One more week and the turkey holiday will be here. I know that many of you have already made plans, and some may already have had a head start. If you belong to the other group – those who are more “flexible” and who like winging it – try taking a look at these MUSTS. They might just help you have a more pleasant Thanksgiving travel experience.
Lots of luggage? Why not use a courier service? Not many people go this route when traveling, but if you think about how much the airlines charge for baggage these days, it might be cheaper to just send your bags to your destination ahead of time. This is even more appropriate for big families who have LOTS of things to lug along. Send your bags three days ahead of time and don’t check in anything at the airport. You’ll love the convenience!
Here’s an additional tip for packing those bags – do not wrap gifts or anything of that sort; same thing with your carry on bag. With the security measures that they employ today, the chances are the airport people will just open packages up anyway. Save yourself the trouble and wrap your presents when you get to your destination.
If you follow the first tip, you will have a blast at the airport. Once you reach your destination airport, you do not need to go to the baggage area. Instead, ask your friends or relatives to pick you up at the departure area. At this time, there will practically be no people around, lessening your stress.