The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and for many, this is the time when families come together to connect, give thanks, and take part in cherished traditions. Every year, millions of families take a road trip or plane trip to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones. Depending on where you live, the transportation options can vary and the busiest days are surprisingly not always around Thanksgiving day itself.
If you haven’t started your Thanksgiving trip yet, you’re not alone. While some travelers are lucky enough to schedule a trip way in advance, the busiest days of travel are still to come. According to experts, the most traveled day for Thanksgiving is the Wednesday before the holiday. Planes, trains, and interstates often see the most traffic on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day.
Though some travelers are ahead of the action and have already booked their flights or hit the road, the busiest days are still to come. To get a jump start on the festivities, plan ahead and avoid booking a flight on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. You could save yourself loads of time and hassle by booking your flights before the most popular dates. To avoid being stuck in traffic, plan your road trip to remember well in advance. A few tips to try would be to look into taking alternate routes as they could save you precious minutes.
If you choose to fly, be sure to check the airport’s rules regarding items to bring in your carry-on bag. Many airports have stepped up security measures to ensure the safety of other travelers so be sure to check the rules in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises during check-in. Lastly, stay organized when planning for your trip. Look into packing weather appopriate clothing, food, and your favorite gadgets to keep the family entertained and prepare to leave on time.
Though the busiest days of travel are still to come, it’s never too late to plan a Thanksgiving trip. Whether you choose to fly or drive to your destination, being organized and aware of the transportation options can help ensure a smoother journey. From all of us here at GodzillaNewz, happy Thanksgiving!