Travelers take to the streets and skies for Thanksgiving weekend

By KBJR News 1

November 27, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn (NNCNOW.com) -- Whether it's on the road or in the sky many people are traveling on the eve of Thanksgiving.

Officials at the Duluth Airport say they are not expecting many delays at this point through Minneapolis, Detroit and Chicago.

Weather on the East Coast could pose a problem and officials advise people to check conditions as they travel.

So far today the Duluth Airport has only had one delay due to technical difficulties with the plane.

Officials say air travel going into turkey day has been busy.

"It's been swamped today yes, because we have the Allegiant flights coming in and out today so that adds extra volume for us with our United and Delta flights going in and out so you can see that the holiday travel is in the air literally," said Natalie Peterson Director of Communications and Marketing for Duluth Airport.

"I anticipated that there might be a delay so I booked the earliest flight I could, figuring I had a 50 percent chance of actually making a connection. So coming in at 10:30 at night wasn't unexpected." said traveler Joe Winch.

According to the travel forecast from TRIPLE A, right now is the busiest time for travel all year.

They estimate nearly 43.4 million people are hitting the roads and skies over the next few days.

That number is down 1.5% from this time last year.

Another number that is down this year is the price for fuel.

Right now the M & H station is sitting at $2.99 a gallon.

"I saw this place and I've never gotten gas here before and it's 10 cents cheaper then anywhere else so I'm like your going to drive past it anyways so, I had to wait one car, it's really busy but worth it for me to come here," said Dana Roach who is traveling to see her family for the weekend.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
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