Sizzlin' Summer Travel
The unofficial start to summer will be a busy one this year.
Wednesday, May 18th 2022, 8:13 AM EDT
The unofficial start to summer will be a busy one this year as AAA predicts 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend.
"Based on our projections, more Americans will be taking to the roads and skies this Memorial Day weekend than in the last several years," said Bevi Powell, senior vice president, AAA East Central. "People are looking forward to that special trip spending time with family and friends."
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Arriving at the airport at least two hours early for domestic flights and three hours for international. Booking a flight during non-peak travel periods to cut down on wait times.
INRIX predicts drivers will encounter the longest travel delays before the holiday weekend, particularly during the afternoons on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27.
At the start of planning any trip, AAA reminds travelers not to forget the essentials – work with a trusted travel advisor and investigate travel insurance.
Big cities and beaches are top destinations this Memorial Day, both domestically and abroad.
While most COVID-19 restrictions have eased, it is important to keep safety in mind.