It’s holiday season once again. The time of the year where friends and family gather together to celebrate the holidays forever. It begins on Thanksgiving in November, followed by Christmas and the New Year about a year later. It’s a very enriching time for all involved, but with holidays come a lot of travel. Most people like to travel well before the holidays to visit family to make sure that they can get there on time. There is also an underlying assumption that flights may be delayed and the time it may take will be longer if you travel the day of the holiday. Here is why you should consider¬†traveling on major holidays.

Cheaper Prices

Believe it or not, traveling the day of the holiday can save you a lot of money. Prices tend to skyrocket in the days leading up to the holiday, but since most people may already be where they need to, this makes prices drop for people who plan to travel on the day of the holiday. It may not be ideal for some, but if you are concerned about your trip being economical, you should definitely consider traveling on the day of Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Large Crowd Avoidance

Large crowds tend to populate airports and the highways 2-3 days before the holidays because they want to be there beforehand. If you want to surpass this inconvenience, what you can do is travel on the day of the holiday. You may face far less traffic, far less crowds and have less hassle when you travel.

Shorter Lines

This directly coincides with avoiding larger crowds, because now you also face shorter lines to getting tickets, security screenings, and getting your luggage. Imagine being in a crowded airport with a long line in front of you. Now imagine that about half to three quarters of those you would have been waiting behind are gone. That’s one of the benefits of traveling on major holidays. Now, you won’t have to be fighting with random strangers about who is next in line.

As you can see, these are just a few benefits of making your holiday season a little less stressful. You can save money, avoid large crowds and enjoy quality family time.