How to survive the increase in holiday travel

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Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile this weekend, be prepared.

“We’re going to JFK from here, so I can only imagine how it’s going to be downstate,” said Robert Hunter. 

The Hunter family is ready. Robert’s wife, Fatima, and son Jayden are escaping the cold in Rochester and are bound for warm and sunny Tampa, Florida. 

Fatima says when they arrived at the airport at around 5:00 in the morning, they were in for quite a surprise by the long lines. 

“Leave at least three hours early to get here and get through all of the security,” said Fatima. You’ll be good.”

For frequent travelers like Ian Layton, practicing these techniques could eliminate your travel frustrations. 

“Deep breathing, listen to some good music, maybe have a little green tea,” said Layton.

According to TripAdvisor, nearly 45% of people are traveling for Christmas this year, which is up 6% from last year.  

Michael Sublet and his daughter Rebecca say they’re noticing the increase. 

“I travel quite a bit and this was probably the busiest I’ve seen in quite awhile,” said Michael.

Saturday is expected to be the busiest travel day this holiday season, so it’s important to plan ahead.

Also with wintry weather expected in our forecast, check in with your airline before you get to the airport, that way you’ll have the latest flight information available.

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