Thanksgiving Travel Tips for College Students
Even compared to Christmas and the 4th of July, Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year to be traveling, be it plane, train, or automobile. To help ensure that you make it home or wherever you’re headed, we at Kansas State Cars would like to give you a few Thanksgiving travel tips for college students because there’s no way you’d like to spend it in your dorm room–c’mon, one of the best things about heading home is the free food that’s not from a cafeteria or in the form of a T.V. dinner.
Depending on where you’re heading, the weather outlook for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving actually looks pretty good this year…as of right now. We all know weathermen are ever so slightly indecisive and occasions (very) wrong.
All of the airports will be busy on that Wednesday, but there shouldn’t be any weather delays; the more severe weather won’t be happening until the weekend. That’s when the Midwest can expect some rain and the east coast might even have to prepare for some mild flooding on Sunday because temperatures will have warmed up a bit.
Travel Tips and Tricks to Avoid the Crowds:
Leave early: If your schedule allows for it, your best bet for avoiding the crowds is to not drive or fly on the Wednesday before,; try to leave the day before or even travel early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day.
Drop the second suitcase: Travel as light as possible if you plan on flying; for those of you driving this won’t really affect you.
Map it out: The highways are going to be the most congested routes. Be prepared for heavy traffic, tailgating, getting cut off, the whole shebang. If there is an alternative route, or a few backroads you can take, this might save you time or at least save you the headache and bumper-to-bumper road rage.
If you’re worried that your vehicle won’t make it to the next holiday or survive through the winter, we would like to remind you that we have a full selection of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs here at Kansas State Cars. We also would like to wish you safe travels hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!