- For international travel always take adapters for the power outlets.
- Have ebooks/books/offline stuff to read/do. Bring more for unexpected delays.
- Be hydrated.
- Bring candy to bribe/socialize with flight attendants, you may get a free upgrade.
- Bring luggage tags.
- Take a picture of where you parked and email it to yourself with the airport name in your email so you can search it easily. You may forget 2 weeks later.
- Take a towel, some airports have free showers.
- Excuse me if I am editing improperly, I have never edited a wiki before. You are more likely to be struck by lightning than get upgraded by giving candy to a flight attendant. Any airport that has showers will also have a way to provide towels. And you should be hydrated everywhere, not just at airports! Dick Karp
Start with , which will help your bags find their way back home if they get lost…
…and then use them together with a motion-sensitive, LED-illuminated , which will identify your bag immediately by flashing lights as it bounds down the baggage carousel:
Instead of carrying heavy, expensive, hard-bound copies of the latest Tom Clancy magnum opus, use your iPad or Kindle to download your airline reading of choice before you leave for the airport. Pack as many books, newspapers and magazines as you’d like ( is always a good choice :-), and thanks to new airline regulations, you can keep your tablet open and in-use from the beginning to the end of the flight, even without WiFi on board.
And just to reiterate the points made in several other Top Five most important airport hacks, in order, are:
- Sign up for Global Entry / TSA Pre / Nexus
- Sell your soul to get premium status on your airline’s miles program
- Never check luggage if you can possibly help it; always carry on.
- Be sure to check in as soon as you can…24 hours early if possible.
- Be sure to use your airline’s mobile app for your boarding pass