Most of those who don't fly are expected to drive instead, pushing the number of people traveling by automobile this weekend to 31.2 million, slightly higher than the 31.1 million who drove last year.
AAA indicated Americans are starting to tire of feeling nickel-and-dimed by airlines. And those TSA security measures aren't helping either.
"American travelers are experiencing fee fatigue and frustration with everything from higher fares to airport security," Darbelnet said. "As a result, many are choosing road travel in higher numbers due to the lower cost and convenience it offers."
A small silver lining for drivers this summer will be gas prices. Again, let me emphasize that it's very small.
Average gas prices across West Virginia are 5.5 cents less than they were going into last Memorial Day weekend. And it looks like - fingers crossed - that will be a trend that holds over the coming months.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that summer gas prices will be ever-so-gently eased by slightly lower crude oil prices and a decline in gasoline consumption due to more-fuel efficient vehicles on the road.
The agency expects U.S. fuel prices to average $3.63 between now and September, down 6 cents from the $3.69 average last year.
That's small comfort, but in this economy every little bit helps.