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November 21, 2012 9:00 AM, EST
Thanksgiving Holiday Automobile Travel to Rise 0.6%

Americans’ automobile travel will increase during the Thanksgiving weekend by 0.6% from last year, the motorists’ group AAA said.

This is the fourth consecutive year of increased holiday travel since 2008, when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25%, AAA said.

The number of automobile travelers is expected to rise to 39.1 million, AAA said, while the overall number will be 43.6 million, up from 43.3 million.

Air travel is projected to decline to 3.14 million travelers from 3.2 million last year.