(NBC News) Nearly 49 million Americans are traveling this holiday weekend, the most since 2007.
According to AAA more than 43 million are going by car, fueled in part by lower gas prices.
Millions are packing the airports as well.
Traveler’s across the country are being asked to arrive early and pack their patience.
The Transportation Security Administration has added staff and new procedures, while Amtrak has added extra trains in an effort to get travelers home for the holiday.
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