hey there today I am sharing 32 tips on
what not to do when you travel these are things that I don’t want you to do in
the airport what not to do in the airplane what not to do in a foreign
country what not to pack all kinds of tips for what not to do when you travel
the number one tip for what not to do when you travel is to not over pack I
have so many travel tip videos and packing method videos even about
toiletries for you to watch and the number two tip for what not to do when
you travel is do not pack an outfit for every day that you are going to be on
vacation like if you’re gone for seven days you do not need seven outfits pack
tops that can mix and match the number three thing of what not to do when you
travel is do not take too big of a personal item like I take a travel
backpack for underneath the airplane seat and then I have a carry-on suitcase
above my head and the overhead bin it fits and all major airline bins over my
head but that backpack is very large and it’s like a school size but it has two
big pockets and one small pocket at the front and that is fine for me when you
go to your Airline’s website they will have luggage requirements and it will
tell you the size requirements for your personal bag as well the number four tip
for what not to do and you travel is do not keep your travel documents put away
until it’s your turn to talk to the TSA agent I try to keep my travel documents
in that front closest to me pocket of my backpack just while I’m going through
security and then I can put them in a more secure place once I’m done with
security but that way I take out my documents put them right back in that
closest zipped pocket be a respectful traveler to the people behind you so
that they’re not delayed waiting on you the number five tip for what not to do
when you travel is do not hold up the security line do not wait until the last
minute to untie your shoes or to unzip your boots have those already untied or
unzooped unzipped by the time you get up to that conveyor
belt do not wear a belt until you are through with airport security I put on
my belt when I get through security I keep it in the outside pocket of my
suitcase and that way when I’m through security I just pull out the belt and
put it on that’s when you can also put on your jewelry for the travel day
outfit do not hold up the line by waiting until the last minute to take
out that liquids bag have that liquids bag pocket unzipped so that you can just
pull out the liquids bag put it in the gray bin and then put your backpack in
another gray pin do not try to be funny with the TSA
agents like if you have a knife and they find it and it’s small and it is allowed
through airport security don’t make a joke like well what do you think I’m
gonna do do this to the pilot because you will probably not fly that day or
for a while and you will hold up all the quiet and obedient people behind you in
Lund another tip for what not to do when you travel is do not wear lace-up shoes
to the airport it’s just so time-consuming to tie them when you’re
done do not be in a hurry when you are going through airport security you have
paid good money for this airplane seat ticket you pay good money for your
vacation you have planned ahead by watching awesome YouTube videos to
prepare in advance and be a responsible traveler and a respectful traveler you
will never see those people again and I think when people get in a hurry or get
flustered that’s when you forget your ID or an important document or your cell
phone at the security line so just take a deep breath and just keep going don’t
get mad at yourself and just have a peaceful vacation before you’ve even
started when you travel do not be rude to the gate agents they are only the
messenger and I know it is so frustrating when the gate agent says for
the fourth time I’m sorry folks your flight is still delayed and we have no
idea when it will be resuming or if it will even be cancelled after you’ve
stayed at the airport all day there are so many different lines of communication
that get broken before it gets to the gate agents so they don’t know sometimes
really they do not know anything it might be the parent
company’s fault it might be ramp people’s fault it might be some weird
reason that we don’t know about but don’t be rude to the messenger my
husband was in Washington Dulles Airport and one of his gate agents had just an
awful weather day and this rude customer said to him I hope your mother dies
well she had just died like a week and a half before that day it was just
completely immature and you’re responsible for something to say even
though you are so angry but anyway don’t be rude to them also when you get on the
airplane don’t expect the flight attendants to put your suitcase or your
bag up in the bin over your head I see a lot of people do this to flight
attendants they say I can’t pick my bag up and put it in that bin you’re not
asking them to do anything you’re just complaining so politely use common
courtesy and ask the flight attendant right when you get on could you call a
flight attendant to help me put my suitcase in the overhead bin and then
when you’re waiting for that flight attendant back at your seat if you see a
man standing nearby ask him for help would you mind helping me put my bag in
the overhead bin and most of the time they will also do not wear tight
clothing pay attention to the button or your waistband of your pants that you’re
