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People plan Memorial Day trips despite record gas prices

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial begin to summer season and this vacation will likely be a busy one for vacationers who’ve stayed near residence for the previous two years amid the pandemic restrictions.

One of the highest locations for the Memorial Day weekend is Las Vegas, in line with AAA. Spokesman John Treanor mentioned folks have been cooped up and are excited to hit the street. Friday is anticipated to be one of many busiest journey days for drivers.

“We’ve been waiting so long for people to take vacations and road trips and large crowds and waiting to welcome them back,” he mentioned.

Despite excessive gas prices, almost 35 million Americans are opting to drive to their vacation spot adopted by flying. Regardless of the mode of journey, everybody ought to be ready for a busy weekend.

“Be prepared because there’s a lot of people waiting in line because someone’s not done their stuff like their applications and reservations,” mentioned James Stanforth, Las Vegas customer.  

“AAA had wondered what gas prices were going to do to the appetite for traveling and what AAA found was that 39.2 million Americans are going to travel this weekend and 35 million are going to do that by vehicle,” Treanor mentioned.  

“Over in Sacramento at Costco it’s like $5.50, it’s about the same in Las Vegas but on your way up here over at Delano it’s like $6.18,” mentioned Kenn Ramirez, Las Vegas customer.  

Treanor mentioned it’s essential to plan alternate routes and gas station stops and anticipate loads of site visitors. If you’re heading out on the roads, he mentioned to depart early as doable, earlier than 6 a.m. to beat the site visitors rush. 

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