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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching, which means if you don't plan on cooking a turkey at home you're probably traveling.

Millions of people will be on the roads and in the skies.

Roxanne Towler is the travel manager at AAA in Columbus.

She said believe it or not, some folks haven't booked flights for Thanksgiving yet. She explained, "People check on a fare and they think it's going to go down and it doesn't and it only gets worse."

If you are one of those procrastinators and are trying to book a last minute flight Towler has some help.

She said, "If you are a little flexible you could go early on Thanksgiving morning might help you and maybe come back on Saturday or wait and come back on Monday."

The best option now is probably getting in your car. When you do travel, expect company.

AAA predicts over a million people will be traveling by car in Georgia alone this weekend, which is down point 6 percent from last year.

In an area that loves sports football is the focus for some destinations.

Towler said "Alabama plays that weekend in Tuscaloosa so there will be a lot of traffic that way and hotels are harder to find that way and sports in Atlanta are very popular"

There is some good news for drivers.

Gas prices are dropping and are down 5-cents in the last two weeks.

Towler said to check your car to make sure it's safe after you gas up and try and hit the road during times when fewer drivers are out.

Peak travel days are the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday and Monday after the holiday.

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