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71 million Americans expected to travel for Fourth of July

(CNN) – Millions of Americans will be traveling this Fourth of July holiday.
Drivers can expect plenty of traffic on the roads, and passengers should brace for busy airports.
AAA said nearly 71 million people will travel 50 miles or more this week, with a record 60.6 million people driving to their destination.
“Make sure you’re prepared for delays no matter where you might be,” AAA spokesperson Alec Slatky said.
The worst times to be on the road are the days before and on July 4 between 2 and 7 p.m.
The worst days to travel will be July 3 and July 7.
With more people having the flexibility to work remotely, it means more people are leaving earlier in the week.
“We’re seeing a lot of folks taking ‘work-cations’ where they may be extending it a few days,” Slatky said.
Anyone flying should expect packed airports.
Between Friday, June 28, and Monday, July 8, the TSA expects to have screened more than 28 million people.
The busiest day for air travel will be Sunday, July 7.
“As an agency nationwide, we are going to be extremely busy for the summer,” TSA Federal Security Director for Maryland Christopher Murgia said.
Murgia said get to the airport early or at least on time to cut down on potential delays.
Weather is already wreaking havoc on travelers’ plans with many flights canceled this past Sunday as storms rolled through much of the northeast.
For those traveling south, Hurricane Beryl could impact the plans.
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