Like a frozen Thanksgiving turkey, travel this week is thawing out and heating up. Compared to last years pandemic-holiday, air travel this year is bouncing back, with AAA saying it's up 80%. But the company says most of us will be road-tripping to Thanksgiving meals and finding high gas prices along the way. A gallon of regular costs about a $1.21 more than last year. "I got to keep putting gas in the car every single day," Taisha Miller, a delivery driver, said. "It's terrible prices keep going up." Once you arrive at your location, youll pay more for hotels and car rentals. The TSA expects to screen 20 million passengers Thanksgiving week. In Denver, two million travelers will pass through the airport over 11 days up to 206,000 people on the single busiest day. Thats equal to the entire population of Worcester, Massachusetts. With so many people traveling, experts worry COVID cases will also surge this Thanksgiving."A lot of people are going to be close to each other, and in those in those family gatherings, there'll be taking off their masks and hugging and kissing," Dr. William Schaffner from Vanderbilt University School ofMedicine, said. "I think the virus will be among us, and it will be spreading, I'm afraid."