The Five Worst Days to Travel in 2018

Passengers preparing to board United Airlines' final Boeing 747 flight.

By Anna Breuer on 6 June 2018
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Traffic getting to the airport was miserable, the security checkpoint line was out the door, and stress levels were high. But when traveling during the holidays, what’s the alternative?

Now that we’ve kicked off summer with the busy Memorial Day holiday, here are the five days to avoid flying on and to stay off the roads for the remainder of 2018.

June 29
The 4th of July comes on a Wednesday this year so expect many people to take advantage of an extended holiday starting the Friday before the long weekend.

August 31
Labor Day falls on September 4 and is the traditional end to the summer season, even though summer will carry on past it. Expect many to try to get in a final summer holiday before normalcy returns.

November 21
Thanksgiving this year will fall on November 22. As always, everyone will be trying to get over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house at the same time so be prepared.

December 20 and 21
Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year with Christmas Eve on a Monday, so expect travelers to get a headstart on the Thursday and Friday that precede the holiday.

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