Travel Day Tips

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:13

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 09:57



According to The AP, an estimated 46.9 million Americans will be taking cars, planes, buses or trains over the holiday weekend, fueled by cheap gas prices, but concerns over attacks persist.

Despite some holiday-related closings, it’s going to be a busy weekend in New York. Among the many things to do this weekend are the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar and a film festival screening cinematic “turkeys.”

However, if you’re traveling and hitting the road with an eye on enjoying a turkey dinner with friends or family, you’re not alone. Today, which is the day before Thanksgiving is typically the busiest travel day of the holiday weekend, according to AAA

You’ll want to avoid the roads from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. if you can, because that’s when traffic app Waze reports will be a peak time for drivers to be on the roads.

For those traveling by air, it should be relatively calm. A large storm was forecast to move from the West into the central USA, but the storm’s worst weather looked likely to spare nearly all of the USA’s big airports.

That’s not to say everything is smooth sailing. A global travel warning from the State Department has added security measures.