This holiday weekend will be a travel record-setter

This holiday weekend will be a travel record-setter


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – On this holiday weekend, lots of people are doing last-minute Christmas shopping while others are getting ready to hit the road.

For those traveling, it’s possible some of them aren’t going anywhere very fast.

As for the shoppers this holiday season, a common stressor involves getting to the mall and circling the lot in search of a parking spot.

But if you think it’s crazy at the stores, wait ‘til you get in the car and head to grandma’s with all the things your mall purchases.

Thanks to the economy and a bump in consumer confidence, AAA predicts a record number of travelers this weekend on the road and in the air.

At Indianapolis International Airport, air travel Friday alone was expected to be up 16%. Fortunately for travelers here, most flights were running on time.