AAA predicting increased holiday travel

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PHOENIX (AP) -- More of us are expected to travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

AAA in Phoenix says they are expecting travel to jump 11 percent, or an increase of more than 85,000 travelers compared to last year.

The auto club's annual Thanksgiving travel forecast reveals continued recovery in travel over the upcoming holiday.

AAA predicts nearly 854,000 Arizonans are projected to travel 50 or more miles from home over Thanksgiving weekend.

Nationwide, 42.2 million Americans will travel over the holiday weekend representing an increase slightly over 11 percent or 4.3 million more travelers compared to 2009.

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