Interesting article about the some of the worst decisions to make at the airport and I will highlight my favorite.
Leaving with the wrong luggage sounds crazy but a lot of travelers grab suitcases because most look the same black standard luggage. I use my Strap-n-tag to solve two problems, the first to clearly identify my own luggage and it will not be mistaken for someone suitcase. Second it adds security by not easily opened by thieves and if they try to take my suitcase from baggage claim my luggage is very visible. It is a great feeling about flying half way around the world and seeing your suitcase arrive at the baggage claim.
Luggage scale is a great simple item to purchase with the strict suitcase weight limits, I prefer an mechanical spring scale rather than the digital. I always go 5 pounds less the limit for errors with the inexpensive scales and I am usually right on the money the airport scales. HINT: take the scale with you to always verify if the airport scale is out of calibration and you should use it on your way back to your home because you will always buy gifts which will increase your weight.
Avoid water to limit the airplane toilets is crazy you should drink as much water as possible to avoid dehydration and jet lag. Avoid alcohol and caffeine as well. Bring a large refillable bottle and drink lots and lots of water it will pay off.
The last but least is NEVER pack valuables in your checked luggage. Travelers still do this but it is the worst thing you can do and you’re asking for your valuables to be stolen.
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