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More than 46-million people will be traveling over the long Thanksgiving weekend, the most since before the Great Recession.

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Julie Hall from Triple-A says nearly 90-percent of those travelers will be journeying by car, while three-and-a-half-million will be flying for the holiday. She adds gas prices over Thanksgiving average two-dollars-84-cents a gallon nationally.

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Hall says air fares, rental cars, and hotel rates are all higher this year.

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According to the Triple-A survey, air fares are up just one-percent from a year ago, but prices for hotels and rental cars are almost ten-percent higher. Hall says people can expect to find savings at the pump, as gas is about 44-cents cheaper per gallon compared to last year.

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