Gas prices fueling holiday road travel
TOWANDA, Kan. (KAKE) - Gas prices are tumbling fast just in time for the holiday travel rush by either plane or car.
Prices have not been this cheap since 2020 when COVID-19 caused many Americans to stay off the roads.
The national average price of regular gasoline is down by 55 cents a gallon according to AAA.
So what do travelers prefer? Are they wanting the friendly skies or scenic roads?
"With the gas prices being so cheap, I wouldn't mind taking a 25-30-hour drive or whatever because it's so much cheaper and so much more fun you get to experience a lot more on the road that way versus a plane," said Jason Johnson who drove from Kansas City headed for Oklahoma.
Amanda Moffett who was traveling with family said, ”We're coming from Illinois so the gas prices have gone down since we left Illinois and its been nice."
If prices stay at these levels, this will be the cheapest gas price on Thanksgiving Day since three years ago.
This is a far cry from Labor Day when gas prices were near an all-time high.