Holiday Travel Headaches – Are You Ready For Thanksgiving Travel?

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According to Fox News, “Thanksgiving travel can add 130-259% increase in airline volume!”

Well, it’s finally here, the dreaded Wednesday before Thanksgiving travel day! It’s one of the most hectic travel days of the year! Are you already on the road? Perhaps you are lucky and got a few extra days off work and have already arrived at your destination? With all the issues that can come up on a normal travel day, here are a few things that can help keep you sane if you are traveling today (along with everyone else!)

  • Charge all your electronics – there is nothing worse than a dead phone, iPad or laptop when you need it!
  • Arrive early at the airport!
  • Bring your noise-cancelling headphones. It really does help you relax on a flight!
  • Pack snacks.
  • Prepare for a wait! Use your TSA Pre-Check if you have it.

And remember to stay calm! Because it’s one of the busiest travel days of the year, you should be prepared for long waits and travelers of all kinds (both experienced and novice.)

Last night we flew into the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson and it definitely lived up to it’s reputation! I’ve never seen so many wheelchairs lined up to pick up people off one flight…there must have been 15-20 and they just kept coming!

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Bottom Line

We wish you safe and calm holiday travels and a wonderful holiday with your loved ones! Happy Thanksgiving from PMM! And if your flight is oversold or your luggage is lost, be sure you know your rights when traveling (click here to read more).

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed.

About The Weekly Flyer

The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way.

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