#Holiday #travel is costing more than it did last year, according to a report from CBS News. With demand up and capacity still decreased from pre-pandemic levels, airfares will rise 4% per week through Christmas, experts say. To get the best possible prices, book your tickets now, shorten trips or adjust your plans to accommodate alternative dates after the holiday rush is over. And even though #Christmas falls on a Sunday, plan to start and complete your travel on Mondays and Tuesdays, when airfares, rental cars and hotel lodging tend to be cheaper. This year — if you’re up for the challenge — hosting may be the cheapest option. #HolidayTips
The CDC says holiday travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Before you get on a flight, consider whether or not you may have been exposed in the last 14 days, if you or someone you’ll be visiting is in a high-risk category, and if area you’ll be visiting is seeing an uptick in cases. It’s a bad idea to travel with people outside your COVID “pod” — those you live with. If you do have to travel, check the travel restrictions at your destination and always observe rigorous social distancing protocols.