gonna be wearing on the airplane because if they poke in too much when you’re
sitting it’s gonna be really uncomfortable and hurt your stomach also
pay attention to how tight or fitted your trousers are around your calves
your pants or your jeans that you’re wearing if your jeans are too
constricting around your calves you can have major blood clots which will cause
a lot of harm to you in flight so I recommend
Zella compression leggings compression socks there are some really really cute
ones out there and then also what we have is a compression sleeve and this
goes just around your calf and they are footless so if you are worried about
fashion or your capris showing your compression socks try out these I will
link some below Amazon and zella leggings they are all
compression leggings I use the high high high waisted ones to help me suck in all
that Indian food and croissants that I’m gonna eat when I’m in Europe but I use
the high-waisted ones and they are considered compression
they don’t say compression leggings but they are considered compression and they
are good oh it feels so good my my feet my calves
nothing swells on a flight and I’ve had some really bad problems with my calves
swelling during flights even just a two hour flight when you travel do not keep
ringing the flight attendant call button they are not waitresses they are there
for our safety the free drinks and food that we buy that is only bonus learn
from me and do not forget to take tylenol on your flight if you have a
fever and help stave off the symptoms of it and also it can help you get through
that flight home so that you can just make it to your car and then make it to
your house when you travel do not expect that you are going to be able to sit
with your family even though you have chosen the seats together it’s kind of
like that Jerry Seinfeld episode where he rents a car and when he gets there
they’re all out of cars even though he’s already paid and rented it and reserved
it what I recommend is the day before you know you can always check in for
your flight 24 hours prior check in and see if those seat assignments are near
each other or beside each other then the next day when you get to the airport if
that’s when you’re checking in see if the seats are beside each other if
you’re not assigned seats that means when you get to your gate the gate agent
is going to call you up and tell you here’s your pass to get onto the
airplane and your tickets or your seats might not be together ask the gate agent
but don’t expect her to solve the problem they will most likely especially
if it’s a full flight they’ll most likely get a flight attendant to help
you and honestly flight attendants have more of the power on the airplane to say
excuse me sir do you mind moving up to this seat and they can even sweeten the
deal for that person who needs to move to give them a closer seat up front you
know in your carry-on suitcase do not put containers that are larger
than 3.4 ounces or a hundred milliliters some people have brought a shampoo
bottle like a regular-sized shampoo bottle but there were only a few drops
of shampoo in it and we’re so angry when it got confiscated but the container has
to be 3.4 ounces or less when you travel do not forget to sign up for the State
Department’s step program and let us say emergency a civil unrest notification
kind of program that they can notify you on your phone or they can find you if
there is a family emergency that’s the best reason but they can give you
updates of national emergencies if needed if you have not seen my 9 travel
safety tips be sure to click on the iCard or down below do not talk loudly
on the bus from the park and ride to the airport or in the quiet boarding area in
the airport it’s really pet peeve of mine but honestly I think it makes you
look uneducated and slow with technology and pickpocketers pickpocketers are
looking for that kind of person so talk a little more quietly another tip for
when you travel is going to help you save space in your suitcase or your
carry-on backpack or travel bag do not pack those bulky headphones anymore
there are lots of bulb type ear phones headphones and some over the ear
headphones that I really like that are more secure than the little bulb ones do
not take a Tupperware of tuna salad one it smells like crazy on the plane but it
is one of the easiest meals to take when you’re going on the airplane and I’ve
done it and I will probably do it again but remember that you’re gonna have that
Tupperware with you your entire flight but honestly if you throw it away I’m
sure it’s going to end up in your kitchen cabinets a couple of months or
at least the lid will another tip when you travel in the airport is to move to
the side of the terminal if you need to ruffle through your bag to find out
where your next gate is if you need to look at your phone for something don’t
just stop in the middle of the terminal those terminals are
really narrow and we need to keep the traffic moving do not forget to take a
water bottle or an aluminum mug there are a lot of really nice water fountains
now that your bottle can actually fit all the way under in airports now and
the water does not taste like a pipe that has not had water in it in five
days anymore like they used to there was an article and I don’t know if y’all
have seen it um I think it was on Facebook or something that said flight
attendants do not like it when you order a diet coke basically it was saying that
