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Memorial Day Expected to Bring Out High Number of Travelers

Memorial Day Expected to Bring Out High Number of Travelers
Posted Monday, May 19th 2014 @ 3pm  by KFBK News

Plenty of Californians will be heading out of town this weekend.  

The Memorial Day holiday is expected to bring out the second-highest number of travelers since 2005 and show the highest increase since the recession of 2008.  

More Californians are planning to travel over the upcoming holiday weekend.

AAA's travel survey projects 4.3 million Californians will travel at least 50 miles. That's almost a 2 percent increase from last year.    

AAA Spokeswoman Marie Montgomery says high gas prices aren't stopping people from hitting the roads.

"We do see prices well in excess of $4 a gallon. Unfortunately, that's no longer unusual in California and people are probably taking that into account a little bit and they're just making allowances for that," Montgomery said. 

And while more than 3.5 million Californians will drive to their weekend destinations, more than 400,000 plan to fly -- even with airline flights showing the biggest price increase, 6 percent above last year. 


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