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The Ultimate Holiday Travel Survival Guide

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We’re here to help make your holiday travel easier. Below, find a selection of our best holiday travel tips, like what to do when your flight is canceled due to winter weather and how to bring your holiday gifts through TSA checkpoints with you. Travel smarter this holiday season so all you have to worry about is what you’re putting on your plate this Thanksgiving and what color sweater to wear to your holiday parties.

Holiday Travel Booking Tips

The 12 Best and Worst Days to Travel This Holiday Season: Here are the best days to fly during the upcoming holidays.

10 Holiday Travel Tips You Need to Know Now: There are still deals to be found, provided you shop carefully and plan ahead.

7 Ways to Save on Holiday Travel: The good news is that it’s not too late to save on holiday travel; the bad news is that you won’t want to wait too much longer to make your purchase.

The Cheapest Time to Buy Holiday and Thanksgiving Flights for 2019: You can find the lowest fares for both Thanksgiving flights and the winter holidays during the first week of September. But don’t give up if you miss that week …

The 10 Best Flight Search Sites for Booking Cheap Airfare: For when you’re in a pinch booking holiday airfare.

The 10 Best Christmas Vacations for 2019: Still need inspiration on where to go this holiday season? We picked 10 festive spots.

18 Best Sites and Apps for Last-Minute Travel Deals: Need to make a quick travel decision? Then you’re going to need these tools focusing on last-minute deals.

8 Things You Should Never Do When Traveling Over the Holidays: Reduce your holiday hassles by avoiding eight common mistakes that many travelers make.

Tips for Easier Holiday Travel

How to Sit Together on the Plane Without Paying Extra: Flying with your family or a group of friends? Read this.

Heading to the Airport? Use This Pre-Flight Checklist: Worry about one less thing before heading home for the holidays.

7 Things Not to Do When Packing a Carry-on Bag: Avoid airport mishaps by following this advice.

Travel Etiquette: 5 Controversial Rules You Might Be Violating: Be a model traveler by follow these rules over the holidays.

The U.S. Airports with the Worst TSA Wait Times: Avoid these airports if you can. And if you can’t, schedule extra time for security.

Airport Security Frequently Asked Questions: Everything you ever needed to know about what you can and can’t bring through airport security.

Holiday Travel Delay Tips

What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?: What to do when your flight is canceled due to weather.

Does Travel Insurance Cover Weather Problems?: Should you get travel insurance this holiday season? Read this to find out.

Flight-Cancellation Rights: The Ultimate Guide: Everything you need to know when your flight is canceled, no matter the reason.

Air Passenger Rights: The On-the-Go Guide: Know your rights in any delay or cancellation situation.

Your Ultimate Stuck-at-the-Airport Toolkit: What to do when you are, in fact, stuck at the airport.

How to Cope with Lost Luggage on Vacation: What to do if your bag gets lost this holiday season.

Holiday Travel Packing Tips

The Worst Winter Travel Gear (and What to Pack Instead): What you should (and shouldn’t pack) for winter travel.

9 Things to Pack for Unpredictable Fall Weather: Because it can still be unseasonably warm (or cold) for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Flying with Gifts: The TSA Rules You Need to Know: Remember the golden rule: Leave your gifts unwrapped. Here’s what else you need to know.

The Ultimate Ski Trip Packing List: Hitting the slopes? Here’s what to pack.

The Ultimate Holiday Packing List: Your cheat sheet for holiday travel packing. (Now editable!)

Ultralight Travel: How to Pack Light Every Time: Less is more, especially over the busy holiday travel period.

What to Wear for Holiday Travel

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