Holiday Travel: The busiest travel day

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Wednesday was extra busy at San Diego’s airport. It was the getaway day for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The pilgrims at Plymouth Rock could scarcely imagine the mass migration that has become synonymous with Thanksgiving.

From long distances to short, more Americans this year are on the move with Thanksgiving gas prices at their lowest level in five years.

The bulk of holiday travelers, more than 89% are hitting the road.

The CHP will be out in full force with special focus on drunk or distracted drivers.

The number of travelers who take to the skies also increased this year.

Lisa Ford and her daughter Kendal flew from Kansas City, Missouri. They are two of the 70,000 travelers who will be going through Lindbergh Filed Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.

AAA predicts more people will be taking a plane this Thanksgiving, the most since 2007.

Even though the day before Thanksgiving is regarded as one of the busiest travel days of the year, some travelers did not lose their cool. Even with flights delayed by more than an hour.

For the most part, there were no long lines at Lindbergh Field Wednesday. Even with the winter storm in the Northeast, there were just a handful of airline delays.

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