Monday, December 21, 2009

Etc. Holiday Travel Tips.

If your travel plans are all in order, and a major storm hits your region, you're outta luck. Lucky for us in L.A. this is a rarity, so as long as a few simple steps are followed, it should be smooth sailing ...

DO check in online (and as soon after you're allowed to as possible, to get in one of the first boarding groups. you're usually allowed to check in online 24 hours before departure.)

DO fly direct if possible

DON'T check a bag if you can avoid it

DO make a "packing" checklist that includes everything from socks to hairbrushes to deodorant, or anything that you are prone to forget

DO arrive to the airport early - holiday security lines are unpredictable and if you encounter a large slow crowd, you'll appreciate the extra minutes

DO bring a sweater or small blanket on board, if you want a nap, it will be much cozier if you're not freezing

DO have a toothbrush easily accessible for your post-nap mouth

DON'T wait until the night before a morning flight to do your laundry - 1:30 a.m. up alone folding T-Shirts is not ideal if you have a 5:00 a.m. wake up call

DON'T wrap presents before flying--security may have to unwrap them if they decide to have a peek (or more) through your belongings

DO pack for the weather of your destination

DO bring a camera

and lastly, DO have fun!

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins

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