That’s right; Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. So, to help survive the holiday, here are a few helpful holiday travel tips:
The day before Thanksgiving is, in my opinion, one of the busiest travel days of the year.— Peggy Hill (@PeggyQuotes) November 21, 2012
Tip 1 – Expect the UnexpectedTraveling during the holidays seldom goes as anticipated. So, to relieve the stress associated with that problem, always expect the unexpected. From climate delays (nearly unavoidable this year due to winter climate notices across the nation) to a flat tire, be sure you’ve prepared for any conceivable event at whatever point you travel.
Tip 2 – Arrive at the Airport EarlyAlmost everyone knows that you should arrive one hour early for domestic flights (two hours for international). However, few individuals tend to realize that they ought to double that time during holiday travel. So, for Thanksgiving (and other enormous holidays), arrive two hours early for domestic flights and at least three hours early for international. Fail to do so, and you’ll wind up spending turkey day in an airport terminal!
Tip 3 – Pack SmartIf you have to fly, try your best to avoid checking any luggage. Be that as it may if you must check a bag, make sure all your necessities are in your carry-on. The last thing you need is to be without your medication on the off chance that your stuff happens to get lost.
Tip 4 – Know What Foods to Check and What to Carry-On FlightsThe TSA has exact rules concerning which sorts of foodstuffs they permit on flights. There are rules for both carry-on and checked food items. Foods Safe for Carry-On The following types of foods are allowed as carry-on items:
- Stuffing mix (not the stuffing itself)
- Other solid foodstuffs
- Mashed potatoes
- Jam and preserves
- Cranberry sauce
- Other liquid or otherwise amorphous food items (like stuffing)