Holiday travel is on the horizon. From delays, canceled flights, lost luggage and those insufferable long security lines, you never know what the not-so-friendly skies have in store.
Luckily, with a little pre-planning and the tips below, you can avoid many holiday travel headaches and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in peace, with joy and goodwill toward the TSA agent.
• Choose your travel outfit with an eye toward comfort and convenience. You can’t go wrong with any of the Lane Bryant activewear pieces that are fun and functional. Remember – you’ll have to take off your jacket when you go thru security and you don’t want to be lugging around a bulky coat or pullover sweater. Opt for an easy open zipper-front jacket like our Tru Dry Spliced Active Jacket that pairs perfectly with any of our activewear pants, including our Tru Dry Yoga Pant With Colored Waist.
• Print out your tickets and itineraries at home. Most airlines allow you to check in 24 hours before your flight. Keep them paired with your I.D.to save time and frustration – for yourself and those in line behind you.
• Use your Smartphone to download the best airline apps and sign up for text alerts to your phone. Follow your flight status for any last-minute delays or pesky gate changes.
• This one is tough: Try to pack one carry-on bag with all your belongings. You’ll avoid excessive baggage fees and you can head straight from the arrival gate to the airport exit. No baggage carousel lines for you!
• This one is even tougher: For short stays, pack one bag for every two people and carry them on board. Learn the art of packing light and the Grinch factor will be almost non-existent.
• Don’t wrap gifts, especially if you intend to carry them on the plane. Even in checked baggage, they may be unwrapped for inspection. Gift bags with easy access are a good alternative and so is shopping online and having the gifts delivered directly to your destination. Lane Bryant Gift Cards are another great option
• When in doubt, check with the office of Transportation Security Administration (TSA). They offer everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about traveling during this ho-ho-hectic time of year.
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