Here are some tips:

  • Label your entire luggage with name and address.
  • Carry some empty plastic zip lock bags.
  • For your plane ticket reconfirm once again.
  • Keep your passport, tickets and money separately.
  • Put a photocopy of your passport in each your luggage.
  • Make a list of all your personal medicines that you are carrying with you.
  • Make a list of all the things you forgot while travelling and use the list before your next trip.
  • Most luggages are only delayed, not lost permanently.
  • Fill the complain form of missing luggage even if the airline agent insists that your bags will turn up on the next flight and take a copy of that with you.
  • Apply for the reimbursement policy from the airlines department.
  • Make sure both you and your luggage make the flight. Try to schedule a reasonable amount of time; at least 45 minutes between connecting flights.
  • Do not put your laptop on the conveyor belt to be x-rayed. Rather, ask the security guard to conduct a manual search of the computer and any other electronic equipment.
  • Once on the airplane, keep your laptop nearby.
  • Keep your laptop underneath the seat in front of you.
  • Always travel with extra batteries and call the hotel ahead of time to make sure it has modems and data ports.
  • Pack an extension cord so you can use the laptop from your preferred spot.
  • Obtain an International Drivers Permit (IDP).
  • Have your Passport photographs along with you all the time.
  • Carry both your IDP and your State Driver's License with you at all times.
  • Some travelers jam two weeks’ worth of gear in their bags for a long weekend
  • You may not pack liquid or gel substances in your carry-on unless they are in individual. Any larger containers of liquids and gels must be packed in your checked luggage.
  • Be aware of restrictions on the size and number of bags you may bring onto your flight. Many airlines now charge a fee for every checked bag or have lowered the maximum permitted weight limits for checked luggage. For a clear overview of what the airlines are charging for checked bags these days, and how large and heavy your luggage is allowed to be, read Airline Baggage Fees.
  • Do not lock your checked bags except with TSA-approved locks; otherwise, if your bag is selected for random screening, agents will have to break the lock to get inside.
  • Do not over pack your bag. Screeners will have a difficult time closing your luggage if selected for inspection, which will only lead to wrinkles and the potential for lost articles.
  • Place any packed belongings you don't feel comfortable with strangers handling in clear plastic bags.
  • Do not stack books and other documents on top of each other; instead, spread them out throughout your bag.
  • Try not to fly within twelve hours after dental work because the change in cabin pressure can be painful.
  • Avoid eating empty calories. They can cause swings in your blood sugar which will affect how you feel.
  • Avoid drinking much alcohol. It doesn't take much at altitude to get drunk.


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2207 W. Parmer Ln,
Austin , Texas
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