It’s that magical time a year again when families get together to celebrate the holidays. Modern transportation has made getting together for family traditions easier. However, traveling can still be tricky for some. Navigating airports, roadways, and bus/train stations can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips and tricks to make traveling this season easier.
Buy transportation tickets as early as possible. Whether you plan on traveling by bus, plane, or train, the later you wait to buy your ticket, the more in demand that seat becomes. With a higher demand the prices are likely to sky rocket.
Book your plane tickets strategically. According to Fare Compare, the best day to buy a plane ticket is Tuesday around 3 p.m. eastern time. This is when airlines release their competitive prices for seats.
However Time.com released an article, Actually, Tuesday Isn’t the Cheapest Day to Buy Plane Tickets, and suggests that buying a ticket on Tuesday doesn’t always guarantee the best price. However, Time highly recommends that people avoid purchasing tickets on Sunday, and suggests that Thursday is another great day to purchase tickets. Fare Compare also recommends traveling mid-week for cheaper seats. This is because traveling during the week is less popular for families who wish to take advantage of the weekend and miss as little school or work as possible.
Schedule your trip so you arrive early. Many people forget that everyone else is trying to go home for the holidays too. With unpredictable weather and traffic, it is common to experience delays in your travel plans, so be prepared!
Hand sanitizer will save you this holiday season. It can help protect you from unwanted germs, this is the season for colds and flus after all. No one wants to be missing out on all the grand festivities.
Dress comfortably while traveling this season. Traveling is already stressful enough, at least do it in comfort. If you’re flying, or driving long distance, being comfortable can help take the edge off.