Think Timing and Alternatives

By Robert Thomson
Sunday, November 12, 2006

The holidays are all about family. And the families are worried.

Dear Dr. Gridlock:

My daughter and I plan to drive to Teaneck, N.J., for Thanksgiving day. Could you please advise a route north that avoids the interstate? We leave Alexandria to head to Baltimore-Washington Airport to pick up a friend.

Patricia Tamarkin


They'll be traveling on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, she said. That's just ghastly.

Access to the terminals at BWI is better than last year, thanks to the reconstruction program, but many people -- almost 67,000 in 2005 -- find it necessary to fly in and out of that airport on the day before Thanksgiving.

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