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Tips for Holiday Air Travel

posted by: High Level Hotels on: November 28, 2013 5:31:11 PM

With the Christmas season just around the corner, many of us are busy making travel plans to visit family and friends in the month of December. If you’ve ever travelled around Christmas before, you know how hectic it can be. To make things a little easier, here are a few handy tips for stress-free holiday air travel.

Choose Non-Peak Travel Dates

With so many people taking to the skies over the holidays, your best bet for avoiding crowds and mayhem is to choose the least popular travel dates for your trip. Although it may not be ideal to travel on, say, Christmas day or New Year’s Eve, it could save you a great deal of time and money—and your family will surely be grateful to see you either way!

Opt for Nonstop Flights

It may end up costing you more, but choosing a non-stop flight is the best way to ensure that you arrive without significant delay. Nothing is worse than enduring a flight delay in a connecting airport. The more connections in your trip, the better chance you have of spending your Christmas in an airport.

Don’t Wrap Gifts Before You Fly

There’s a good chance that security personnel will decide to unwrap your packages for inspection, so save yourself the hassle and wrap them when you arrive at your destination. Or, better yet, use gift bags!

Take a Deep Breath…

The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, so don’t let travel woes get you down. Getting to your destination can be stressful, even infuriating at times, but it’s important to maintain perspective and keep your cool. And if you’re tempted to voice your frustration to airline staff, just remember, friendliness will get you further than anything.

From everyone here at High Level Hotels, we wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!