Holiday Travelers Line Up at Easterwood Airport

By: David Norris Email
By: David Norris Email

COLLEGE STATION, Texas Plenty of travelers are hitting the road for Thanksgiving, but many say the convenience of flight is worth the extra money.

According to AAA, around 43 million travelers will pack their bags and head out of town this holiday weekend.

For those travelling on the open road, gas prices for the weekend will be the lowest they've been since 2010.

For many people, the convenience of flight is a bit too tempting.

Robin Richmond is a junior at Texas A&M University. She's heading to Dallas for the weekend to spend time with her family. She said she decided to fly this year because of the experience she had with holiday traffic one year on a trip to Houston.

"It took me six hours to get home," said Richmond. "It will be really nice. A lot less stressful than usual."

Angie Peterson was sending her son Noah, 16, off to Minnesota to see family. She said it was his first time to fly alone, so she left plenty of room for error.

"He's a little nervous," said Peterson. "He'll switch planes in Dallas, so we gave him two hours to find his flight."

If you skipped out on Wednesday's holiday travel rush, officials with Easterwood Airport said there are plenty of flights to choose from on Thanksgiving.

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