Travelers opt for autos over air

Amid growing public uproar over invasive airport security procedures and assorted fees tacked onto the price of airline tickets, this Thanksgiving will see the largest share of automobile drivers versus air travelers of any holiday in the past decade, travel experts said.

The shift to driving will happen even though gasoline prices will remain high, $3.05 on average for a gallon of unleaded fuel in Illinois, the experts said.

Next week, 94 percent of Thanksgiving travelers nationally are expected to drive — up from 86 percent in 2008 and 80 percent in 2000, according surveys conducted by AAA.

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