13 Nov Holiday Travel
It’s that time of year again. As we write this, the holiday season is upon us, and for a lot of people that means it’s travel time. Whether that’s a flight home to spend Thanksgiving with relatives, or maybe family is coming in to stay with you over Christmas or Hanukkah, there will more than likely be an airplane, train or car involved for you or your family members. And to help make that a little less stressful, we have a few suggestions.
Let’s assume, like most folks, your travel involves an airplane, and therefore an airport. And what’s the last place you want to be during the holiday travel rush? OK, maybe the mall is the last place, but what comes after that? That’s right, the airport. No one really enjoys traveling to and from – not to mention making their way through the airport, even in the best of times. Traffic snarls, parking nightmares and long security lines are just some of the reasons. And during the holiday travel season, you can almost guarantee these things will be 5 times as bad due to the increase in passengers.
If you’re flying yourself, you want to allow double the usual recommended time to get to the airport, get through security, and get to your gate. Trust us on this one. And if you’re driving yourself, add an extra half an hour just to be sure you can find a parking space. If you’re taking a cab, better book that way ahead of time, and call them first thing that morning to confirm they’ll be there.
If you’re using one of those unregulated phone app “car services”, better reserve that car well in advance too, if you can. And just hope you get a driver who knows the best way to get to an overcrowded Dulles. The last thing you need on your travel day is a lost driver staring at his GPS trying to find an alternate route around the traffic.
We already talked about reducing your airport stress level in a previous blog posting, and the information there is even more valid during the holidays. So it bears repeating that if you want to take as much stress out of getting to and from the DC area airports, hire a professional. A well trained chauffeur who knows the city, knows the routes (and the alternate routes) to get you there on time, and as relaxed as possible given the holiday bustle.
And if it’s your family who’s coming to visit you for the holidays, wouldn’t you feel more comfortable and confident knowing a professional is handling their transportation to you? It’s one less thing to worry about, and one small way to make the holidays a little less stressful.
We can’t help with your in-laws arguing over dinner, or an overcrowded bathroom in your house, but at least you won’t have to add traffic and airport messes to your list of holiday chores. So take a look at our DC limousine fleet page, submit your free limo price quote request, or just give us a call. We’re here 24/7 to help you with your holiday travel transportation needs.
Thanks for reading, and happy holidays!