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How to stay safe and plan ahead of the busy holiday travel season

The holidays not only means family and food but also busy airports and roads.

MACON, Ga. — Christmas will be here soon and New Years Day right after. The holiday travel season is in full affect, which of course means family and food but also busy airports and roads.

"Things are opening up so I'm ready to see my family," Sharonda Aldridge said. 

Aldridge says of course she is excited for the food too.

Inflation is being factored into not only meals this year, but also travel plans.

"High plane tickets, car rentals, hotels, everything is expensive right now. Ahat AAA has found is that its cheaper to travel by car," Montrae Waiters said.

With many people choosing to hit the roads instead of the skies, AAA spokesperson Montrae Waiters says safety is crucial. 

Safety means getting your car checked by a service technician before hitting the highway.

"Batteries, tire pressure, windshield wipers because we just got quite a bit of rain not too long ago," Waiters said.

There also precautions to take if you plan of taking a flight this holiday season. 

"You make sure you get there at least three hours before to give yourself some time to get through security. Make sure you check your flights online prior to getting to the airport," Waiters said.

 Aldridge says she's ready to eat well this thanksgiving, but also ready to see her loved ones for another reason.

"I'm actually pregnant so I will be telling my family that I'm pregnant," she said. 

There are also ways to save this holiday season. 13WMAZ has some tips for how save on Thanksgiving and groceries in your everyday life. 

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