This is what I found on WTOP.COM:
Summer 2019 will end the way it began, with millions of Americans filling the interstates and airports, and the volume of all that Labor Day weekend travel is expected to be heavier than last year.
About 17.5 million passengers are projected to fly U.S. airlines from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, according to the travel industry group Airlines for America. That’s almost a 4% increase over last year’s count of 16.9 million passengers.
On the roads, traffic probably won’t be as bad as the Memorial Day or July 4 weekends, said AAA Mid-Atlantic’s John Townsend II. But it will exceed their unofficial projection for the 2018 Labor Day weekend, which had 35 million Americans traveling at least 50 miles from home — including 800,000 D.C.-area residents. It will be fueled, in part, by the cost of gas, he said.
“Nothing spells a busy holiday travel period better than cheaper gasoline prices, despite all the talk of the economy trending toward a recession,” Townsend said.
Average gas prices nationwide are about $2.60 a gallon as of Aug. 22.
So when is the best time to be traveling?
The busiest air travel dates are expected to be Friday, Aug. 30 and the lightest day is expected to be Sunday, Sept. 1, according to Airlines for America
On the roads, the best time is when there are fewer people on the road, as in the early morning and overnight.
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— Elizabeth Rodil (@RodilElizabeth) August 29, 2019
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