Relax: 3 Thanksgiving Travel Myths It's not as busy as you think By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Nov 24, 2010 1:26 PM CST 2 comments Comments Traffic might not be as bad as you think. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – If you’re traveling this Thanksgiving, you’re likely bracing yourself for major delays on the road, rails, or in the sky. But take courage: your worries may be unfounded—or at least exaggerated. NPR provides some turkey-related travel myths: It’s the busiest time of year to travel. “Actually, the summertime is worse. There are about five to 10 days during the summer that are busier than Thanksgiving,” says a spokesman from AAA. Gas prices shoot up for Thanksgiving. “It's typically the lowest price of the year,” notes the same rep, though this year is an exception because of a spike in oil. Generally, summertime demand pushes up the price. Thanksgiving is riddled with flight delays. For seven of the past nine years, flights’ “on-time performance” was better in the 12 days around the holiday than at any other point in the year, says a spokesman for the Transportation Department.