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AAA Offers advice for travelers this Easter weekend


Drivers across Missouri are expected to hit the roads today as they head toward their Easter Sunday plans and AAA has some advice to keep drivers and fliers safe and on time.

Easter lines up with the end of Spring Break this year meaning that quite a few people are expected to travel this weekend.

AAA has tips for travelers who plan to hit the roads over the next few days to get to and from their Easter plans.

Road Trips:

  • Pack your patience – be prepared for heavier volume at common travel times over the weekend.
  • Make sure your car is road trip-ready with proper tire inflation and adequate gasoline. AAA recommends having a certified mechanic look over your vehicle before a road trip.
  • Use the AAA mobile app to plan your route, search for the lowest gas prices in your area, or request roadside service.
  • Use caution – avoid drowsy or distracted driving. Keep your eyes on the road and stay alert.

Travelers hitting the skies are also advised to plan ahead before they head to the airport.

  • Check-in online 24 hours in advance and have the airline notifications enabled on your mobile device in case an issue arises that requires a change in plans.
  • Make sure the airline has your contact information and check your flight status online/app.
  • Arrive at the airport early – especially at busy airports like Orlando (MCO) where baggage and TSA lines tend to be long.
  • If a flight is canceled, the airline must try and accommodate by booking passengers on an alternative flight. However, under federal law, you are entitled to a full refund if you request it. It could take time to recover this money since more cancellations mean more people asking for refunds

Drivers can expect to save at the pump this year. AAA reports that the National Average for a gallon of gasoline is $3.546, in Missouri drivers can expect to pay $3.247.

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