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Millions expected to travel for Thanksgiving

Whether driving or flying, you can expect plenty of people to join you this Thanksgiving week for traveling. The AAA expects over 55 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving holiday plans this year, 2.3 percent more than last year. If it rings true, it would make it the third busiest travel season since the AAA began keeping track in 2000. Tuesday and Wednesday will be the busiest days for travel as people rush to plan their Thanksgiving. Two Packers games in five games are adding to traffic flying in and out of Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay, with staff saying goodbye to people who came into town for the Chargers game on Sunday and are leaving it for Thursday’s matchup in Detroit. Airport Director Marty Piette says air traffic continues to be up year-over-year, and they continue to inch closer to where they were before the pandemic.


Whether you are flying or driving, Piette advises you to pack a little patience with you due to the increased traffic in the sky and on the road. You can do that by having all of your paperwork in order and leaving your home in plenty of time to get to your destination.

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With about 72 percent of holiday shoppers planning to buy from small businesses this year, according to a Bank Rate survey, where do you plan on doing the majority of your shopping?
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