Ho Ho Home: Jam-Packed Christmas Eve Travel

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DALLAS  -- Hey Santa’s not the only one on the move on Christmas Eve. All around DFW, travelers are taking planes, trains and automobiles to get Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays.

“I’m coming home to surprise my grandmother and my mother,” said Ciara Johnson as she got her luggage at Dallas Love Field. “They have no idea I’m coming home. They’re going to be very excited.”

AAA expects 98.6 million to travel during the holiday season. That's up by four million people from 2013 and the biggest total since 2001.

90% will travel by car.

“We’re heading from here to spend the holidays with family in Lake Charles Louisiana,” said Isiah Clayton in downtown Dallas.

With gas prices under two bucks a gallon, folks can hit the road without pinching as many pennies.

“It will give me a lot more money to spend on gifts,”  Clayton said.

AAA also predicts airline prices to fall this year, meaning good news for people looking to travel long distances.

“I don’t travel usually during the holidays because it is so hectic and so expensive, but I got a good deal,” Johnson said.

Point is, no matter what mode of transportation you take, the most important thing is getting home for Christmas.