This Memorial Day Weekend is expected to be the third busiest on record for people heading out of town.

Over the next couple of days, 17 million people are expected to travel through the airports with more than 37 million traveling by car.

Were going to York, Pennsylvania for our granddaughters high school graduation, said Patricia and Nathanial Belknap.

The Tucson International Airport started filling up with lines of people on Thursday.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expecting Thursday and Friday to be the busiest days to leave this weekend with the most people at airports either early in the morning or early evening.

If youre taking a road trip, AAA said between 3 – 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday will be the worst time to drive.

Despite Arizonas cost of gas being currently higher than the national average, road travel is up by 6% compared to last year.

When heading back home, try to leave early Monday or Tuesday morning; and if youre flying, plan ahead and give yourself extra time.

Travel experts recommend arriving at the airport at least two hours before your flight and three hours before if youre flying international.

I think just to spend time with my family, its been a long time to hug my mom, so Im excited to hug my mom, said Caitlyn Gutierrez.