With an increase in vaccinations and pandemic precautions being lifted in many parts of the country, travel this season could be comparable to pre-pandemic levels. The American Automobile Association is predicting that 53.4 million people will be traveling over this Thanksgiving. This number is up about 13% from 2020, nearing numbers seen in 2019 before the start of the pandemic. In 2019, a total of 56 million people traveled via automobile, airplane or some other form of transport such as train or bus for the Thanksgiving holiday. In 2020, travel dropped to 47.1 million people. Automobile travel dropped from 49.9 million to 44.5 million and airplane travel dropped from 4.6 million to about 2.3 million. For this Thanksgiving season, automobile travel is predicted to get near to 48.3 million and airplane travel could rise back up to 4.2 million. In addition to the number of travelers on the roads and in the sky this season, prices for travel have changed significantly since last year. The United States has seen increases in gas prices, but despite this 90% of people plan on travelling by car, according to AAA. Hotels have seen rates increasing by 39% and car rentals have increased by 4%. For the 2 million people considering air travel this season however, average airfare is approximately 27.3% less than it was in 2020. When traveling this Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend keeping in mind COVID-19 safety measures such as wearing a mask and social distancing if you have not been vaccinated yet and getting tested for the virus before travelling if you have been in contact with someone who has been exposed or if you are exhibiting symptoms.