Christmas is the busiest time of year to board a flight.
Every year, millions of Americans fly across the country to spend the winter holidays with their loved ones, and it causes chaos in the skies. But it is a tradition, so it isn’t going to stop anytime soon.
Not only is it the busiest time of year for air travel, but it can also be the worst weather-wise. Remember that blizzard a couple of years ago?
Whether you are traveling home from a business trip, flying to see your family or you just booked at the wrong time, you need to prepare for your journey!
At Royal Coachman, we specialize in making travel as comfortable, luxurious and relaxing as possible. Get in touch if you need an NJ Airport Shuttle that will take all the stress out of your holiday travel.
Here are our winter holiday travel tips:
- Plan Ahead
This sort of goes without saying. Make sure you plan your journey with military precision. Leave plenty of time for delays and expect everywhere to be busy.
- Get to The Airport on Time
This is the busiest time for airlines and airports. They have to get a record number of people through customs and onto the planes, so they won’t be able to wait if you arrive late. Book our NJ Airport Shuttle service to guarantee you arrive on time. Our headquarters have special GPS systems that provide our drivers with real-time traffic updates and flight information.
- Fly Earlier If Possible
If your schedule is free in the week leading up to Christmas, you should always fly early. If you can avoid the business, then you should. Not only will flights be cheaper, but you will save a lot of travel time by doing so.
- Fly Direct
Flying direct is often more expensive than getting connecting flights, but at this time of the year it is well worth it. There is lot less chance of long delays, missing connecting flights and major problems in general if you are only boarding one plane. You don’t want to lose your bags at this time of year.
- Use Your Money
Most airports allow passengers to pay for a better service. You could fly business or first class or there are more affordable options like skipping the security lines and entrance to a hospitality lounge. Find out what optional extras your airline and airports offer and use your money wisely. It could save you a whole lot of stress this season.
- Wash Your Hands
Millions of Americans will be traveling for Christmas this year. And it’s going to be cold in a lot of areas of the country. That means that germs will spread like wildfire. Make sure you wash your hands regularly and even carry some hand sanitizer with you. You don’t want to turn up for family dinner with a horrible cold.
- Travel Light
If you can avoid checking-in your luggage, then you really should. Get a high-quality carry-on suitcase, and you have already skipped one massive line.
Also published on Medium.