Holiday Airport Travel Tips

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It’s already begun… the airports are mad houses. Traveling this time of year can be extremely stressful. Here are my tips for making sure you have a good airport experience during this busy season.

  1. Arrive at the airport 1 to 1.5 hours before your flight boards. Give yourself enough time in case security is backed up, which during the holidays is almost always. My mom always told me it’s better to be an airport stroller than an airport runner.
  2. As soon as you get through security go to your gate in case it’s a far walk and to make sure there are no gate changes. After having seen it take time to grab a snack or shop, but make sure to do that after having seen your gate!
  3. Be at your gate when the boarding process starts. You want to be there so you can board when your group is called to get space for your carry on and again to make sure there are no last minute changes.
  4. Be nice to the workers. Chances are they’re bummed they’re having to work during the holidays. They also have to deal with a lot of crappy customers. Be kind when addressing an issue.

What are your tips for traveling during the holidays?

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