Figures 1-4. Long-Distance Trips During Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year

Figures 1-4. Long-Distance Trips During Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year

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  Date Long Distance Begin Long Distance End Long Distance Total vs. Rest of Year Mean Average Rest of Year All Modes 50-99 Total All Modes 100+ Total Auto 50-99 Total 100+ Total Average Rest of Year Non-Auto Average Rest of Year Auto indexed to average Non-Auto indexed to average
Thanksgiving                                
Tue 20011120 6,505,662 4,924,537 11,430,199 -14.60% 13,379,462 5,813,618 5,616,581 9,900,365 5,165,145 4,412,803 11,966,770.39 1,529,834 1,412,692.06 -17.30% 8.30%
Wed 20011121 14,869,849 4,617,831 19,487,680 45.70% 13,379,462 6,291,294 13,196,386 16,920,635 5,986,258 10,934,378 11,966,770.39 2,567,044 1,412,692.06 41.40% 81.70%
Thu 20011122 16,362,087 11,604,574 27,966,661 109.00% 13,379,462 16,204,810 11,761,851 27,121,294 16,204,809 10,916,485 11,966,770.39 845,366 1,412,692.06 126.60% -40.20%
Fri 20011123 11,324,838 10,318,522 21,643,360 61.80% 13,379,462 9,674,321 11,969,039 20,145,587 9,210,349 10,935,238 11,966,770.39 1,497,773 1,412,692.06 68.30% 6.00%
Sat 20011124 8,824,372 15,725,414 24,549,786 83.50% 13,379,462 11,137,745 13,412,041 23,275,674 10,886,864 12,388,809 11,966,770.39 1,274,112 1,412,692.06 94.50% -9.80%
Sun 20011125 3,933,747 15,020,177 18,953,924 41.70% 13,379,462 6,039,012 12,914,912 16,379,627 5,491,478 10,888,149 11,966,770.39 2,574,298 1,412,692.06 36.90% 82.20%
Christmas/New Years                                
Fri 20011221 10,455,288 5,564,961 16,020,249 19.70% 13,379,462 6,552,436 9,467,813 14,893,037     11,966,770.39 1,127,212 1,412,692.06 24.50% -20.20%
Sat 20011222 17,355,808 8,553,312 25,909,120 93.60% 13,379,462 11,457,905 14,451,215 23,839,070     11,966,770.39 2,070,050 1,412,692.06 99.20% 46.50%
Sun 20011223 11,004,895 9,569,184 20,574,079 53.80% 13,379,462 8,916,910 11,657,169 18,149,188     11,966,770.39 2,424,891 1,412,692.06 51.70% 71.70%
Mon 20011224 10,447,908 6,391,978 16,839,886 25.90% 13,379,462 7,306,980 9,532,906 16,143,249     11,966,770.39 696,636 1,412,692.06 34.90% -50.70%
Christmas 20011225 8,855,684 12,958,652 21,814,336 63.00% 13,379,462 10,582,309 11,232,027 20,824,123     11,966,770.39 990,213 1,412,692.06 74.00% -29.90%
Wed 20011226 8,273,955 9,811,464 18,085,419 35.20% 13,379,462 7,590,275 10,495,144 15,619,064     11,966,770.39 2,466,356 1,412,692.06 30.50% 74.60%
Thu 20011227 8,860,168 9,721,108 18,581,276 38.90% 13,379,462 7,418,623 11,162,653 15,897,126     11,966,770.39 2,684,151 1,412,692.06 32.80% 90.00%
Fri 20011228 9,939,670 7,198,534 17,138,204 28.10% 13,379,462 7,925,858 9,212,346 15,471,869     11,966,770.39 1,666,334 1,412,692.06 29.30% 18.00%
Sat 20011229 8,991,877 8,014,705 17,006,582 27.10% 13,379,462 8,200,536 8,806,046 15,720,594     11,966,770.39 1,267,988 1,412,692.06 31.40% -10.20%
Sun 20011230 5,453,465 9,968,962 15,422,427 15.30% 13,379,462 5,216,633 10,205,794 14,569,756     11,966,770.39 852,671 1,412,692.06 21.80% -39.60%
Mon 20011231 5,991,606 8,176,670 14,168,276 5.90% 13,379,462 5,299,308 8,868,968 12,548,837     11,966,770.39 1,619,438 1,412,692.06 4.90% 14.60%
New Year's 20020101 2,841,328 8,222,450 11,063,778 -17.30% 13,379,462 4,699,892 6,363,886 9,938,269     11,966,770.39 1,125,509 1,412,692.06 -17.00% -20.30%
Wed 20020102 4,135,971 7,487,491 11,623,462 -13.10% 13,379,462 5,220,110 6,403,352 10,497,835     11,966,770.39 1,125,627 1,412,692.06 -12.30% -20.30%
Thu 20020103 5,504,177 6,882,083 12,386,260 -7.40% 13,379,462 5,926,217 6,460,043 9,508,707     11,966,770.39 2,877,553 1,412,692.06 -20.50% 103.70%
Fri 20020104 7,595,534 5,893,808 13,489,342 0.80% 13,379,462 6,894,783 6,594,559 12,537,414     11,966,770.39 951,928 1,412,692.06 4.80% -32.60%
Sat 20020105 7,992,158 7,801,630 15,793,788 18.00% 13,379,462 8,716,565 7,077,223 14,431,117     11,966,770.39 1,362,672 1,412,692.06 20.60% -3.50%
Sun 20020106 6,435,218 8,873,186 15,308,404 14.40% 13,379,462 7,726,147 7,582,257 14,186,420     11,966,770.39 1,121,984 1,412,692.06 18.50% -20.60%

NOTE: The number of trips shown represents departing trips plus return trips for each day.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Highway Administration, National Household Travel Survey, (Washington DC: 2003).