With Thanksgiving upon us, an estimated 38.3 million Americans will be travelling home or to relatives all around the country according to the The American Automobile Association. As you can imagine the potential problems for this yearly holiday mass exodus, it makes sense to be well prepared.
1. Travel with a photo identification at all times.
2. Reconfirm your flight directly with the airline 24 to 48 hours prior to departure.
3. Do not wrap gifts that you plan to carry on because they will be opened by gate security.
4. Think about what you are wearing before going to the airport. Metal clothing or metal jewelry are likely to require additional screening.
5. Allow extra time. Heightened airport security measures increase the time needed to check in. Build in even more time at the airport if traveling with young children, infants, or persons with disabilities.
1. Leave early or stay late during major holidays like Thanksgiving. The heaviest traffic of the holiday typically is after 2 p.m. Be home by 6 p.m. on the last day of the holiday weekend, or the roads will be packed.
2. Plan ahead. Know your route and have an alternate plan in case of heavy traffic. Carry a vehicle safety kit.
3. Take breaks. Take a 15-to 20-minute break every few hours. Stop at a safe rest area and stretch your legs. Drink plenty of fluids.
4. Don’t eat and run. Take a walk after dinner to get the blood flowing.
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