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Thanksgiving Travel Discouraged But Steady

It’s a Thanksgiving travel period like no other. Triple-A of Northern California was already projecting a seven-percent drop in driving, from a year ago, due to the pandemic. But then the second wave hit after that prediction. Spokesman Sergio Avila says Triple-A is not advocating that you not travel, like many health officials are urging, that the decision is a personal one…

click to listen to Sergio Avila

And while millions of Californians are still planning to drive at least 50 miles to their destination, despite COVID warnings, Avila says it won’t be nearly as busy as normal…

click to listen to Sergio Avila

Airlines have been pushing in recent weeks to assure fliers that air travel is safer than people thought earlier in the pandemic. Southwest Airlines, which is responsible for more than half the flight volume at Sacramento International Airport, says it’s at 77-percent capacity this Thanksgiving, compared to a year ago.

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