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More Americans Taking Long Holiday Trips This Year

NEW YORK (AP) - More Americans are expected to take long trips this holiday season - and in many parts of the country it looks to be smooth sailing.

About 92 million people will travel 50 miles or more from Friday through Jan. 2, an increase of 1.4 percent more than last year, according to AAA.

The federation of motor clubs says 90 percent will travel by car. Drivers will find gasoline prices higher than last year, but well below this year's peaks. Air travel will be down about 10 percent.

Airlines have gotten skittish about operating in winter weather because of the heavy fines they can face for long tarmac delays.

But as of Thursday evening, there was nothing to indicate any widespread weather disruptions.

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