great to get together with family at this time of year, but getting
there isn't easy.
is tough with packed planes and crowded highways.
we spoke to a travel expert, who says there are some ways to cut
costs and headaches.
Petersen, of Capital One, says the very first thing you should do is
make sure everyone has the power cords and chargers for their
devices can keep kids busy for hours and that eliminates a lot of
you're flying, he says a great time saver is to be dropped off at the
usually much less crowded than the departures parking.
says one of the best ways you can beat the airline system, is to
avoid the baggage fees.
a carry-on bag, but don't carry it on the plane.
to check it at the gate.
give you a receipt and you won't have to worry about space in the
of his suggestions is for next year.
you want to cash-in some credit card miles, do it during the
people wait until January, so there's a lot more competition for
those seats after the first of the year.