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AAA: Thanksgiving travel should increase slightly

FILE - In this Tuesday Nov. 22 2011 file phocars fill highway two days before Thanksgiving San Diego. The number

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, file photo, cars fill the highway two days before Thanksgiving, in San Diego. The number of Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving in 2012, is expected to increase slightly from a year ago, according to AAA’s annual Thanksgiving travel forecast released Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. But they’ll take shorter trips to save on gas and other costs as household budgets remain tight. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

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Updated: December 15, 2012 6:27AM

Slightly more Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. That includes people who are choosing to drive instead of fly as household budgets remain tight.

In its annual Thanksgiving travel forecast released Tuesday, AAA predicts 43.6 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday, up just 0.7 percent from last year. AP

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