Travelers hit the roads and airports this week, Bob Hope expects 20,000 to come through its terminals Wednesday. BURBANK -- Despite gas prices that are hovering at $2.45 per gallon, up 15 to 20 cents from last year, Southern California motorists are taking to the road this Thanksgiving.
More than 2.9 million Southern California residents are expected to travel over the weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California, with 81% of those travelers driving.
"We've seen that, in past holidays, travel has less to do with the gas prices than it does with how people feel about their own personal situations," Automobile Club Spokesperson Marie Montgomery said. "Gas prices impact you more on your day to day commute. If you're talking about one trip to Vegas, it's maybe $20 or $30 more."