Thanksgiving Weekend Travel Expected Up This Year

More than 43 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday weekend which is an increase from last year.

Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year with 90 percent of travelers traveling by automobile to visit with family and friends during the holiday. The next most popular mode of travel for the holiday is airplane and followed by train and bus.

Gas prices may stay around the current price, but with the oil rig fire off the Gulf Coast on Friday may affect prices. The explosion came a day after oil giant BP reached an agreement to pay penalties of $4.5 billion for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster which also occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.