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Holiday Season Travel Survival Guide

It’s not only the happiest time of the year, the holiday season is also considered the busiest. People go home to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones. They combat the holiday traffic rush just to be with their family and relatives. Some take this opportunity to go on a holiday break out of town or have a taste of the holiday season outside the country. Since it’s the busiest season, expect the struggles you will have to face that comes with the season. So how do we deal with the stress the holidays may bring? Here are some travel survival guides that may help you to get through the holiday rush.
 
1. When booking for a flight, always do a research first. Since it’s a holiday season, expect pricey plane tickets to your destination; however you can still score great deals from other airline companies that offer low-cost fares. So it’s best to actually compare prices first before booking that plane ticket.

2. Consider checking for flight schedules days or even weeks before Christmas. This way, it can save you from the stress of traveling with the crowd rushing for the holiday break. If there’s a chance, book a flight at a nearby airport to save you money and time going to the major airport of your city.

3. In case of emergency, keeping your airplane details, hotel address and car rental company number handy will save from the misfortunes you might inevitably face during your trip.

4. Overloaded bags are always a hassle at any trip especially if you are boarding a plane to your destination. Keeping your things packed in one bag is a good idea. It doesn’t only save you time, it also gives you a hassle-free trip.

5. Long queues at the airport are stressful. Seeing people busy rushing here and there would definitely make you irritated if not hungry. Always bring with you anything to eat just in case your grumbling stomach tells you to grab something to munch. Airport food can be costly, so buying outside food and bringing them with you so have something to eat will definitely keep your cool.

6. No you don’t have to hand carry with you Christmas presents for your friends and loved ones. Airport guards often ask passengers of the content of their baggage especially if they find it suspecting of something. Skip the hassle and ship your Christmas presents ahead of time.

7. Before you leave the house for a holiday break. Check all the things that you might need for your flight and double check your house for security purposes. Be sure your house is protected from the outside elements like burglars and the changing weather. Charge all your devices before you leave. Download apps that might help you with your travel like hotel and car booking apps. Always leave the house early to avoid rush hour traffic especially if you are catching an early morning or early evening flight.

The holiday season can be very stressful especially for travelers, but mind you, it is enjoyable too.

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