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Fuel prices won’t deter travelers, AAA says

High gasoline prices and crowded airports aren’t deterring Nevadans’ Thanksgiving holiday travel plans, AAA reports.

A AAA survey found more than 328,000 Nevadans plan to travel 50 miles or more over the long holiday weekend.

Of those, more than 264,000 people, or 81 percent, plan to travel by car. Roughly 47,000 or 14 percent plan to fly. The remaining 5 percent will use trains, buses or cruise ships.

The numbers of vehicle and air travelers are about 1 percent higher than last year.

Nationally, AAA predicts more than 38 million people will travel during the Thanksgiving weekend.

AAA said gasoline prices in Nevada are nearly 70 cents higher than they were a year ago, averaging $3.15 a gallon, with localized prices even higher.

But instead of forgoing Thanksgiving travel, AAA said consumers are making other adjustments to cut costs, such as taking fewer days off and traveling closer to home.

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