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UK Airports And Roads To Be Packed During Christmas Travel Surge

Industry professionals have predicted that UK roads and airports will be jam packed over the next couple of days during the Christmas travel surge.

As thousands of Brits flock across the country and overseas to see family and friends for the holiday season, motorists and travellers are being warned of increased journey times.

In what is being dubbed as the busiest time of the year, motoring organisation AA says to expect up to 18 million cars taking to the roads over the festive period. Meanwhile, more than 205,000 people are anticipated to fly from London’s Heathrow Airport tomorrow.

The Association of British Travel Agents has estimated that some 4.25 million Britons will leave the country via airports, ports and the Channel Tunnel between 16th December and 3rd January.

A top tip is, if you can, to avoid any Christmas traffic hotspots such as the M1, M25 and M6 and although the British weather is milder this year in comparison to 2010, it is still likely there will be delays for many vacationers.

And if you are travelling by public transport, note that no trains run on Christmas Day and there is only a limited service on Boxing Day.

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