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AAA expects busiest holiday travel season on record

Posted at 5:55 AM, Dec 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-23 05:55:23-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Tuesday marks the beginning of what AAA says will be the busiest holiday travel season since they’ve started keeping records.

Nationally, AAA expects more than 98.5 million Americans will hit the road for the holidays, the highest holiday growth rate since 2009.

Compared locally, AAA expects three million Michiganders, or more than 91 percent, to travel for the holidays. That’s the highest growth rate in more than a decade.

With gas prices at their lowest in five years, it’s certainly helping boost those numbers. Find the lowest gas prices in your area by clicking here.

For those flying somewhere for the holidays, TSA officials remind travelers about what food and gifts can be brought on board. Click here for a complete list and travel tips.

Click here for up-to-the-minute flight information from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.