Plan ahead for stress-free holiday travel

AAA is predicting a very busy travel season.

BOISE - AAA says more than 50 million Americans will be traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday and nearly 265,000 of those people are Idahoans.

"It's the ninth consecutive year of growth," Matthew Conde, AAA spokesman, said. "It's the busiest travel season for the last 12 years or so as far as Thanksgiving."

The Boise Airport is seeing record numbers of passengers this year.

"Typically we see about 9,000 people travel through the airport on a normal day. During those busier days we'll see closer to 12,000," said Sean Briggs, marketing manager for the Boise Airport.

The busiest days are the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after.

"Interestingly enough sometimes if you can wait until the last minute and travel on Thanksgiving morning you can avoid some crowds," Conde said. "That's not a bad idea if you have somewhere that's not too far to go."

To avoid stress at the airport you're going to want to do a little planning.

"Give yourself two hours before your plane departs, check with your airlines to see if your flight is on time and also know what you can and can't bring," Briggs said.

Same goes if you're traveling by car. A little planning could save you a headache. One thing to do is to make sure everything is in working order.

"The main culprits are always flat tires, lock outs and dead batteries," Conde said. "Now some of those things can be prevented by a pre-trip inspection and it doesn't take long to do."

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