This Travel Expert Explains Why This Week Is Going To Be A Nightmare For Travelers

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It’s here. The start of the holiday season…

And, it all begins with Thanksgiving travel.

Traveling during Thanksgiving week is always tough, but you might want to brace yourself this year.

TV Journalist, Lisa Remillard, took to TikTok to remind everyone to pack their patience. You’re going to need it.

A warning to you right now: if you are traveling for Thanksgiving, especially if you have to fly, it is going to be hectic, crowded, chaotic. Pick your word.

Lisa Remillard

Thank the good Lord that Congress just ended the threat of a government shutdown until AFTER the holiday season, because that could have been disastrous for travelers.

As it is, you might want to keep these things in mind as you travel to be with your families this Thanksgiving.

The powers that be at the TSA are projecting that the busiest travel day of the Thanksgiving season is going to be Sunday, Nov. 26, with 3 million people expected to pass through security at the airport.

Be nice to your TSA agents, because they are just doing their jobs — trying to keep you safe — and they are going to be working harder than ever this holiday season.

The plan is to keep wait times at checkpoints to 30 minutes — but we all know that the security line can be insanely long.

Make sure you understand exactly what you can and can’t bring in a carry-on bag, because some things are deceiving (like peanut butter), and have to be in your checked bag.

Keep in mind, according to the TSA website, “the final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.”

If in doubt, check it.

To see exactly what you can and can’t bring in your carry-on, check out the “What Can I Bring” section of the TSA website.

You also want to make sure you have your proper identification, and get to the airport early.

Better to get there an hour early — perusing the gift shops or reading your Christmas novel — than be completely stressed out that you are going to miss your plane.

Especially if you have kids. Get There Early.

There’s nothing worse than running through the airport with your bags in one hand and your baby in the other, screaming for them to hold the plane.

Pack your smile, patience, and friendly demeanor. You will get a lot further with kindness than you would by arguing and being combative.

Most of all, have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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