While the holidays provide a great opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones, they can also be stressful -- especially when it comes to air travel. The holiday season includes some of the busiest air travel days of the year, where expensive fares, crowds and flight delays are par for the course.
But, holiday travel doesn’t always have to be calamitous or stressful. Being prepared and expecting the unexpected go a long way to help keep you calm, collected and looking forward to reconnecting with family and friends. Here are some tips to not only help you be ready for your trip, but also maintain your cool on the busiest air travel days of the year.
Tips for Stress Free Winter Holiday Air Travel
Use Apps to Track Your Flight
By now you probably know the advantages of checking in online before heading to the airport: you won’t have to get there as early; you can pick your seat in advance; and you can skip the long lines since you can print your boarding pass at home or grab it at one of the self-serve kiosks in the airport. But, tracking your flight on your airline’s app, or a third party website, is also recommended. Getting updates on your flight status can save you long and unnecessary wait times at the airport due to delays or cancellations.
Did you know: Your flight isn’t the only thing you can check into online. You can check-into your car rental reservation online as well.