Nervous about travelling during Christmas? Connections or Cancelled Flights?
Is there really anything worse than travelling during Christmas?
If you have travelled during Christmas period before, then, you sure have suffered delays, or even cancelled flights. Sometimes they´re not a big deal, other times they mean hours and hours, or even a whole night stranded at an airport.
Christmas is an especially stressful time of year when it comes to train stations, airports and travelling in general, I would not advise a newbie traveller flying on December 24th. Prepare for long ques, the unexpected snowstorm delaying all flights for foreseeable hours, the super-inconvenient pilot strike and the list goes on and on. I get anxious just thinking about it.
If you have a connecting flight, train or bus, make sure to give yourself enough time before departure and after, especially if you have a connection. If your first part of the trip is delayed, you don’t want to worry about missing the second connection and be stranded in a place you never even intended to visit.
We recommend you gear up with different tools, such as apps to check flight status, weather forecast and also news to see if there will be last-minute strikes in your destination or stopover country.
While you are preparing your trip ahead, you might want to download the BYHOURS app, a handy platform where you can book a hotel for a few hours, and even 1 minute before check-in, you’ll have your hotel room ready, perfect for a last-minute change of plans. You can book a microstay for 3, 6 or 12 hours, which means resting in a hotel room (rather than an airport chair), taking a shower, getting a good night’s sleep or a nap, or use it to get some work done.
Booking a hotel by hours might come especially useful when travelling with family and children, I went through it, and believe me is not easy to deal with.
BYHOURS has many hotels inside the same airport or around the corner from it, with airport transfers too. For more information about hotels close to airports, click here.