Memorial Day weekend travel to be congested

Posted at 9:26 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 21:26:20-04

(CNN) - Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer.

If you plan to travel this Memorial Day weekend, you won't be alone.

Whether you are flying, driving or cruising, traveling this Memorial Day weekend will be busy.

AAA projects nearly 40 million people will travel at least 50 miles away from home.

That's the most congested it's been in more than a decade.

About 88 percent will travel by car despite higher prices at the pump.

This year, expect to see the highest Memorial Day gas prices since 2015.

Nearly 3 million will fly. You may see a difference at security.

The TSA is testing enhanced screening of electronics at 10 airports across the country.

Anything larger than a cell phone - like a laptop or tablet - will go in a separate bin to be x-rayed.

About 1.75 million will use the train, bus or boat to vacation.

No matter how you travel, budget some extra time and patience to deal with potential crowds.

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