Now THIS is my idea of holiday travel!

AAA is predicting a decline in travel this holiday week. The motor club says 43.4 million Americans are likely to travel 50 miles or more from home over the five-day period starting Wednesday.

That’s a 1.5 percent decline from last year. The decrease is even greater for air travel, which is expected to be down by 3.7 percent to 3.14 million air travelers this year.

Automobiles will carry 38.9 million travelers, down from 39.5 million last year.

AAA said lower gasoline prices might entice travelers, but a lot of Americans are still uncertain about the direction of the economy and that is causing more of them to forgo travel this holiday.

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