When Thanksgiving travel will be at its worst. If you are hitting the road on Thanksgiving, remember the Early (bird) Turkey Gets (the worm) Home. On Thanksgiving day, traffic could be a little crazy at times, or you may be the only car on the road. Experts expect a peak between 12 noon and 3pm.
So, yea, the best time to be on and off the road is before 11am.
Now, let’s talk Black Friday. SHOP PEOPLE, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP! Sorry. I get excited. Most stores will open early, so again, be like the Early Bird. Peak traffic on Friday should be between 1pm and 4pm for the most part.
Heads up for returning travelers on the roads expected to peak Saturday between 2 and 7. Then the giant caravan mad rush to get home Sunday between 1 and 7. Be safe. Have fun in your stretchy pants. And, Happy Thanksgiving!
Five Tips On What & How To Pack
Getting everything you need into a small carry-on or a duffel can take some skill to maximize the space. It can also be very rewarding and a time-saver to get everything in one bag, too. Less chance of your baggage being lost if you have to check it, you don’t have to pick up your luggage at the baggage carousel, and you can brag to your friends who had three big bags that you have everything you need in your carryon luggage.