Sunday, November 26, 2017

Holiday Travel Blues

Are you on the road this weekend? If it's a holiday, you'll think about it.
How many people will be travelling with you this season?
(Source: http://www.san.org/Flights/Flight-Status#3438191-departures)
Three out of five flights are delayed leaving San Diego now. Three different airlines. It's one of the busiest travel days of the year. Sunday after Thanksgiving Holiday. Funny, we have every holiday named except for today. We could call it "Delayed Sunday".

If you're travelling, you're like the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who are going somewhere, or returning from somewhere. Then there are the rest of us who are happy to be stationary and just wait for the next best time to travel. Next week, for example, is an off-week for busy travellers, so a good time to get a discounted ticket on any airline and probably less highway traffic to experience.
However, if you have school age children, then this may not be the ideal trip time, as that was last week, right? So you need to be considerate of the needs of your educational support as well as you travel needs. And it your entire family was meeting for Thanksgiving, that may have been the only time you could have seen the gang. Act accordingly.
What's the worst traffic hotspot this time of year? Due to the cloud and great data on traffic, we can pinpoint that to Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Top three places to avoid if possible.

Source: http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/11/nearly-51-million-americans-travel-thanksgiving-highest-volume-dozen-years/
So, if you are travelling anytime soon, be sure to mind the Waze, GoogleMaps, and any other devices that can guide you to the place you need to go. And, above all, take a smile with you, because this will take you much further. 
Let's make sure you get there and have a great trip back!