the sodas take a long time to dissipate like the bubbles take a long time to
dissipate and so flight attendants don’t like it I don’t know if that’s true or
not most everybody orders a soda or something bubbly I’ll link the article
below though so you can see it don’t let the airlines booking system book you on
a tight connection connecting flight a lot of airline websites will say oh
there’s a connecting flight to Philadelphia that leaves an hour after
you leave land in DC don’t trust it it’s trying to be efficient but there are so
many out-of-control reasons for delays these days like weather in like Africa
that can affect the flight departure time in Dulles or DC for domestic
flights do not let there be a connecting flight
within an hour at least two hours would be much better and for international
flights we recommend not having a connection less than five hours when we
live near DC we always tried to get on the Phoenix flight that left at 5:30
5:00 in the afternoon well there was a flight from Frankfurt
Germany that landed at 4:00 and there were so many times that we would see
people an hour and a half later who would not even make the flight at 5:30
which meant we as Stan buzzed now had an empty seat but a lot of times we would
see them running and an hour and a half is definitely not enough time for a
connecting flight internationally by the way my name is Laurie thank you for
visiting my travel tips by laurie youtube channel i give tips in hacks for
all those travel mistakes that i’ve already made that
can help you with my husband is a pilot here in Houston and we’ve been traveling
this world for about 17 years if you haven’t already leave me a
comment below and introduce yourself and let me know where you’re going next
another tip for what not to do when you travel is do not pack liquids in other
areas of your travel carry-on bags like you have your liquids bag and you might
put some liquids like in your carry-on suitcase all liquids have to go in that
quart sized liquids bag and be pulled out in airport security if you’re taking
it on to your person in the airplane do not feel bad if you have to go to the
bathroom and the person beside you is like dead deeply asleep and sleeping
just tap them on the shoulder and scoot by they know to expect it and you’ll
never see that person again and do not throw everything in your suitcase last
minute pick a packing method fold them roll them use packing cubes use the con
mari method that’s all trendy trendy now choose a method and just try it this tip
for what not to do when you travel is kind of a pet peeve do not stand at the
conveyor belt in security to put all of your belongings back in their place or
put all of your clothes back on take your stuff and the gray bin like walk it
over to the bench that’s outside of security right outside of security put
the gray been down there and put everything back on get settled take your
time be organized so that nothing is lost and don’t hold up the people behind
you in the security line this is a good one do not forget to sign up for the
police house check program that most counties in America have just Google
like James County police house check and you can sign up for the days you’re
gonna be on vacation and a policeman will walk around your house sometimes
and they will do a drive-by to make sure anything is not out of out of place or
see if anything is suspicious and they won’t tell you the specific days or
times that they’re going to do it but it’s a great peace of mind
tip when you travel internationally there are some things that some
wonderful youtubers have told me of what not to do when you travel there
the main reason is so that you don’t stick out for pickpocketers two of the
youtubers are a Love & london– I will link some of her videos below or
in an I card if I remember to do that and Wolters world or voltar’s world but
with a W they are very helpful and they have some really good tips for traveling
internationally the first thing is to not wear white tennis shoes and the main
reason is for pickpocketers okay but we as Americans won’t support in our shoes
and I am used to wearing tennis shoes so the way that I compromise is by using
grey tennis shoes that I am taking knees to when we go to Europe this spring
these are Mizuno they are running shoes but they’re I mean they’re brand new
they’re very comfortable anyway I am gonna take some other shoes that are
less American looking some boots or something like that in most of Europe
they do not wear graphic tees like we do they do not have their
college/university wording on their shirts and we are Americans we’re not
trying to fit in because we do not belong in that culture but we’re trying
to be less conspicuous to those evil people out there and do not put all of
your money in one wallet like spread the goods spread the wealth put it in
different places hide it in your hotel room I have some really really smart
hacks for hiding money and where to store it like one is in between the
Kleenexes of a little Kleenex packet so that’s so smart and there’s another
brilliant one in there if you watch that video okay you’re set you’re going to be
a respectful responsible traveler now that you’ve watched these 32 things what
not to do when you travel thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful
wonderful trip in the airport out of the airport in the airplane and on your
vacation

