Are you planning to visit family or vacation abroad over the
holidays? The holiday season, which spans from Thanksgiving through New Year's,
is notorious for being the busiest time of year for traveling. Though airports
can be busier and more crowded, with the right preparation and planning, you
can ensure a stress-free and enjoyable holiday travel experience. Consider our
helpful tips for flying over the holidays:
1. Book your flight early. The
earlier you book your flight, the better. Ticket prices tend to rise the closer
we get to the holidays, so book your flight as soon as you know your plans.
Booking your flight early will be better for your wallet and give you peace of
mind knowing your holiday plans are already taken care of. If you have specific
dates or times you need to travel, you'll have more options the earlier you
2. Travel on off-peak travel days. The
Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. Instead of
traveling on Wednesday, leave the night before or early in the morning on
Thanksgiving Day. Also avoid traveling on Christmas Eve if you can.
3. Pick a morning flight. As evidenced
by flight statistics, planes traveling earlier in the day are more likely to
arrive on time. And, if your flight gets cancelled, you have a better chance of
getting on another flight that same day. There also tends to be less people
traveling in the early morning, which means you probably won't experience long
security lines or crowded airport terminals.
4. Ship your gifts. The TSA
recommends shipping wrapped presents or waiting to wrap them until you reach
your destination because they may have to unwrap a gift to examine it.
5. Make a guaranteed parking reservation. If you'll
be driving yourself to the airport, make a guaranteed parking reservation with
an off-site Oakland
Airport parking service.
On-site airport parking lots don't offer guaranteed reservations, and on
busy days it's almost impossible to find a spot. Save yourself the time and
headache by choosing Expresso Airport Parking. We provide guaranteed parking
reservations on indoor and outdoor self-parking and premium valet parking, as
well as the most affordable rates. And, through our Oakland Park and Fly program
and Oak parking coupons, you can save even more on airport parking.
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