AAA: Fewer travelers expected this Christmas

ATLANTA — Fewer people will travel this Christmas with about 63.9 million Americans going 50 miles or more from home during the Christmas holiday, according to AAA.

About 82 percent of all travelers — or more than 52.4 million Americans — plan to drive, which is a 1.2 percent decrease from the 53 million people who drove last year. Concurrently, about 13 percent — or 8.1 million travelers — will likely fly, which is an 8.5 percent decrease from the 8.9 million people who flew last year.

Interestingly, more than 3.33 million Americans will take a train, bus or other mode of transportation, which is a 0.7 percent increase from last year.

— Todd DeFeo