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AAA Says Holiday Travel Down

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WASHINGTON--  First it was high gas prices, now a poor economy.  People just seem turned off to the idea of traveling.  AAA says that trend will continue into the holidays.

This comes just days after the six leading airlines reported a combined 5.8% quarterly loss.  AAA says they expect a 2% drop in holiday travelling, and the biggest hit will likely come from the number of flights.  AAA's CEO says the decline in travel is without question the result of a weak economy. 

But what about the snowy weather affecting travel plans?  Our morning reporter, Aaron Cagwin, was right in the thick of it all, and says if you are going to travel, expect some major delays.

"I would recommend having a back-up plan, because a lot of flights are getting cancelled.  I would tell people to be patient and take their time making plans and thinking things through."

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