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12 travel tips if you’re going somewhere for the holidays

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Airlines.org has 12 tips everyone should know if you’re planning on going anywhere. Airlines.org has 12 tips everyone should know if you’re planning on going anywhere.

(Meredith) – Millions of Americans are expected to travel this holiday season. With long lines, lengthy waits, and constantly making sure you have everything, traveling can be extremely stressful.

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But it doesn’t have to be. Airlines.org has 12 tips everyone should know if you’re planning on going anywhere.

  1. Make sure your liquids are in a quart-sized bag before you get screened. This speeds up the line for your and everyone behind you.
  2. Wear pants or shorts.
  3. When on the flight, don’t use the seat in front of you to help you sit or stand. It bothers the person in that seat. (And make sure your little one doesn’t kick it, either).
  4. Don’t ask the flight attendant to get up, get you a drink, or throw trash away during the boarding process. It really slows things down.
  5. Don’t clip your fingernails or toenails on the plane. (Apparently, this is a big problem).
  6. Keep your shoes and socks on at all times. If you decide to take your shoes off, it’s not a huge deal, but at least keep those socks on your feet.
  7. If you bring food, make sure it’s not stinky.
  8. Make sure you have plenty of things to keep your kids occupied. If there’s audio, make sure you bring headphones.
  9. Don’t FaceTime on the plane. It’s really annoying to everyone around you. Just wait a little while longer and have the conversation face to face.
  10. The middle seat passenger should get both armrests.
  11. If something happens (missed flight, lost luggage, etc.), remember that the help desk, gate agent and flight attendant isn’t your enemy. They aren’t responsible for the issue. Being polite is the best way to ensure smooth sailing (or flying).
  12. When exiting the plane, wait your turn. Everyone will get off eventually, so don’t try to skip ahead. You’re saving seconds at best.

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