Most people think of the phrase “holiday travel” as being synonymous with “chaos”. Well, this doesn’t have to be the case thanks to a few simple tips to get you swiftly home just in time to fill yourselves with turkey, stuffing, and all the trimmings—yum!
First things first, before you leave for the airport, make sure you:
- Measure your bag. Does it measure up to FAA guidelines? That’s 22″ x 14″ x 9″ with wheels and handles.
- Review the checked bag requirements and pricing guidelines so there aren’t any surprises once you’re at the airport.
- Put all of your 3 ounce liquid containers in a clear quart-size zip top bag in compliance with TSA rules. That way, you can breeze through the security checkpoint without being held up.
- Check-in and submit any requests for special assistance (wheelchairs etc.) 24 hours in advance.
But remember, there’s only so much you can do to prepare during the holidays. The best thing you can give yourself is time! Be sure to be punctual for your flights—arrive at least 90 minutes before domestic flights and at least three hours before international flights. With ample time on your side, the stress and tension of getting through the airport will be a thing of the past.
We hope these simple and easy tips are helpful to you and your family this holiday season! Do you have any tips to add to the list? Be sure to drop a comment and share them!
From our Delta family to yours, Happy Holidays!
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