Thanksgiving season is notorious for being on of the busiest and most hectic times to travel, but don’t worry: there are tips and tricks that will let you meet up with your loved ones across the country with minimal stress.
If you have to fly this Thanksgiving, do everything you can to get a direct flight. The holidays make airports a nightmare, and delayed flights, long lines, and overbooking are the norm. A direct flight minimizes your chances of running afoul of any of these travel annoyances, and makes sure you spend as little time in airports as possible. If you still end up stuck in an airport, chill out in one of the lounges listed in the database LoungeBuddy.
If you plan on driving to your Thanksgiving dinner, try to stay off the road between 3 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Data from Google indicates that this window of time has more traffic than any other time during the week of Thanksgiving. Better yet, stay off the roads entirely and travel on Amtrak instead. You won’t have to deal with traffic, you don’t have to drive, and Amtrak is pretty reliable even during the busy holiday season.
Read the full article here: How to Survive Thanksgiving Travel