Tips for Smooth Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel and Taxi Cab Sacramento

The holidays are a time for celebration, family togetherness, classic nostalgia, and gift giving.  We come together with those we love to bond together and create memories.  Unfortunately, the holidays are also a time for crazy weather, busy travel, missed flights, lost luggage and holiday travel headaches that would drive even the most laid back person to drink, if not careful.

 

The last thing you should have to worry about is a headache experience with your taxi service in Sacramento.  We’ve got you covered and will make sure you have a smooth transition from beginning to end.  We offer the best taxi Sacramento and we’ve worked hard to become the most reliable, safe, and easy to work with taxi cab Sacramento service with the best reputation around.  We have also put together a few other holiday travel tips that should help you minimize the stresses and maximize the family memories and fun.

 

It’s right around this time of year that you can easily see all of the talking heads and radio personalities doling out holiday travel advice.  They have all the best tips, tricks and suggestions to help you get from where you are to where you are going, but really the best advice might simply be, if you want to avoid hectic holiday travel and stresses, then stay home.  We’re pretty sure that’s not an option for most people though.  Let’s be honest, we are all striving to create those important family holiday memories, and we all have places to go and people to see (a lot of times out of obligation) and we all have these places to go and people to see at the same time.  It’s no wonder holiday travel gets so hectic.  The result of all of us trying to do the same thing at the same time is busy airports, over-booked taxi Sacramento, clogged highways, irritated and cranky travelers, too much family togetherness and stress levels that are through the roof.   If you have to brave the holiday travel season, then we suggest you take into consideration a few of the tips below.

 

Traveling on the worst possible day.  Most people don’t realize that there are very real travel patterns that tend to unfold for the holiday crowd.  There are days that you’ll definitely want to avoid traveling on if at all possible.  You can check out different sites online that will tell you the busiest days to avoid.  Either leave earlier than everyone else or stay later but avoid the busiest days.  For example, last year’s single busiest day for travel was two days before Christmas.  The other two days that closely followed was the day after Thanksgiving and January 2nd when many people were returning from their trips. Sometimes traveling on the day of the holiday will also give you smaller crowds, though we realize that’s not ideal.

 

Don’t find yourself unprepared.  That sounds simple but you’d be amazed at how many people ruin their holiday travel by forgetting to attend to the details.  Don’t forget to gas up the car, to book your taxi Sacramento, to pack the right items for your trip etc.  Forgetting some details may be a small inconvenience like not having your favorite book you meant to pack to read on your trip.  Other details can be pretty catastrophic like missing your flight or being stuck somewhere.  Plan. Plan. Plan.  Don’t leave it all to the last minute.  Make yourself a list if you need to, or set some alarms in your phone as reminders for things you need.

 

Don’t wait too long to book. That goes for airlines, hotels, taxi Sacramento service or any other service where you need to book your details early.  Not only will prices usually go up closer to the date, but they also may get totally booked and you’ll be out of luck at the last minute, which never helps your stress levels.  Plan in advance, and get your arrangements made.  Don’t want until the last minute and hope for the best.

 

Don’t ignore the small print.  Whether it’s the small print on your flight ticket, hotel, taxi, don’t ignore the details.  For example, most airlines have tightened their restrictions, rules and raised their luggage fees.  If you don’t pay attention to the fine print, you will be blindsided last minute and potentially held up to the point of possibly missing your flight.  Know exactly what the rules, restrictions and expectations are so that you can be prepared and the trip will run smoothly for you.

 

Leave yourself enough time to get to where you are going.

Sounds simple, but most people ignore this and then assume their taxi Sacramento that is driving them to the airport can magically speed down the packed highway at 120 miles per hour to get you to the airport to board your flight that is leaving in 20 minutes.  Sorry, that won’t work.  Know where you are going, how long it’s going to take to get there and then leave yourself plenty of time to check your luggage, get through airport security and get to your gate.  Remember, these things always take longer than you anticipated and a traffic jam on the way, or long lines once you arrive, is not going to help.  Check the weather and traffic apps before you go.  Leave plenty of excess time so that you can take your time, enjoy the journey and not be stressed out to the point of having a nervous breakdown.  We suggest giving yourself not just extra minutes to work with, but in some cases extra hours to work with.  You’d always rather have too much time instead of not enough time.

 

When possible, opt for offered travel insurance.  Whether it’s insurance to cancel nonrefundable airline tickets, extra insurance on a rental car, insurance for lost luggage or any other type of travel insurance- know what your options are and get some.  You never know when something is going to happen.  Don’t leave yourself in a bind.  Even if nothing happens, you will have the peace of mind of knowing you are covered if it does.

 

Holiday travel is supposed to be enjoyable.  While you can’t avoid every unforeseen event that might happen, with some simple planning and strategy you can avoid most of the stressors that make an already tense trip over the top stressful.  Your trip should be about the journey and the memories made along the way, and not about the small challenges that could have been avoided in most cases. Using some of these simple strategies will help minimize the unknowns. If you are needing a reliable and professional taxi service in Sacramento, taxi Sacramento is here to help.  We’ve helped make holiday travel possible for millions of travelers over the years. We are good at what we do, and are honored to be part of your holiday travel plans.

 

 

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