Tips for Stress-Free Thanksgiving Travel

Holiday travel doesn’t have to be synonymous with stress, panic and anger


If your Thanksgiving plans include traveling, whether by plane or car, you need to know how to cope with the imminent nightmare and chaos. After all, millions of people are going to be doing the same as you.[slideshow:102747]

People’s biggest concern is finding a cheaper flight, getting to their destination in time, not waiting for hours to pass security checkpoints, and canceled or delayed flights.

If your travel plans in the past have gone terribly wrong—or worse, if you have a history of not planning at all, then it’s time to make a major change.

Passengers can take several steps to prevent as many bad situations as possible. You can never book a flight too early, avoid checking your bags and flying into alternative airports are a few of them.

Instead of rushing only to sit in traffic or miss your flight, a bit of planning in advance (and leaving a few minutes ahead of schedule) could save you a lot of frustration.

Whether you’re planning on flying or driving, there are a few things you can do to make the trip that much easier.

Click here for 18 tips for stress-free travel this Thanksgiving holiday

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