12/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Holiday Travel Tips: How Will You Manage?

It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and you know what that means! Everyone and their mother (literally) will be ducking out from work early today, booking it to the nearest airport / train station / bus depot to trek their way home to be with their nearest and dearest for the long weekend. And what brings back more memories than a walk down the memory lane of holiday travel from hell?

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And while we're all in the spirit of giving, why not take a moment to share your secret and savvy holiday travel tips with your other nearest and dearest: fellow HuffPost commenters? How do you handle travel stress? Got any tried-and-true techniques for traveling with children? Know a secret security line at JFK where the TSA workers are friendly and the wait tops out at 6 minutes? Or are you just looking for a place to vent your Thanksgiving travel terrors? Either way or all of the above, let us know!

The AP may be reporting that holiday travel is down this year, but that doesn't mean there won't still be "4.54 million people expected to fly during the long holiday weekend." And, as the Beatles say, everyone gets by with a little help from their friends, so let's share the love in the comments below.


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