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Holiday Travel Tips

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Liv Northgate Apartments Blog has a few travel tips to help you survive the holiday season. Traveling during the holidays can be a stressful experience, to say the least. We hope that these easy tips help you stay calm, cool, and collected even when stress at the airport mounts. We hope you enjoy our post, and happy traveling!


From CNN: Charge your devices

Expect crowds surrounding the electrical outlets at your departure airport to increase if your flight is delayed. And don't expect rest stops to share their outlets with you. Have a car charger and stash a power pack or a few battery chargers for your portable electronic devices (useful for driving or flying).”


From Alaska Airlines: Give yourself plenty of time

Busy travel times can mean heavy traffic, busy parking lots and airport shuttles, and lines for checking baggage or to see a ticket agent. Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the airport and through security.

We strongly encourage you to arrive at the airport at least two hours before a trip within the US, and three hours before a trip that includes an international flight.”

From Forbes: Pack carefully

“This time of year is a nightmare for flight attendants directing traffic on board aircraft. Everybody wants to bring everything on board. It is possible the airline might ask you to gate check your suitcase, so your things won’t be with you no matter your best intentions. NEVER pack medication, and it’s not a good idea to pack valuable things, like jewelry and electronics. Keep them in your carry on.”


From Travel Sense: Steer clear of influenza

Winter travel can be a frequent contributor to the cold and flu time of year, adding a miserable element to your winter or holiday travel stress. Before you leave, visit your doctor's office to get the flu shot or nasal spray flu vaccine, which is only available for ages 5-49. Most germs will spread by contact, so wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer constantly.”


From Cheap Flights: Speak up

“If you find yourself stuck due to a significant travel delay, speak with the airline representative early on to find out what your options are for re-booking or for hotel or dining vouchers. The sooner you can talk to them, the better your chances of snagging any available seat on another flight.”


Now that we’ve covered traveling out of town for the holidays — what’s your favorite thing about Gilbert, AZ during the holiday season? What do we need to see and experience? Thanks for reading!