Expert Travel Tips For the Holiday Season
10 Insider Travel Tips For Dealing With the Busy Season
Avoid Really Tight Layovers
Direct flights are always ideal, but they aren't always accessible. When booking a flight with more than one leg, it's safe to give yourself at least a one-hour layover to ensure you make your connection. Some airports are sprawling and will require quite a trek to get to your connecting gate, and when traveling in November and December, you always have the weather to consider. Elizabeth Avery, founder of Solo Trekker 4 U, warns travelers to "avoid booking flights with the "accepted" 45-minute connection. Flight delays for bad weather and heavy holiday load factors make on-time arrivals a toss-up."