Wednesday, November 21, 2012
As millions of people take to the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday, many travelers will be filling up their gas tank.
The following is provided by AAA: $86.92 per barrel (at Friday's close) $86.07 per barrel $102.59 per barrel In the immediate aftermath of Sandy, power outages in New York and New Jersey left many stations unable to operate pumps, despite gasoline in their storage tanks. As power is restored to the region and distribution and resupply issues are being resolved, more and more gas stations are becoming operational. Early in the week, Governor Christie (NJ) lifted gas rationing and by week’s end, both New York and New Jersey saw gas stations return to 85 to 90 percent operational. [Edited 11/22/12 1:15pm to correct inaccurate headline.]
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Find out what AAA has to say about hotel and car rental rates this holiday.
The following is provided by AAA: The Thanksgiving holiday is unique falling on a Thursday every year. Many people are off from work the Friday after, giving travelers the opportunity to spend more time with family and friends. AAA asked intended travelers which days they would depart for and return from Thanksgiving Travel. Among those surveyed, the majority of travelers plan to leave the Wednesday before the holiday (45 percent) and return the following Sunday (36 percent) with another 25 percent expecting to return on Monday, Nov. 26. Automobile travel remains dominant mode of transportation, air travel decreases Approximately 90 percent of travelers or 39.1 million people plan to travel by automobile this Thanksgiving. This is a 0.6 …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This weekend 42.5 million are predicted to travel.
Bucking trends from previous years, increased travel is predicted for this Thanksgiving weekend, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. In a release, the travel organization said 42.5 million people are expected to hit the road from Wednesday through Sunday. "Driving AAA’s projected increase in the number of Thanksgiving travelers is pent-up demand from Americans who may have foregone holiday travel the last three years," said Jenny M. Robinson, a spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. "As consumers weigh the fear of economic uncertainty and the desire to create lasting family memories this holiday, more Americans are expected to choose family and friends over frugality." The agency predicts: On top of increased travel compared to recent Thanksgivings…