Tips to Travel on the Busiest Travel Day of the Year
The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s the season for celebration. Holiday celebration is considered to be incomplete without friends and family. Loved ones add glamour and enthusiasm to the celebration. In today’s competitive world, everyone is busy in their own world with their work. But, holiday celebration without family is a big ‘NO’ even for super busy individuals. Therefore, traveling becomes a significant part of the holiday. Everyone visits their hometown and travel for far around places to be with their near and dear ones on the holidays. This results in rising demand and cost of flight tickets.
Every year, a specific day is expected to be the busiest travel day of the year. In this year that is in 2019 December 1, Sunday is expected to be the busiest day of travel ever for the airline industry in the United States. It has been recorded that nearly 31.6 million passengers will prefer traveling on US airlines on 1st December, 2019. According to a forecast by Airlines for America, most of the passengers travel during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
Moreover, it has been estimated that November 27 will be second busiest travel day of the year with 2.98 million people flying to the destination of their choice before Thanksgiving. It’s Thanksgiving Day, when 1.79 million people fly to their destination to celebrate the special day with their near and dear ones.
The airline organization of America defines the Thanksgiving travel season as the busiest travel time of the year. In the year it started on November 22, Friday and continue till December 3, Tuesday.
According to the statistics, Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most popular times to travel by road and air. However, most of the individuals prefer traveling by air to save their valuable time and most importantly to reach their destination on time.
It is a proven fact that flying to any destination on the busiest travel day of the year or may be during the Christmas eve can be an expensive affair apart from the fact that getting tickets during the festive time is quite challenging.
But, thankfully, there are solutions to get flight tickets during the holiday season without costing a dime. So, keep on reading to know some tricks that can help you get the right deal on flight ticket. Let’s find out the smartest ways to fly smoothly and affordably even during the festival time.
- The key to be a smart and wise traveler is choosing alternate travel days, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This can help you avoid last-minute hassle, crowds and most importantly not flying on an expensive ticket. Also, there are alternatives. Booking car rentals is also a great way to reach your destination. Although it will take time more than a flight, you can reach the destination as per your convenience and most significantly without your budget.
- There is another way to avoid overspending on flight tickets to travel to a place during the Thanksgiving. Make sure that you download apps of reputable and reliable travel companies. Also, try setting airfare alerts for not missing any chance of getting special deal or discount offered by an airline on costly flight tickets. Also, if you are determined with the date and time of your journey, you are advised to book the flight by the end of October. It is also one of the safest and smartest ways to get expensive airline tickets at really economical rates.
- No matter whether you are flying or driving to your destination on the busiest travel day of the year, make sure that you keep your landing place ready. Like costly flight tickets, hotels are all packed up during the holiday season, and Henceforth, can charge you double its actual price. Therefore, the smartest way to stop spending extra on hotel tariff is booking the hotel in advance. This step also ensures getting rid of any kind of last minute harassment in finding the right accommodation. In fact, travel enthusiasts are also advised to check for any special holiday deals or promotions to make the most of your trip by saving money on the accommodation. But, before you avail any kind of special discount or offer, make sure that you have a thorough glance at the customer’s reviews and feedback.
- Missing flight is the worst-thing that can happen to anyone, especially during the Thanksgiving or Christmas. Travel hassles like expired passport, invalid form of ID can result in missing of the flight. To avoid such kind of travel headache, make sure that you check all your belongings beforehand. These are the major things to consider while flying on the busiest travel day of the year.
Make this year Thanksgiving memorable with your family and friends by considering all the above mentioned steps.