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2015 holiday travel season could break records

Posted at 7:21 AM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 15:26:50-05

Contrary to most snowbirds, Raziel Chamel is heading north for the winter.

"I'm driving all the way to New York City from Miami," he says.

One thing is for sure - he'll definitely have company on the roadways.

According to AAA, more than 100 million travelers are set to hit the road this holiday season, with 90 percent of them getting behind the wheel.

Chamel is among the first to begin their travels.

"Unfortunately I left at 5 p.m. which is my mistake, but...a lot of traffic heading up that way," he says.

Low gas prices are a big reason why so many travelers are driving this year.

"I'm actually happy that the gas is where it's at right now, because before gas was crazy." Chamel says.

The national average for a gallon of gas is now sitting 53 cents lower than last holiday season.

In fact - We managed to find several stations on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm coming in under $2.

Not everybody is traveling on four wheels however - some are relying on wings to get them home. 

Veronica McStocker just flew in for winter break from Connecticut.

"We had to get re-routed because of weather or something, so it was a little longer than usual, but it was a good flight," she says.

AAA says airfare for many of the top domestic flights is 6 percent cheaper this year.

"We booked it last minute and it was a lot cheaper than last year," Veronica's mother tells us.

An early Christmas present for those looking to make it home for the holidays.