Stress Free Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you are traveling to be with your family, you may be a little anxious getting there. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, which can easily cause problems for anyone who is trying to spend it with their family. Keep these Thanksgiving travel tips in mind to ensure that you have a stress free holiday.

  • Make a plan – start planning for your holiday trip as soon as possible. Not only will you be able to get the best travel deals, but it will help to make sure that you are able to choose your preferred travel time and date.
  • Travel light – airlines are constantly raising their prices for checking bags. If you can, carry on your bag, but keep in mind that many other travelers will have the same idea, which could lead to tight spaces on board. If you are bringing bulky items, such as winter clothes or diapers for your children, consider shipping them beforehand so that you do not have to worry about them on the plane.
  • Leave on the right day – if possible, avoid traveling the day before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Flying out the morning of Thanksgiving and getting back home on Friday while everyone is out shopping for Black Friday can help to make sure that your travel days are stress free.
  • Go high tech – it is not secret that you have to get to the airport hours before your plane actually leaves. There are many apps available that can help you make it through the airport as easily as possible. Many airlines now have mobile websites that allow you to check in and track their flight status.


Martplan Insurance Agency in La Habra, California would like to wish you and your family a fun and stress free Thanksgiving!