Thanksgiving Week Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Week Travel Tips

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Whether you're driving, flying or taking the train you should expect things to be busy Thanksgiving Week.

Lynn Patterson says this year she doesn't have to worry about hitting the road.

"When I do travel out of town I'm always worried about... what's the fastest quickest way to get from point A to point B," Patterson said.

AAA reports that driving is the most popular way to travel. Roderick Pather is driving to Orlando for the first time.

"I know it's going to be pretty hectic," Pather said.

Troopers urge drivers to slow down, buckle-up and prepare for traffic. You can expect an increase in law enforcement.

"I pray before I get on the road," Pather said.

You should also get your car inspected, if you have any doubts. The primary reasons for problems include dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts.

"I think we need to be more careful and a little bit more respectful because nobody wants to be in an accident during the holidays," Pather said.

Airports will be busy too. Last year 100,000 people flew in and out of the Charleston International Airport during Thanksgiving week. If you plan to fly you should arrive two hours early and expect lines.

James Bednar's grandparents are flying in from Florida. He also has family driving in from North Carolina.

"They're a little bit up in age now and it's more comfortable for them to fly, rather than them spending six or seven hours in a car trip," Bednar said.

Though it's a hectic time of year that requires patience, people say it's all worth it.

"In times like these the holidays it's very good to cherish your family and make some memories that will last a lifetime," Bednar said.

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