Vacating Thanksgiving and other Holiday Travel Stress

SNA Airport Holiday Travel

From luggage to navigating security checkpoint at Orange County International Airport, consider these Thanksgiving and holiday travel tips.

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day on November 22, 2012, millions of travelers are expected to depart and arrive at cities throughout America. Regardless if it’s Orange County Airport International Airport or Newark, the Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) will be instituting standard security measures this Thanksgiving., Slow security checkpoints. overbooked flights and flight cancellations supply an adequate volume of holiday travel stress. Pack on these survival tips to vacate any stress. 

For the weary traveler, who has to board a flight, this holiday travel season deploy these defensive tactics to ensure smooth Thanksgiving Day travel and other holiday getaways.

Did you know that on a daily basis, the TSA workforce screens an estimated 1.8 million travelers,spanning 450 nationwide airports,

Pack light

To skip the ordeal at baggage claim, simplify holiday travel with one piece of carry on luggage. Don’t forget the essentials, such as the mobile phone charger, prescriptions and other items that are hard to replace. Observe the TSA’s liquid carry on stipulation: 3-1-1. (All liquids must fit in a transparent, 1 quart sized zip top).

In the event that space is limited on the flight’s overhead storage area, make sure the bag is small enough to fit under the seat in front of you. Remember to check the airline’s carry on line regulations to avoid any surprises. (Remember to charge up any mobile devices the night before. In the event of a flight cancellation, you won’t be short on battery power to make other arrangements.)

Prior to heading to the airport, check the airline’s flight status. Many airports such as John Wayne Airport, maintain real time flight status on their website. The Orange County Airport’s flight status is here;

Don’t forget to coordinate holiday travel arrangements to the arrival city.

Allow adequate time.
Traffic surrounding most airports is gnarly, and worsened around high holidays. In fact, the roads leading to Orange County International airport is currently under construction. Leave 15 to 20 minutes earlier to account for any  detours, road congestion and other unforeseen  snafus.

Finally, whether one is flying out of Orange County Airport or any other national airport, vacating Thanksgiving Day and holiday travel stress calls for a patient and pleasant demeanor.

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