Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Traveling

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  • 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
  • Your Holiday Travel Guide
  • Check for Flight Cancellations

Consider a Smaller Airport


During the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, 25.1 million people are projected to fly, an increase of 1.5 percent from last year, according to the industry's trade and lobbying group Airlines for America. It may be wise to choose a regional airport as you'll often find smaller crowds, more parking and shorter security lines.

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