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Friday, May 27, 2005

Memorial Day Travel May Set Record

Despite high gas prices -- and with air travel rebounding to pre-9/11 levels -- the AAA estimates that a record 37 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend.

Air travel has become particularly attractive, with low fares and the growth of low-cost carriers like Southwest. The US Department of Transportation is estimating that the average air fare is about 20% cheaper than in 2000. However, this is also expected to lead to crowded airports and delays. So if you're planning to hit the skies this weekend, be sure to get to the airport early!

Source: CNN.com