|If you are carrying large bottles of liquids in your checked baggage, be sure to put them in leak proof zip lock type bags. Nothing dampens a trip faster than unpacking and finding that giant bottle of shampoo decided to leak all over your clothes. |
You will go through security screening so understand that you have to remove all metal, lap tops out of bags, liquids bag and shoes in the bin for inspection so do everyone a favor, stow your Mr. T starter set, watches and such before you get in line. Be prepared.
Need a wheelchair of guide at the airport? Let the airline know ahead of time so they are prepared and you are not stuck without assistance. Service animals are always welcome but let the carrier know so they will reserve space for it.
During the holidays or heading to a wedding or other “present” event, keep the gift unwrapped as security may want you to open it for inspection. Better yet, you can save some overweight baggage expenses by buying the item at your destination!