Great Holiday Travel Tips Travel by Corey Grant - Travel Agent - December 20, 2016December 20, 20160 Use a Travel Agent or Agent Related Service Travel agents or travel agent booking engines can help you get some of the best deals on travel without all the hassle. Avoid Driving Yourself to the Airport Airport parking prices rise around the holidays due to increased travel traffic. See if a friend can drive you to the airport, call a cab or pick-up service, or look into public transportation options or better yet take a Uber and get a FREE Ride on us. Get There Early Millions of people are going to be traveling this holiday season. Assume that there will be tons of traffic and long lines at check-in and security, so be sure to arrive extra early. Avoid Excess Airline Fees Pack lighter to avoid checking a bag, don’t pay the extra money for priority boarding, and avoid upgrading to first class. If you do plan to check bags, register them online before heading to the airport. Skip the Wi-Fi fees and don’t buy food or drinks on the plane. Instead, pack snacks from home or enjoy the complimentary options that the airline provides. Get Free Flight Upgrades If you’re bumped on an oversold flight, try to negotiate for an upgrade on your next flight. If you’re a frequent flyer or club member with the airline you’re flying with, you can also try to score an upgrade. Arrive early if you plan to try this; it’s a lot harder to negotiate in a rush. By using these tips as a guideline, you can better organize and prepare for your trip.