Tips for Holiday Travelling & Flights

While Christmas is known to be a joyful time of year, it can also be very stressful for many travellers who venture across the country or province by plane to visit family each year. Rather than dreading it, there are many ways travellers can reduce stress and embrace the joy of the season.

Avoid Peak Travel Dates

If you’ve ever taken a flight or driven a few days before Christmas, you have experienced firsthand the traffic congestion and headaches that often occur. Instead of leaving the day before Christmas, consider beating the rush by taking extra vacation days and leaving a few days earlier. Not only will you save time, but flights are often much cheaper the earlier you leave. The same goes for a return flight; consider leaving a few days later and enjoying the company of your family rather than leaving on Boxing Day when travel can be chaotic.

Pack Wisely

At Christmas it is often difficult to pack lightly, especially if you are transporting gifts to your destination. To avoid the hassle of paying extra for checked luggage, consider having your gifts shipped to your destination before your flight. Better yet, try to limit the size of the gifts you purchase. Instead of buying a new coffee maker for your aunt, consider buying her a piece of jewelry instead. By purchasing smaller gifts, you may be able to fit these valuables in your carry-on luggage and avoid the risk of damage and extra fees.

Book a Toronto Airport Limo Service

To avoid the costs associated with parking your vehicle at the airport for an extended period of time, consider booking Toronto airport transportation with a trusted limo company. At AirFlight Services, we provide transportation to major airports including Pearson International Airport, Toronto Island Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, and Hamilton International Airport. Start your trip off the right way with luxury travel to and from the airport. Rather than lugging gifts and suitcases on public transit or relying on a neighbour to get up early to take you to your destination, a Pearson airport limousine or taxi will relieve the stress. Our chauffeurs are available to pick you up 24 hours a day.

Check Your Flight Times in Advance

There is nothing worse than arriving at the airport 2 hours before your scheduled flight and finding out that it is delayed until the next day. With unpredictable weather conditions occurring frequently in the Greater Toronto Area during the winter months, be sure to check your departure times before leaving for the airport. By staying up-to-date, you can also notify family members who may be waiting for you, as well as your taxi or limo driver who will be picking you up from the airport.

Plan for the Unexpected

Last but not least, it is always important to plan for the unexpected when travelling for the holidays. Whether it is weather delays, excessive crowds, or holdups at the border, remember to bring snacks and a book to read to tie you over in difficult situations. If you miss a connection, consider looking into other flight times instead of immediately going with the one offered to you. By planning for the unexpected and leaving yourself extra time, you and your family will experience less stress and arrive at your destination ready for holiday celebrations.

At AirFlight Services, our customers have trusted us to provide professional and reliable Toronto airport transportation to and from all major airports. Contact us today to learn more about our limo and taxi service rates, or to book your transportation in advance. We provide service to customers across the GTA, including Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Mississauga, Whitby, and many more.