Holiday inspiring millions to travel

Low fuel prices help drive uptick

Posted: November 20, 2016 at 3:36 a.m.
Updated: November 20, 2016 at 3:36 a.m.

A traveler pulling a trailer with an Alabama license plate fi lls up Saturday at a Pilot Travel Center off Interstate 40 in North Little Rock. Highways and airports are starting to fi ll up with Thanksgiving travelers.

Cheap fuel prices and an improving economy are encouraging 48.7 million Americans to jump into their cars or onto planes this week, making it the busiest Thanksgiving travel rush in nine years.

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