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Airports to Use for Milwaukee Summerfest

summerfest2When you know that Summerfest takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and that Milwaukee has an airport, that may seem like all you need to know to figure out which airport to fly into for Summerfest. And to be sure, if you did book your trip through Milwaukee’s main airport without even knowing there are other airports in the area that would be fine – except you might be missing out on cheaper airfares.

As you learned in the article about how to find cheap airfare to Summerfest, restricting your airfare searches to just one specific day or a few hour window could limit your ability to find the cheapest fares – and it’s a similar situation with airports. Some airports are more popular with discount airlines than others, and if you don’t know the airports well you may not know which ones have a higher concentration of budget carriers.

In other words, it’s best to check all of the airports that are relatively close to Milwaukee just to be on the safe side. So here are the airports in and around Milwaukee that you can use for Summerfest.

>> When is Summerfest in Milwaukee? In 012, it’s from June 27 – July 8 (closed Monday)

4th of July Travel Tips for the Airport

july4_3Any time you make plans to fly somewhere over a special holiday or event, you can bet that you won’t be the only one doing so. That means not only that you’ll need to do more than the usual amount of homework to find cheap airfare, but that you’ll also want to make sure you don’t get caught out by bigger crowds at the airport.

Toward that end, although most people stay closer to home over the July 4th holiday, there may be larger than average crowds at the airport just before the big day. In order to help you avoid the hassles and headaches that can come with holiday travel, here are some survival tips for the airport for July 4th and tools to help make your travel day easier.

>> July 4th is a Wednesday in 2012. 

Best & Worst Days to Travel for Memorial Day

memday5Traveling around any holiday can be a pain. We’ve all heard the horror stories of how busy the airport gets before and after Thanksgiving, and Christmas is only marginally better. You might not expect Memorial Day to be a terrible time to be at the airport, since most people drive to their holiday weekend destination – but you’re still going to see more people at airports just before and after Memorial Day weekend than you do the weekend before or after.

With that in mind, are there what you might consider “best” and “worst” days to travel for Memorial Day weekend? The short answer is – sort of. The long answer? Well, that’s the rest of this article.

Because most people will have Memorial Day itself off of work or school, moving your travel plans around to avoid what some might think are the best or worst days to fly isn’t really a feasible option. Besides that, as mentioned above, the vast majority of people who are going to be somewhere other than their own backyard for the three-day weekend are going to drive there – so the airports aren’t as busy over Memorial day weekend as they are for Thanksgiving anyway.

But having said that, because airports are a bit busier over the holiday weekend than they are on a non-holiday weekend, if you’re someone who absolutely loathes a busy airport then you may want to adjust your schedule a bit.

>> When is Memorial Day? In 2012, it’s on May 28.

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips for the Airport

memday1Most of the time travel tips are more location-dependent, which is why you’re going to find guidebooks for places in the bookstores rather than something called a “Memorial Day Travel Guide.” But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some Memorial Day travel tips that are good to think about regardless of where you’re going.

Memorial Day weekend is a popular one for travel, whether it’s a road trip to the beach or to a Memorial Day parade, or a quick getaway before the summer travel season gets into full swing – so that means more people on the roads and in the airports. You can alleviate some of the travel stress that’s likely to come up by paying attention to a few travel tips for Memorial Day weekend like the ones outlined below.

>> Memorial Day in 2012 is on Monday, May 28.