Louisiana flyers not facing any setbacks on record-breaking travel weekend
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The holiday travel season is officially in full-swing.
Millions of Americans are taking off in planes, trains and cars in what Triple-A says is record breaking numbers.
Despite that fog, The Louis Armstrong Airport is not seeing any cancellations or delays Friday morning.
According to Triple-A, more than 107 million people will be traveling at least 50 miles between now and the new year.
That's also three million more people traveling than last year.
Ninety percent of people will be driving this holiday season, but the biggest increase in holiday travel is actually coming from flyers.
The price of a plane ticket is now 20 percent cheaper than it was last year with the average flight costing about $165 dollars.
Louisiana travelers are taking advantage of that, and are traveling all across the country to enjoy the holidays.
One woman is leaving the state to have a Canadian Christmas.
"I am visiting family. It just snowed the past couple of days so we're going to hopefully have a white Christmas," said Emily Macdougal, who is traveling to Vancouver. "All my family is there so we're going to have a traditional kind-of Canadian Christmas."
With all the people taking to the skies, the TSA is recommending that flyers show up a little bit early to board flights.
Also, if you're travelling with gifts, don't wrap them. The last thing you want to see is a TSA agent opening grandma's gift that you worked so hard to wrap.