Are you traveling by air this week in order to celebrate Thanksgiving where you belong…or at least where you feel obligated to be. USA Today published a list of holiday travel tips…they’re all good general travel tips, but especially helpful when airports are crowded and stress is high.
Here are the most useful ones:
- Pack carefully–light enough that you don’t need to check any bags, but carefully enough so you don’t hog the entire overhead bin.
- If possible, leave your liquids, weapons, and gel insoles at home.
- Check in at home and print your boarding pass to save time.
- Be polite to airline employees, especially when things go wrong. Niceness can go a long way when you experience problems.