AAA predicts highest number of Labor Day travelers since recession

7:14 AM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Millions of Americans are getting set to hit the road for the last long weekend of summer.

If you're traveling for Labor Day, then expect more company at the airport and on the highway. AAA says the number of Americans traveling for Labor Day will be at its highest level since the recession.

The majority of the 34.1 million travelers will take a trip at least 50 miles from home, according to AAA. 29.2 million are expected to drive and another 2.6 million will fly.

The busiest travel day of the Labor Day period will be Friday, August 30th, when 46 percent plan to make their getaway.  The second busiest day will be Monday, September 2nd for the big return.

The top U.S. destinations for the long weekend are Las Vegas, New York and Chicago.

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