More Memorial Day Travel Expected, Despite High Gas Prices

LOS ANGELES — Pandemic-weary U.S. residents are confronting high gas prices as they decide whether to travel this Memorial Day weekend.

AAA says the average gas price in the U.S. on Thursday was $4.60 per gallon.

In California, it topped $6.

But for some, more than two years of pandemic life has them hitting the road or taking to the skies despite a recent surge in cases.

AAA estimates that more than 39 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend.

A record number of almost 90% of those travelers are expected to go by car over the long weekend.