Make sure you purchase your ticket under the exact name that appears on your ID. It might seem obvious to you what everyone’s nickname is but a skycap, a desk agent, or a security officer — any one of whom could ask you to show identification with that name before boarding.
Since delays stack up as the day progresses, it’s smart to book the first flight you can into a hub (if you have a connecting flight).
Tying a red ribbon to your black bag is not the most effective way to distinguish it. If you use ribbons and bows, they can be torn off in the transporting process. Your best move is to purchase a suitcase in an unusual color, such as bright blue.
Pack your electronics in a single layer. You will increase your chances of speeding through security if you take the time to lay your electronics flat.
To keep from getting stalled in security and losing innocent items you forgot were in your bag.
If you’ve missed a connection, don’t stand in line to rebook with a gate agent. Instead, use your cell phone to call the airline’s customer-service number (tuck it in your wallet before leaving). You may speak to someone faster, giving you a better shot at a seat on the next flight.
On the Plane Bring a car seat for your child. They also help kids stay calmer, since they’re used to being in them.