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Before I started graduate school, my parents took me and my sister on a dream vacation. During this amazing trip, we visited several historical sites including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We made memories that will last a lifetime. Do you want to take your family on an unforgettable vacation? Consider hiring a professional travel agent to help you plan the perfect getaway. This individual can help you choose the right location based on your budget, interests, and time frame. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of consulting with a travel agent before going on your next extended trip. Enjoy!

Planning a Dream Vacation

Tips To Make Holiday Airport Travel A Lot Easier

by Isabella Stanley

If you're already planning your holiday trips, don't stop at just the plane reservations. Getting your plans into place now and actually working out how much time you might need to take care of various things can make the actual travel go a lot more smoothly. Planning now will also let you take advantage of services that might fill up as your actual travel time draws near.

Long-Distance Services

One of those services is an airport shuttle service. Not only should you try to make reservations right after getting your plane tickets, but before you get the tickets, you should see what airports the services travel to and from. Some shuttle services will take you to nearby cities, even those that are as much as a couple of hours away. That could really help your travel budget because if you can find a cheaper flight at an airport that's farther away, and the cost of the shuttle ride is less than the cost of a flight out of the airport in your city, you may as well take a shuttle to the other city and catch a flight out of there.

Adequate Time—Even if You Have Expedited Clearance

As you make your plane and shuttle reservations, though, remember to add in adequate time. You'll need time to get from your home to the airport -- something that traffic and picking up other passengers on the shuttle will increase -- and you'll also need to leave extra time to get through security. This is true even if you are part of an expedited trusted-traveler program. Sometimes the lines for all checkpoints are very long due to extra holiday passenger volume, and sometimes the expedited lines aren't open, for whatever reason. That means the quick security line you were hoping for won't be there.

Remember to Tip

Finally, another way to make your travel go more smoothly is to remember to tip. Set aside an envelope with money for people like the shuttle driver, who can help you with your bags, and skycaps who help haul your bags if you use the curbside check-in service, which still exists at many airports.

It may help to visualize your travel day and make a list of everything you see yourself needing, every place you see yourself going, and so on. Look at the whole day in detail so you can make a comprehensive list of what you still have to get, who you still have to call, and what you'll still have to bring when you finally catch that shuttle to the airport. For more information, contact a business such as Yellow Cab.