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Holiday Travel Tips

Reports are stating that this Christmas/New Year’s holiday season will potentially break records as far as traveling. Many more people are flying or driving to see family or vacation during this time of year. We found an article from Smarter Travel with tips on how to cut down on the stress that traveling during the holidays can produce:

– Avoid Peak Travel. Try to schedule your travel day at least 2 or 3 days before the holiday. The day before a holiday is always the worst day to travel as millions of people will be lining up at airports or traveling in their vehicles. This year, try flying or driving out the Sunday before the holidays.

– Shop It. Shop around for plane tickets and be flexible with your departure/arrival dates & airport choices. Choosing a smaller airport may be less busy and could generate a big savings rather than sticking with the major airports.

– Check Your Connections. Check the layover times & calculate for possible travel/flight delays due to weather. If you can, choose connecting flights that avoid possible weather delays.

– Leave Early. We no longer live in a “Home Alone” world where you can run for the gate and expect to get right on the plane without hassle like the Macallisters were able to do. Traffic delays, long security lines, & other potential delays could cause you to miss your flight. Leave at least 2 hours early so you can check in and relax before boarding your flight.

-The Earlier, The Better. Flying or driving earlier in the day leads to less-congested roadways & airports and getting to your destination earlier allows for you to decompress and enjoy the holiday a bit quicker.

Be sure to check out the full article at Smarter Travel with more tips on packing for the holiday & others that will make your trip a little more pleasant & less-stressful!

 

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