More than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. It’s the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005, according to AAA.
With the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel compared to last year.
Nearly 34 million, 89 percent, of holiday travelers will drive to their Memorial Day destinations, an increase of 2.1 percent over last year. Air travel is expected to increase 1.6 percent over last year, with 2.6 million Americans flying this Memorial Day. Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will fall 2.3 percent, to 1.6 million travelers.