Are you planning to visit your loved ones on the Holidays? During Holiday time traveling can be a hassle: there are millions of people traveling, the airports are full, and all prices go up due to the high demand. Here are some tips that will help you have a stress free Holiday.
-Book your trip early:
This will help you save time and ensure you get a better deal. Don’t wait to book till the rates go up. It is always recommended that you book your flight, hotel and parking as early as possible to avoid paying high prices later on.
- Avoid flying on peak days:
You know already the travel pick days: Wednesday before thanksgiving, a day before Christmas and a day before New Year’s. Avoid flying during those days at all cost.
Don’t use only one travel page. Use several different ones; they all offer deals at different times and you don’t want to pay more if you don’t have to.
- Be smart when selecting the airport you are leaving from and going to:
If you know your airport is usually crowded then choose an alternate airport. This will help you save time and money. Alternate airports are perfect for Holiday times: their prices are usually cheaper and they are less crowded.
- Get there earlier than usual:
When traveling on peak travel season, it is already expected to have delays, long lines and crowded airport. Knowing this you should ensure you are at the airport at least 1 hour earlier than what you will usually need. This will allow you to handle any unforeseen situation in a better way.
Trying to fit everything in a carry on should save you lots of time and hassle; you won’t have to wait for your luggage to come out and you don’t have the risk of a having a lost luggage.
If you do need to check a bag, make sure keep it light and make sure you mark your bag to be able to identify it from all other bags.
Most importantly, keep in mind this is a time of the year to cherish life and enjoy all the blessings we have been given. Don’t let anything ruin this special time. Whatever happen keep in mind your final goal which is to have a great time next to your loved ones. Have Happy Holidays!