Planes, Trains and Aggravation: 38 Million People Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

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A projected 38 million Americans will be traveling on Memorial Day weekend due to low gas prices and cheap airfares, according to AAA.

“Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and are ready to travel in numbers not seen in more than a decade,” said Marshall Doney, AAA President and CEO. “The great American road trip is officially back thanks to low gas prices, and millions of people from coast to coast are ready to kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway.”

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In order to prepare, be sure to pack your patience.

Since airfares to top destinations are 26 percent cheaper than last year, travelers are stockpiling at airports.

At Newark International Airport in New Jersey, passengers are urged to arrive three hours before departure because of long TSA lines.

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Inside Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, passengers have been waiting in long lines that are making headline news, and causing a stir on social media.


Still long lines. WTF O'hare? #Ihatethewait worst airport of the 8 I've flown this trip. Stop cutting staff. #ohare

A photo posted by Genyphyr@AlpsPhoto (@genyphyr) on May 26, 2016 at 3:41am PDT

Inside New York's JFK Airport, travelers are also facing lengthy lines.


This is the #priorityline in Terminal7 #JFKairport #TSA #BA #britishairwaysfail #NoTSAPre

A photo posted by Chocko (@chockolite) on May 20, 2016 at 3:26pm PDT

Irritated travelers are using the #IHateTheWait hashtag on social media to vent their frustration.

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