Are you heading somewhere for the Holidays? Would you like some help getting yourself organized? We found a great post on Real Simple which has helpful checklists for travelers. This is the list geared specifically for those of you who are taking to the skies in the over the next couple of weeks:
” For Fliers
An efficient carry-on bag.
Look for one that’s roomy enough for essentials but small enough to fit in the overhead bin, like the Timbuk2 Copilot bag ($225, amazon.com).
A bulky outfit for the plane.
Save space in your suitcase by wearing your heaviest clothes and shoes en route. Bundling up will also keep you warm on a chilly flight and help you avoid exceeding the baggage weight limit for checked pieces.
When you want to sleep, drown out crying babies and other distractions with these earphones. If you travel a lot, they’re especially worth their cost.
A window seat.
At the very least, you’ll always have a place to lean your head if you want to take a nap.
If you know your holiday travel dates early, set up an alert on yapta.com, an airfare-tracking website, for when the price drops. Want to get details on an assigned airplane seat? Checkseatguru.com to find out whether it reclines, has ample legroom, or features a power port.
The entrance to the ticketing gate.
When you land, have your ride pick you up at the ticketing or check-in area, where there are fewer people and cars, rather than at arrivals, where crowds loiter with their bags.
A two-alarm wake-up.
Statistics show flights before noon usually have fewer delays than afternoon ones, so book flights as early in the day as possible. To be sure you wake up on time, set backup alarms five minutes apart: on your phone and travel clock, for instance. Or, at a hotel, set the bedside clock radio and ask for a wake-up call.”
Have a safe and Happy Holiday trip !!