Preparing for Airline Holiday Travel

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 Travel With Joy

Preparing for Airline Holiday Travel

The holidays have always been a popular time for traveling near and far. Some people travel to see their family and others travel to get away. No matter what category you fit into, here are some useful preparation tips from Travel With Joy.


If you are not sure about you can or should not pack, visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website for up-to-date screening procedures.

Place nametags (with your name and phone number) on all luggage including carryon items. This way if you should leave something behind or your luggage doesn’t arrive with your flight, it will be easier to reunite you with your belongings. Place the same information inside your luggage in case the luggage tag is lost or removed.


Ship gifts before your departure and save yourself time and frustration. Airport security will open and search these items even if they are gift-wrapped, destroying the best of your intentions. Save yourself time and frustration by shipping the gifts before your departure.

Before You Leave Home

Getting to the Airport

Plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure for domestic travel and three hours for international travel. You never know when you may encounter a traffic jam or long check-in lines. Allow even more time for busy airports and peak holiday dates.

At the Airport

Enjoy your trip! We’d love to hear from you when you return.

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