Listen Live



Daily Newsletter


Millions to travel home for the holidays

Do not be shocked if highways are congested and airports are full during your holiday travels next week. According to AAA, an estimated 112.7 million people will travel at least 50 miles for the holiday season, from December 23rd to January 2nd. That is up 3.6 million people over last year, and it could be the third busiest holiday stretch since AAA started tracking the data in 2000. Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay will see thousands of the 7.3 million Americans taking to the air for the holiday season, which is a 14 percent increase over last year. Airport Director Marty Piette says with the holidays falling on the weekend, he believes many people are taking advantage of it.

As for other modes of transportation, nearly 102 million will jump in their car and drive to their destination, while another 3.6 million will travel by bus, rail, or cruise ship. Piette advises people to pack their patience when traveling throughout the country over the next few weeks.

Search Our Site


Current Weather



Who will win the congressional seat this fall now that Rep. Mike Gallagher is leaving?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.


Cheryl Jome

Sports Poll


Sign up for our Daily Electronic Newspaper!

Plus, Get the latest updates for Local Sports, Obituaries and more delivered to your inbox!