 on a Thanksgiving trip

If you’re planning a Thanksgiving trip, get prepared to get right there.

Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving has historically been among the most heavily travelled days of the year for AAA. The 4th of July and Memorial Day hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the AAA holiday travel list. Nearly 41 million people will travel 50 miles or more during the holidays, an increase of 0.7 percent from last year.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to accurately predict with any degree of certainty exactly how much people will travel, thanks to some well-meaning but unscientific survey tactics. In essence, it’s a question of whose brain is smart enough to work off the data available, and someone will likely get a big fat “Congratulations!” in the following week.

Tales from the Road: Thursday Service Delays

Of the Thanksgiving travelers, nearly 70 percent will drive to their destination, while about 5 percent will use a plane and the remaining 3 percent will walk to their destination. Most travel during the Thursday before Thanksgiving, November 23, which is typically the busiest travel day.

When trying to plan travel and contingency plans, there’s no way to know if you’ll get a direct flight with a bumpy landing, or be stuck in a distant airport with long lines and no food. And if you’re a member of the American Automobile Association, it doesn’t matter if you buy your ticket years ago or at the airport next door: the last thing you need is an unexpected visit to a local dealer. It’s easy to get quite the thrill, however, when looking at your trip plan at sea level: $10.72 saved!

And now that the horizon is unblinking, here’s a look at the ridesharing revolution. And here’s a look at the satisfaction survey data that leads to such results:

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