Whether by plane, train or automobile, more Americans are set to travel over Thanksgiving this year — despite a heightened concern around terrorism.
Nearly 47 million people in the U.S. are expected to journey 50 miles or more during the holiday week starting Wednesday, according to an American Automobile Association forecast. That would make 2015 the seventh straight year with an increase in the number of travelers taking to the skies and road.
Travelers will be making their holiday treks under an ominous new global travel warning from the State Department about terrorist groups — including ISIS, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram — plotting to hit public places and transportation systems.
In the New York region, airports are set to be packed with more fliers this year — the Port Authority said that 1.4 million people in total are scheduled to use area airports. That is a more than 50,000 boost over last Turkey Day, according to the Port Authority.
On the road, the agency predicts that about 3.3 million cars will use bridges and tunnels to head out of New York.