Of course we all know that the holiday season is a very stressful time to travel. But there are ways to travel during this busy season and still keep your holiday cheer. The hassle of traveling during the holidays can turn anyone into a Scrooge easily, but these tips will help prevent that.
Usually it costs an arm and a leg to travel during the holidays, but there is some good news for this year. Airlines have been offering competitive prices all year so it looks like flying around the holidays in 2015 will be cheaper than in recent years. In fact, some flights could be 23 percent cheaper this year.
But you still can’t wait too long to book those flights. Each day the price goes up and there usually isn’t a time during the holidays when the prices will drop. Keep in mind that the real increase is when you book just 10 days before your vacation.
It is no secret that Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest times to travel and every year around the holidays, traveling hugely increases. This means that airports will be more crowded and that will cause longer lines that could lead to possible delays. Try to be prepared and arrive early. Just know that there could be delays so just grin and deal with it.
To top it all off, everyone seems to be in a rush and really cranky. It seems like the Christmas joy is spread thinner each year. But if you can keep up that Christmas spirit, you can get through all of the hassle of traveling with a smile on your face. And who knows, maybe your cheer will rub off on others.
It also helps if you can be flexible and willing to fly on December 25th. On Christmas day, airports do not seem as busy and flights are usually a lot cheaper. Or if you can find a small airport near your destination, this might be another way to find a cheaper flight and it will not be as busy larger airports.
You never know, flying on Christmas day might be fun for once and flying into a smaller airport could be a great adventure.