Washington DC travelers among the millions on the move this Memorial Day weekend

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Washington DC -- You know those games kids and siblings used to play on long trips out of town in which you'd count all the cars on the road? If kids weren't busy with their tablets or watching movies in the car today's version of the game might be too difficult to keep up with.

On this Memorial Day holiday weekend, AAA said 38 million Americans are expected to be on the move. That's up 70,000 people compared to last year.

Low gas prices are the one factor. The average price for a gallon of gas in the DMV is $2.41 cents-- which is more than 20 cents higher than the national average but significantly lower than last year's average gallon around the unofficial start of summer, which was $2.71.

More people are also flying this year compared to 2015.

The Transportation Safety Administration screened an approximate 449 million travelers so far this year. That's up 57 million travelers over last year.

Nationally, there have been reports of long lines at some airports in cities like Chicago. In the District, travelers found very few problems as long as they complied with the TSA's recommendations of arriving at the airport two hours early for a domestic flight and three hours before the departure for an international flight.

Here are some further recommendations by TSA to help your trip through the airport go smooth.