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Dennis Veasley

100 thoughts on “What NOT to Do When You Travel (32 Tips)”

  1. Hi, my husband is a mechanic in Houston! For 30 years now. We have had some great and some not so great travel experiences. I enjoy your videos!

  2. It is incredulous to me that people have to told some of this, but they do. Everything you mention I have seen people doing. Thanks for posting

  3. Love, love your travel tips. I'm leaving this summer for my first ever European sea cruise (Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Greece. I don't want to pack much. Any suggestions?

  4. I love Wolters World too. I’ve been to 43 countries and your tips are sound. Yes, 86 the tennis shoes, graffiti tees and baseball caps, as they all are Neon lights advertising you’re a tourist. Be careful with backpacks in general, pickpockets can get into them and you won’t even feel it, plus they know just how to cut the strap and run. Never, ever, ever travel with a tote bag, especially one that doesn’t close. Buy a good travel purse with little lock closures on each compartment. Pickpockets see that and just move on to an easier mark. Also, learn just a few common phrases in the language of the country you’re visiting, (ex. Good morning, hello, how are you, thank you, etc,) it is such a door opener. Happy travels!

  5. I am so thankful i have found your videos. I have a girl scout troop and we are traveling out to Europe this summer. I have been sharing your videos with my girls to help us all be preparred. Thank you for all the info and taking the time do rhis videos. Super helpful!

  6. Thanks Laurie great tips, heading to Iceland this summer. Only disagree with one thing…I always book less than an hour between flights for domestic flights as I hate sitting around an airport forever. I fly frequently and have Never missed a connection …yet. Enjoy your channel!

  7. Hi Laurie… so glad I found you. My daughter is a flight attendant for American Airlines. She’s coming up on her first year! We’re from Houston as well. She was based out of NY but just got transferred to Dallas! She’s so happy!

  8. Some real gems in this lot of tips Laurie. Thanks for spreading them far and wide. I try to be considerate of others and really get get annoyed when other people don't, especially in already stressful situations like airport security checks. It's really not that hard to keep things flowing and be nice to everyone. I'm travelling to China soon and passing through Singapore. It will be my first visit to Asia so I'll be very interested to see how things compare to Australia, UAE, the US and the UK.

  9. Thank you for your awesome tips, we're going on a first trip to Europe this fall 2019, and we need all the advice we can find. I'm going to check out all your posts 👍

  10. I'm not traveling any time soon, Laurie; I just love watching your videos and learning new tips. I tuck them away and share them with friends. Thanks for the time and energy you put into sharing these fabulous ideas with us!!!

  11. I have l arch supports in my shoes do I need to let them know. Are there any lockers at the airport? Can I lock my suitcase after I check in

  12. Oh no, you have me worried now! We booked our flights to Frankfurt, Germany a month or so ago (I wish I had already watched your very helpful video!) and we only have a 1 hr 15 min layover between flights (Portland, OR (11am) to Denver then Denver to Frankfurt). We're flying with United in July. Do you think we're going to have an issue?? I don't think we can change the flights now. Should I try? I love your videos! They have been so helpful and I will watch more as we get ready for our flight. 🙂 Thank you!

  13. Thanks Laurie I use your tip when I travel to Florida. The TSA agent complimented me on how quick, smooth, concise I was and she said you have traveled before truth was I just watched your video I've only traveled maybe four times by air in 34 years . Thank you because, everything you said saved me greatly from reducing items I didn't need, save me from over packing, and keeping my documents right where you said to smooth transition and it didn't hold up anybody and a 10 in the morning no one was grouchy . Thanks so much.

  14. This is great advice! Some of it seems like common sense but I know some people don’t travel much. Kindness goes such a long way. I agree about the one hour rule! I’ve actually had to sprint to my next flight! I have a question…what are compression items helpful for?

  15. Hi Laurie. Love the advice. Taking our first international trip October 2020 and trying to learn as much as possible.

  16. I love your videos on travelling tips. My husband is terrified of flying. I have tried to get him on a plane for 40 years unsuccessfully. Do you have any tip for me?

  17. I know it's tempting, but don't put your feet in the empty seat beside you. I had a woman's dirty bare feet on my clothes for an entire international flight. So gross!

  18. Your channel is being unsubscribed because the ads preceding it are highly offensive and extremely unwanted/obnoxious. You’re losing viewers because of it. I’m so sorry. Maybe you can contact Youtube about it?

  19. Hi my name is Sabrina and I just subscribe to your log you giving me a lot of information I'm going to be traveling to Dubai in a couple months so I really appreciate all your information and you do need a good job thank you💜🌸🌸🌸🌸

  20. When we travel stand-bye we are told not to draw attention to the fact that we are traveling standby. Of course, after you have seen the same passengers at 3 different attempts to get on a plane, you pretty much know who is flying standbyl 😜🥺

  21. Hi Laurie. Thank you for all the great tips. Im travelimg for the first time next yeat international. Can I pack a few protein bar or food in my bag? Or can i just put it in a zip lock bag and set it out during tsa

  22. I am Roberto and I am traveling to Texas in June first time traveling alone and on a plane. And my connection time is 60 mins so now I’m kinda nervous lol

  23. Traveling to Costa Rica with people from my college May 2020 and it's going to be my first time both on a plane and going international. Your videos have been such a huge help with getting prepared and knowing what to expect!

  24. Wait! What? 🤔The airline industry is NOT responsible for delays, due to weather? sarcasm 🤣

  25. When touring around, close to home or abroad, I love a jacket with multiple pockets, one with closers & inside hidden pockets. So much easier than having a purse dangling off one's arm or constantly slipping off your shoulder. Cargo pants are nice too. Pickpockets have a tendency to think if your not hauling a purse or tote around with you, you may live nearby & just stepped out for a quick errand. Just remember, keep all pockets securely closed! Heavy velcro closures are the best!

