Thanksgiving Travel Tips 

Thanksgiving Travel Tips 

The holiday season is nearing, and while most of us are excited to spend time with friends and family, many of us also dread the thought of having to deal with traveling to see them. Thanksgiving is one of, if not the most traveled holidays of the year with endless delays, traffic, and interruptions occurring everywhere. Regardless of whether you are flying or driving, you’ll be thankful for these Thanksgiving travel tips.

1. Allow extra time. 

If you’re flying, be sure to arrive at the airport close to two hours before you’re scheduled to take off. This will ensure that you’ll have time to get through security lines, as well as reduce any stress you may experience while getting to your assigned gate. If you’re driving, always factor in some flexibility for your arrival time to allow for any stops or heavy traffic you may run into along the way.

2. Choose travel times wisely. 

If possible, try traveling on off days such as Monday or Tuesday and returning home on another week day rather than the weekend. One of the other options is to fly on Thanksgiving when prices are cheaper and fewer people will be traveling on the actual holiday.

3. Pack a carry-on. 

It’s always a good idea to pack light and carry on your bag, but keep in mind that other travelers will all have the same idea and overhead space may be tight on board. Try your best to pack only the essentials and lighten your load.

4. Download useful apps. 

Before you go, download a few of the most popular travel apps such as FlightTrack Pro, Packpoint, GateGuru, Waze, and GasBuddy, to help you manage everything from tracking your flights, to avoiding traffic, to providing a packing list to make your life easier.

5. Purchase travel insurance through your friends at Apollo. 

Many people only think to purchase travel insurance if they’re planning a long, far away trip that they see as potentially dangerous. The truth is, the chances for travel disruptions are always there, especially when traveling during one of the busiest seasons. Just visit us here for more information and a free quote.

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