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What to know before heading to grandma's house

By: Rob
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—holiday festivities, friends, family…and traffic?! Thanksgiving is nearly here and AAA says to expect a record number of American’s traveling this year – they estimate that 48 million of us will be traveling more than 50 miles to our Thanksgiving destination. With so many traveling by car and plane, potential delays should be expected.  

Traveling by air:

Make sure you arrive to the airport extra early! Officials recommend you arrive 90 minutes before your flight leaves. TSA officials say to expect longer than usual lines due to the fact that 27 million people are expected to fly to their destination this year. If you can, try to pack light so that you can avoid checking in your luggage! This will save you time and also prevent you from possibly losing your luggage! If you’re booking a flight, travel insurance might be a good idea! There are many factors which can cause your flight to be cancelled, but with travel insurance you’ll be fully reimbursed for the entire cost of the flight. Travel insurance generally costs around $20 per flight, but is definitely worth it – especially this time of year.  

Traveling by car:

As I say, “pack the patience”! AAA expects more than 20 million people to be on the roads between November 23rd and November 27th. Traffic volume will definitely be much heavier than usual. The busiest travel days on the roads will be on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following. I think it is safe to say that I-95 will likely be one of the slower spots. As one of the nation’s busiest road ways, it runs from Maine to Florida and will likely have some slowdowns.  

Tom’s Tips:

  • Keep a travel schedule n  Make sure your GPS/phone is charged
  • Plan ahead n  Pack smart 
  • Download the WGTS 91.9 app to stay connected if you’re heading out of town!

Together, we’ll make it a safe and memorable Thanksgiving. We’ll be right alongside you to keep you encouraged as we navigate the roads together.

We are so thankful that you are a part of our radio family here at WGTS 91.9! Happy Thanksgiving! Eat some pumpkin pie!

–Tom Miner