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AAA: 5.6 million Californians will travel over holiday weekend

AAA predicts that more than 5.6 million Californians plan to travel 50 miles or more over the upcoming four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which would be the highest level since 2007 and a nearly 4 percent increase over last year.

In a statement, AAA Northern California spokeswoman Cynthia Harris noted that “increased disposable income is spurring an increase in consumer spending,” prompting more people to venture out.

AAA projects that more than 4.8 million Californians will drive to and from their destinations over the holiday weekend, another 600,000 will fly and nearly 200,000 are expected to travel by other modes of transportation, including trains.

Nationally, AAA forecasts that more than 46 million people will travel 50 miles or more over the long weekend, up 4.2 percent from last year.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.