More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pandemic-weary U.S. residents are confronting high gas prices as they decide whether to travel this Memorial Day weekend. AAA says the average gas price in the U.S. on Thursday was $4.60 per gallon.
In California, it topped $6.
But for some, more than two years of pandemic life has them hitting the road or taking to the skies despite a recent surge in cases.
AAA estimates that more than 39 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend.
A record number of almost 90% of those travelers are expected to go by car over the long weekend.
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