NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you’re planning to travel this Fourth of July, you are not alone.

AAA predicts 49 million people are planning an Independence Day getaway.

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A record 41.4 million people will travel by car, nearly four million people will take to the skies, and an additional 3.5 million will travel by train, bus or cruise ship.

This afternoon from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. will be the worst time to travel in our area. Traffic is expected to be 3.8 times heavier than usual.

Helpful Travel Links:


– Connecticut DOT
– New York City DOT
– New York State DOT
– New Jersey DOT
– Port Authority Bridges & Tunnels
– MTA Bridges & Tunnels


– Amtrak
– Long Island Rail Road
– Metro-North Rail Road
– MTA Subways | Subway Service Advisories


– MTA Buses
– NICE Bus On Long Island
– Greyhound
– Port Authority Bus Terminals


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– FAA Flight Delay Information
– TSA Travel Tips
– CBS News Interactive: U.S. Airport Tracker

LaGuardia Airport (LGA):

– Delays
– Departures 
– Arrivals

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK):

– Delays
– Departures
– Arrivals
– JFK AirTrain

Newark Airport (EWR):

– Delays
– Departures
– Arrivals
– Newark AirTrain

Other Airports:

– MacArthur Airport
– Teterboro Airport
– Westchester County Airport

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Top destinations in the Northeast include Maine, New York, Orlando, Cape Cod and Canada.