ROANOKE, Va. -

Some have already started their Labor Day plans, others are heading this weekend. Those folks won't be alone as 86-percent of Americans are trying to get in that last trip of the summer.

AAA expects close to 35 million people are expected to drive at least 50 miles this weekend.

Driving seems to be the most popular form of travel this year but flying is close behind so expect crowds at the airport.

AAA says more people will be taking to the skies this holiday than in recent years. As for drivers, many have their strategies in place.

"I'm going to stay off the main highways, go the back roads, less congestion and as we all know, the way the interstates are going to be, if you can stay off it, it just takes one mistake and you're going to set for hours," driver Gary Stevens tld

Travel analysts say this holiday weekend will see the most travelers since the recession-driven travel decline.

People heading out should also be mindful of construction and increased police presence.