Traveling for Thanksgiving and Christmas can be quite the hassle, but sometimes it is inevitable. Traveling always increases around the holidays and that causes crowded airports and longer lines. But there are some things you can do to make the most out of traveling around the holidays.
There is some good news this year when it comes to fares. Airlines have been offering competitive prices all year so it looks like flying around the holidays in 2015 will be cheaper than it has been in recent years. Passengers can look to save around 23 percent on some flights this year.
Still don’t wait too long to book your flights. During this time of year, it is common for the price to go up a little each day and it usually doesn’t drop back down. Definitely try to book well before 10 days in advance, because that is when you will see the biggest increase in prices.
Thanksgiving and Christmas happen to be the busiest times to travel in the nation so at least you will be a little prepared for the crowded airports. The best thing you can do is to go along your merry way with that Christmas cheer. Just keep in mind that not everyone is going to be in that Christmas spirit, so keep calm and do your best to get through it.
If you just want to try to avoid the crowds all together, but still need to try to travel during the holidays, be flexible with your schedule and even consider flying on December 25th. The airports are usually a lot less busy on Christmas Day, plus flights seem to be cheaper. Or you can also always look at smaller airports near your destination.
These are just some tips to help you get through traveling during the holidays. It is usually just a good idea to avoid traveling at all, but if you need to, just remember to arrive early and be prepared for delays.
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