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Holiday Travel's Guide To HOLIDAY TRAVEL The holidays are a time to gather and celebrate with loved ones, but getting to the homes of those friends and family sometimes involves traveling great distances. Get the facts about traveling during the holidays, and use these tips to make your holiday travels fast and easy. POPULAR METHODS OF HOLIDAY TRAVEL 6% travel by air. 91% of travel done during the Holidays is by personal vehicle. 3% travel by bus, ship, train, or other. SPENDING THE NIGHT DURING THE HOLIDAYS Z... Z... Z... Z... Z... 4... Z... Z... Long distance travelers who make over- night trips at Thanksgiving spend an average of just under three nights away. Z... Z... z... Z... z... Z... 2... About half of holiday travelers make same-day trips without spending a night away. During Christmas and New Year, the average increases to nearly four nights away. AVOIDING TRAFFIC ON YOUR DRIVE Traveling Wed Sun Ideal Travel Day Ideal Travel Day between 50 and 99 miles? Head out on Wednesday and return on Sunday to avoid the bulk of traffic. Traveling more than 100 miles? Head out as early as possible to avoid the morning and evening rush hours. Average The average long-distance Thanksgiving trip Distance length is 214 miles, compared with 275 miles over the Christmas/New Year holidays. Traveled FLYING WITH PRESENTS When flying, it is best to NOT check the following items: Valuables (cash, jewelry). Using a lock will not be useful either since TSA will cut all non-TSA approved baggage locks. 2 Critical Items (medicine, keys, passport, tour vouchers, business papers) 3 Fragile Items (cameras, eyeglasses, glass containers). If these must be checked, wrap them carefully in padding. Perishables Don't wrap gifts and then take them through security. They may be unwrapped. Ship presents ahead of you when possible. It will be easier and possibly even cheaper! To: Jahn Smith 1234 Anywhere St Hometown, USA MOST CONGESTED ROADS AND DELAYED AIRPORTS DURING THE HOLIDAYS 8. 10 8. 10 6 Most Congested Roads Most Delayed Airports 1. The l-95 from NYC to Washington D.C. 1. Newark's Liberty International 2. Westbound Mass. Turnpike to l-84 2. Chicago's O'Hare International 3. Tri-State Tollway near Chicago 3. Boston's Logan International 4. Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridges in NYC 4. New York's LaGuardia International 5. Eastbound I-80 to Sacramento 5. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International 6. 1-285 between l-75 and I-85 in Georgia 6. Miami International 7. 1-495 near Washington D.C. 7. Minneapolis' St. Paul International 8. 1-35 in Dallas, TX 8. New York's JFK International 9. US-23 North/l-75 North in Detroit, MI 9. Los Angeles International 10. Northwest Arkansas Regional 10. The Palmetto Expressway in Miami, FL Have A Safe and Happy Holiday! SOURCES: | Brought to you by

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Although we can’t wait to be with our loved ones we can’t help but stress out about the possibility of delayed flights and bumper-to-bumper traffic. The Holiday Travel infographic covers popular m...


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