AAA says about 5.4 million Californians plan to travel 50-miles
or more for the holiday this week. That's only a 0.6% increase from
"But it's still an increase which means that Californians
are not canceling their travel as we saw (in) 2008, that was quite
AAA's Cynthia Harris says most people will be driving…about
the same number as last year. The percentage of people flying is
down 1.8% from 2011.
The only real increase - by double-digits - is the number of
people traveling by "other modes of transportation:"
"…which includes: boats, trains, cruises, motorcycle. And
this is an increase of 11% compared to last year. So it just shows
that people are being very creative of how they travel."
Harris says if you plan on staying at a hotel, the average
cost is $143 per night.