News By/Courtesy: Lia Jils | 01 Oct 2020 13:02pm IST


  • Travelers are excited for the Thanksgiving and December holiday season.
  • It is important to research about going for trips now than ever before.
  • Flight policies are more lenient now.

We are still under the threat of the Coronavirus but the tourism industry has opened up. This Christmas or Thanksgiving will be the best time to book trips to various destinations. Various mistakes should be avoided while booking:

1.Talk about testing and gathering

Before you book travel it is mandatory to have an honest conversation with the family as to how to manage 2020 family gatherings under circumstances. Some families will be comfortable with self-quarantining before having a get-together while others enjoy a family meal outdoors and stay in separate hotel rooms while others have a more business approach. It is better to begin these conversations rather than other family members already booked travel or trip

2. Prepare for the possibility of self-quarantine

Coronavirus is a major threat now and some countries went into lockdown while others in quarantine for those who wish to visit the place. Some locations are opening while others are closing to visitors in several areas on daily basis under the circumstances. Many states in the U.S like New York, Maine, Connecticut have mandatory quarantine or testing requirements. So we should keep in mind that quarantine measures will be effective in places while we roll our travel dates.

3. Cancellation Policies

It is reasonable to book flights that have cancellation policies. Southwest Airlines is one of the best. So it is better to review the cancellation policies of the airlines that you are choosing.

4. Get ready for full flights 

Medical professionals and others reinforce the value of social distancing, but it is not always possible to do that on aircraft. Many airlines including American airlines are not limiting passenger capacity so that they can maintain space between travelers. But some airlines block middle seats into the holiday season

5. Using points and miles

2020 bought many new challenges. It costs less than over the past years. Most airlines are flexible in their cost structure and changes can be made at least 30 or 60days in advance.

6. Bus travel insurance

 Even though airlines are made flexible, it still never hurts to protect your holiday flights with travel insurance especially cancel for any reason policy. Freebird was used as a great tool for protecting domestic itineraries during flight cancellations.

7. Bottom Line

All the travelers must be excited about Thanksgiving and December holiday flights but this holiday season won't be normal like before. We have to research more and should take more risks. The flight policies are more lenient than before.


This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion, etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 02 Oct 2020 10:53am IST

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