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Road Trips Favored for Labor Day Travel

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(Photo- Alexander Klein/AFP/GettyImages)  A survey of mountain west residents by AAA says 85 percent of Labor Day travel will be by automobile.

(Photo- Alexander Klein/AFP/GettyImages) A survey of mountain west residents by AAA says 85 percent of Labor Day travel will be by automobile.

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(LAS VEGAS CBS KXNT)  – As the last long weekend of the summer approaches, the chance to get away trumps most worries about the cost of travel.

Most people have higher airfare and gas prices baked into the travel budget, a survey from AAA shows.

Road trips are the favored way to celebrate the holiday this year, but AAA forecasters expect more driving and more flying than there was over Labor Day weekend of 2011.

In the mountain states, 2.4 million people will hit the road.  Auto trips will account for 85 percent of the travel.  Less than 10 percent, or about 200,000 will fly. That represents a 4 percent increase over last year’s Labor Day holiday.

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