Wednesday expected to be busiest Thanksgiving travel day since 2007

Posted at 11:45 AM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 17:54:23-05
The day before Thanksgiving is often considered to be the busiest travel day of the year. 
AAA predicts nearly 49 million Americans are will travel 50 miles or more to eat a feast with family and friends. That's the highest number of travelers since 2007, and  for those driving to see grandma, you're paying some of the lowest gas prices in nearly a decade. In Milwaukee, the price at the pump is under $2.00.
AAA forecasts nearly 4 million Americans will fly over the Thanksgiving holiday. Over at Mitchell International Airport, passengers weren't rushing to get to their flight. Dave Rasmussen is traveling to Florida to visit his mom. 
"So far no problems at all." said Rasmussen.
Some passengers at Mitchell arrived early this morning in anticipation of the scurry, but after finding no lines, many ended up passing the time on their smart phone or by taking a nap. Samatha and Ben Cottrill are taking their kids to Disney for Thanksgiving.
"They thought they were going to Grandma's for Thanksgiving and we surprised them on the way to the airport this morning," said Ben Cattrill. 
This Watertown family is breaking away from tradition and heading south. 
Remember getting there is only half the battle. According to the navigation app, Waze,  the worst day to travel back is Sunday between the hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.