November 30, 2021

Thanksgiving holiday travel rush underway on Bay Area roads, airports

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — If you happen to’re on the point of travel immediately for the Thanksgiving holiday, you are not alone. AAA estimates that 53 million individuals shall be flying or driving immediately via Sunday, and which means the roads are going to be busy.

The highways are anticipated to be filled with 49 million drivers hitting the roads via Sunday. Within the Bay Area, the busiest corridors are anticipated to be I-80 and I-580.

Early birds shall be rewarded immediately, listed below are the perfect and worst instances to hit the street:

  • Earlier than midday is a great time to go away, midday to eight:00 p.m. is when specialists challenge will probably be the busiest.
  • Sleeping in and taking your time to pack and cargo the automobile really pays off immediately. Blasting off after 9 p.m. is the perfect time to drive.
  • In your return, Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. is a time to keep away from the roads and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. shall be a busy time to drive.

If you happen to’re headed to the airport immediately — pack endurance. The TSA says it display screen greater than two million individuals yesterday. It is the sixth straight day they’ve screened two million individuals in the course of the Thanksgiving travel rush.

If you are going to SFO immediately you may be met with protesters. Members of the union representing cashiers and meals service workers, in addition to those that put together the meals and drinks served on planes shall be picketing. Union officers declare employees are being denied inexpensive household well being care within the face of COVID-19 dangers. A spokesperson for the airport says a allow has been issued to the union for the protest.

Travel is predicted to be up 13% over final yr’s Thanksgiving holiday — a wholesome signal that issues are returning to regular.