Over the years, I have found ways to make the less-than-romantic parts of flying as comfortable as I can make for myself and my husband. While this is not meant to be an all-encompassing list of everything that I have stashed in my carry-on, I hope that these 7 tips that I use are helpful for you as you prepare to stay seated, with your seatbelt securely fastened.
Do you know how important luggage tags are when you travel? Discovering that your suitcase has not met you in baggage claim is never a fun experience and it can be an incredibly inconvenient and disruptive component to your trip. In fact on an overseas flight to Sweden, my husband's suitcase got lost due to a canceled flight and he found himself without his belonging for nearly his entire trip.
Canceled or delayed flights, lost luggage, bad weather, mechanical breakdown, illness, and yes, even a pandemic can derail or, even worse, cancel your travel plans. I hope you've never experienced any of these in your travels but the more we travel, it's likely that a disruption will present itself from time to time. It's a fact of life. And while it's not always possible to prevent such disruptions, the pessimistic side of me would advise you to expect life to happen and encourage you to consider the what if’s. When your plans start to fall apart, the question is, will you?