Americans Are Breaking Travel Records In 2015

American Travel Record

If you notice the airport is more crowded than normal this Thanksgiving holiday, that’s because they are.

American travelers are taking to the roads, skies, and waterways as the economy continues to improve and gas prices fall.

An increase in the number of employed workers also means more business travel and community.

According to the Federal Highway Administration 2.4 trillion miles were logged in September 2015. That’s a 3% increase over the same period in 2014.

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says 23 billion passenger miles were flown on domestic flights through August, up 5% from the same period a year ago, that could mean a record year in 2015.

Unfortunately, record travel means more crowded airports and roadways for travels, especially over the holidays.

A record 85% of seats have been filled so far this year.

Roughly 47 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more over the next week according to AAA.

Written by Lane Hanson

Lane Hanson

Lane Hanson is BusinessPundit's Economy Editor. He reports on major changes in the US and Global Economies. He can be reached at College Reviews.