Memorial Day 2024: travel tips for crowded airports and highways : Consider This from NPR It seems like every year we hear the same thing: that this will be the busiest summer travel season ever. But this one really stands out. AAA projects that this Memorial Day weekend will see the highest number of travelers in nearly two decades. What will that mean? Congested roads, crowded airports and a lot of headaches. Hannah Sampson, who covers travel news for The Washington Post, shares some tips to survive summer vacation season.

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Make travel bearable on Memorial Day and beyond

Make travel bearable on Memorial Day and beyond

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Vehicles travel along I-95 on Friday in Miami. AAA predicts this Memorial Day weekend will be the busiest for travel in nearly two decades. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Vehicles travel along I-95 on Friday in Miami. AAA predicts this Memorial Day weekend will be the busiest for travel in nearly two decades.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

It seems like every year we hear the same thing: that this will be the busiest summer travel season ever. But this one really stands out.

AAA projects that this Memorial Day weekend will see the highest number of travelers in nearly two decades.

What will that mean? Congested roads, crowded airports and a lot of headaches.

Hannah Sampson, who covers travel news for The Washington Post, shares some tips to survive summer vacation season.

For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Marc Rivers. It was edited by Jeanette Woods. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.