Charlotte (WBTV) October first doesn't just mark a new month, it marks the ticking clock to travel deals for Thanksgiving. I asked local mother and travel blogger, Tricia Oakes for her best advice for families planning a trip for the holidays.
Tricia and her husband John have two boys, and if you're traveling with kids, early applies here too!! Fly early in the day when airports are less congested. "In case there is a delay, you don't get bumped later from a later flight. Children are usually fresher in the morning and you aren't dealing with missing nap times or things like that, so definitely travel in the morning if you can," she always recommends.
Remember travel agents? We get so used to Internet web sites to search for deals, but Tricia says pick up the phone and give an agent a call. "When we went to Disney world last year we used a Disney travel agent. She ended up being able to get us some discount on the Disney food plan which is very expensive. It was really great to save that little bit of money by booking through her," she explains.