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US From the airports to the roads, here's your Thanksgiving travel by the numbers

16:00  27 november  2019
16:00  27 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Thanksgiving weather forecast: Big storm could disrupt travel in central U.S.

  Thanksgiving weather forecast: Big storm could disrupt travel in central U.S. A sprawling storm in the central U.S. could wreak travel havoc in the days before Thanksgiving: Snow, rain and even thunderstorms are possible.On Tuesday and into Wednesday, there is the potential for heavy snow and winterlike travel conditions with substantial delays to spread from eastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico to parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan as Thanksgiving travel surges, AccuWeather said.

Here ' s a look at this year's Thanksgiving travel by the numbers : Air. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to screen a 27 will be the worst time for drivers to hit the road , according to INRIX, a global transportation analytics company. Trips could take up to four times longer

Roadways and airports are expected to be crowded this Thanksgiving . The number of people hitting the road — or traveling by plane or train — will be the second highest in 19 years, according to AAA. By Thanksgiving Day, that storm likely will have moved to the northeast into Canada and

Whether you are hitting the road or taking to the skies this Thanksgiving, it's bound to be a busy travel week.

a group of people walking in the rain: Passengers move through Ronald Reagan National Airport on the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 2018.© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, FILE Passengers move through Ronald Reagan National Airport on the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 2018.

Thanksgiving is notorious for extra long lines at the airports and bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highway.

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Here's a look at this year's Thanksgiving travel by the numbers:

Air

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to screen a "record-breaking" 26.8 million passengers nationwide over Thanksgiving -- which is about a 4% increase from last year.

Thanksgiving weather: Three big storms and record travel numbers this week

  Thanksgiving weather: Three big storms and record travel numbers this week Weather will bring more stress this holiday with the record number of travelers.One storm will lash the East and will affect travel through Sunday, another one will batter the Midwest on Tuesday and a third one will move through the West on Wednesday.

TSA is predicting a record number of travelers hitting airports this week. There is no sugarcoating it: Thanksgiving is a terrible time to travel . While a large portion of Americans will face To better brace yourself for air travel during holiday season, here are some of our favorite tips from By The Way

Compared with the Thanksgiving travel period in 2018, Airlines have added more than 859 flights a day, adding 108,000 seats to accommodate the 93,000 additional passengers expected to fly this season. “The popularity of air travel continues to soar this holiday season, as airlines and airports

The TSA anticipates the busiest travel days will be Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 1. The TSA predicts its agents will screen 2.7 million passengers on Nov. 27 and 2.8 million passengers on Dec. 1.

a highway filled with lots of traffic: Vehicles move through passenger pick-up lanes at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 2014.© Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE Vehicles move through passenger pick-up lanes at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 2014.

Roads

The afternoon of Nov. 27 will be the worst time for drivers to hit the road, according to INRIX, a global transportation analytics company.

Trips could take up to four times longer than normal during that peak time, according to INRIX.

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The National Safety Council estimates 417 people may be killed and another 47,500 may be seriously hurt in car accidents this Thanksgiving. This estimate is down almost 4% compared to last year, in line with the estimated drop in overall car crash fatalities in the country.

Thanksgiving weather: It's the busiest travel week of the year, and 20 million people face brutal conditions

  Thanksgiving weather: It's the busiest travel week of the year, and 20 million people face brutal conditions Just in time for Thanksgiving, travelers will get walloped by several storms across the country. From snow in SoCal to wicked winds in the Northeast, here's what you need to know:From California to Michigan, 20 million people are under winter weather advisories, watches or warnings, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. And we're still 26 days from start of winter.

The number of Americans expected to travel over 50 miles in the days ahead of Thanksgiving Almost 90 percent of Thanksgiving travelers 43.5 millionwill choose to hit the road over another Los Angeles Airport is expected to have the most Thanksgiving passengers: An estimated 2.3 million

Travelers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Wednesday.Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Times. A ‘bomb cyclone’ pummels the Northwest with Travelers were encouraged to stay off the roads , with as much as a foot of snow blanketing Northern California and Oregon.

The National Safety Council urges drivers "to be particularly vigilant" at the start of the holiday period on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Winter weather makes driving especially dangerous. A massive snowstorm is pounding Colorado Tuesday morning which caused a deadly car crash in the mountains near Vail.

a car covered in snow: The scene of a fatal crash on I-70 in Eagle River, Colo., Nov. 26, 2019.© Eagle River Fire Protection District The scene of a fatal crash on I-70 in Eagle River, Colo., Nov. 26, 2019.

Rails

Amtrak had its largest passenger count to date during last year's Thanksgiving week, with over 846,000 riders on its trains across the country. Amtrak carried over 160,000 customers just on the Sunday after Thanksgiving last year.

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Amtrak does not release specific number estimates, but Amtrak expects to see this positive trend continue this Thanksgiving, according to a spokesperson.

Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra trains and capacity on several popular routes.

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