As the weekend approaches, so does one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Memorial Day. AAA reports that they are expecting 38 million people to be traveling for the first summer holiday starting this Thursday through Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.
This Memorial Day will be the busiest we have seen in more than a decade. All thanks to the lowered cost of gas. AAA says that the American people have saved more than $15 billion on gas thus far into 2016. But it’s not all gas prices, we can thank rising income and the strong labor market for contributing to this years holiday season.
But if driving isn’t your cup of tea, AAA says that airfares are also going down, by 26% from last year. Just be careful of these top Memorial Day destinations: Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Washington D.C., New York, Miami, San Francisco, Boston, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and South Padre Island. Lately, airports have been receiving criticism for long security lines. Be sure to arrive a little bit earlier than usual this weekend. You also can view security wait times at any airport on the TSA page here.
Be careful out there, with more travelers on the road the more likely the chance of accidents. AAA expects to rescue roughly 350,000 motorists during the holiday weekend. They warn drivers to inspect their vehicle before setting off down the road. It’s a good idea to check your battery, tires and that your fluids are at good levels before you head out on the road.
We hope you have a Happy and safe Memorial Day!
Source – AAA Julie Hall