aak777 From Qatar, joined Apr 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 968 times:
I am traveling from DOH to SFO via FRA on LH in June and return rout is JFK to DOH also via FRA in July. My ticket is a company ticket where I can only board if seats are available.
I would like to know if this is a high traffic season or not so i know if i require a backup travel plan.
Any help is much appreciated.
Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3332 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 960 times:
June, July, and August are certainly the high seasons for Americans traveling to Europe because of summer school holidays. I'd imagine Europeans traveling to the US is in peak swing in the summer, as well.
ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 909 times:
Depending on where you go in the USA, it can be from the last weekend of May to the first full week of September would be considered the peak tourism season. The Northern states tend to have their school year run from the beginning of September to the 3rd week of June, in the Southern states, generally from early to mid-August to the end of May.
Perhaps the best months to be in the USA are May and September. September is best if in the Western states as little problems as to snow at higher elevations and moderate temperatures. May in the Eastern, Midwest and Southern States is better as after tornado season and before Hurricane season. SFO tends to be quite moderate year round as to temps, but inland areas can be hot in the summer.
If you do choose to travel in June/July, try to fly mid-week and get in early in the afternoon before thunderstorms, which normally tend to be the worst for flying in the mid to late afternoon. If you plan to fly within the USA, also try to use off peak midweek flights to have the best chance of seats.