Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Traveling

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  • Your Holiday Travel Guide
  • Check for Flight Cancellations
  • Avoid Peak Travel Dates
  •  Book Flights in Advance
  • Consider a Smaller Airport
  • Weigh Bags at Home First, Check-In Lines Will Be Long
  • If You Are Driving, Check Your Vehicle
  • Bring Reading Materials and Games for the Children
  •  Ship Gifts in Advance
  • Use Technology to Help You Plan

Avoid Peak Travel Dates

The American Automobile Association predicts that 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from their homes to celebrate this Thanksgiving, with many of them traveling on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or on Dec. 24, which are the heaviest travel days. Try to leave early, or travel on Thanksgiving or several days before Dec. 25.

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