With the lunar new year over and the start of autumn approaching, the leisure travel season of October to January is upon us. Hundreds of millions of people fly each Thanksgiving weekend, and travel websites are marketing plenty of deals and discounts to make the holiday travel easier.
Even though the season is near its end, travelers still face plenty of risk for winter travel. Have a few holiday travel tips before you go? Read on.
Planning for Survival
If you are planning on flying, a full list of the airlines on which you will fly can be found here. You will find detailed fare and flight information on most website, which can be extremely helpful, but make sure you do your research as well. Have you checked the baggage policy? If you will be bringing all your relatives along, will you receive priority boarding? You should also try to make sure the seats are clean, and the airplane has run-flat seats if you will be traveling in first or business class.
How to Watch Your Flight
The different airlines have different websites for tracking your flight. Most charge an often-fees-at-checkfare fee that you can avoid if you make your booking online. Some of the airlines offer bonus frequent flyer miles to travelers who use their website.
Flying With Family
Planning to fly with family this holiday season? Watch out for different rules for having children with you on your flight. You may not be able to bring your kids on board with you if they do not have their own tickets. Also, most airlines do not allow children under two to bring on board with them for free. Passengers who do not want to pay the frequent flyer miles fees can travel with one small checked bag in the overhead compartment.
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