PDX Holiday Travel

(KPTV/Tyler Dumont)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - According to AAA, Thursday is expected to be the worst day of the year to travel as a record number of people are expected to take a trip for the holidays.

The Port of Portland says more than 64,000 passengers will pass through Portland International Airport Thursday, Friday and the day after Christmas - their peak travel days of the year.

They estimate the number of holiday travelers passing through to be just shy of a million by the end of the year.

Weather for the Pacific Northwest is decent, but for those heading east, major rainstorms are hitting that part of the country and could slow drivers and flyers.

A friendly reminder for those heading to the airport, consider not wrapping your gifts. If security scans them and has a question on contents, it will have to be unwrapped to resolve any issues.

AAA says more Americans will travel by vehicle this holiday season than ever before at a record of more than 102 million people.

It comes along with the cheapest national gas price averages for the year and a strong economy.

Fun fact: AAA says the number one holiday destination is Orlando, Florida.

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