  26. Thank you for affirming the five hour minimum layover for international flights. I agree, it's imperative now. Traveling in the mid-80s from Ireland through JFK to LAX, I had a suitcase on a wheeled dolly and due to my innocence and Aer Lingus' mistakes, I had to walk back and forth between terminals, bumping up and down non-handicap lowered curbs to get my flights unscrambled. It was a nightmare for my first time flying alone internationally. I always err on the side of being in the terminal for a longer period of time, prepared to people watch and relax. Also, I wear a cross-body handbag and keep it in front of me when in crowds. And wear my cash in my bra! I have never been the victim of a pickpocket. When I'm in a crowded situation, I don't speak – my American accent would really compromise me. I'm distinguishable enough as an American woman because of my confidence.

  27. Hi i only found you today must say your tips are spot on.Do you have any tips for nervous people.Not just on the plane but going through airports ? The thing is I get stressed going through all of it & then through the other country arrivals.I think i tend to make myself look stressed just because i can’t stand all the people in the lines.One time a lady wouldn’t leave me alone kept asking me what she was allowed to bring on the plane of course they pulled me over& my bags because they thought i knew her.Now i darent speak to anyone not even my husband in the q.I used to love travelling but now find in the uk it’s like a cattle market being herded around lane after lane.I have watched your packing videos today & i love them ,you do make me smile.Thankyou for all the tips.I try to be kind to all the airport staff

  28. Thank you so much for making these videos! My husband and I have traveled a bit but I've never gone to Europe but will be this November/December and that's why I"m watching ton's of videos and found you! Love you! G I have to admit that I really do NOT understand what has happened to so many people in this world that is is necessary for you to make this one video… to tell people how to treat others! YIKES! Be nice to others! Be patient with others, Be polite! Really???? YIKES! sorry… It is something my 4-year-old granddaughters know to do! Thank you for doing it! I"d be doing it with a different one of voice, my eldest granddaughter would call it the "Scary" granma voice! LOL! In other words STERN and NO nonsense! Now… on to the next video!

  29. Ona trip to Rome, I took a second wallet for my money and kept a "dummy-wallet" in my back pocket. On the subway, the "dummy" got taken. I keep a dummy-wallet all the time now.

  30. Thanks for your tips. I was about to make a huge mistake 😅 I was about to get a connecting flight with 1.5 hour difference. I’ll get the 5 hour one just in case. Thanks 🙏🏻 My 1st flight & on my own, your videos are helping a lot

  31. Hi I will be flying for the first time in March 2020. I will be going to California from PA. Any tips for California airports

  32. Shoes, consider finding tennis/walking shoes without the white soles too. Nice to pick grey or navy shoes, but the white soles stick out and say American. Sketchers has lots of shoes with dark tops and soles so they blend right in with your jeans or slacks. Funny to have so many people looking at our shoes but they do.

  33. Great comments but I don't worry about trying to hide cash in my hotel room. I get enough cash for a few days and put enough for my day's activities in my wallet in my day bag. The rest goes into my money belt. I've never been pick-pocketed, but if that were to happen I would only lose a small amount of cash.

  34. What are your tips for traveling to the US, Canada and possibly Mexico? What are the must-packs, must-dos, etc?

  35. Another thing to Not do : On most airlines — do Not expand your carryon and think it still qualifies as a Carryon . Once you unzip the extra 2 inches it no longer falls within the carryon size limits and is supposed to be checked.

  36. Hi, I'm a big fan of your videos. I'm a flight attendant. Unfortunately, we're not covered if we lift bags and get hurt, therefore it's not listed as part of our job description. However asking a fellow passenger is acceptable. This is base on my experience with major US airlines.

  37. Thanks for the tips 🙂 We are flying to Paris for the first 3 weeks of September (2019).. this video, and several of your other videos have helped us immensely.. again, thank you 🙂

  38. Mahalo for all the good tips. One airport I always buy water is LAX because Los Angeles uses reclaimed sewage water for drinking water.

  39. DO NOT TRUST the Flaw Enforcement to go into your house while you are not there (Not when you are there either) ! They turn off cameras ,steal and break stuff !!

  40. Don't pack more than you can lift. Don't be that person. If someone offers help, then accept. Otherwise, check the bag.

  41. Nice to mention that people should lower their voice – it would be nice if people could be quieter on a plane too, especially a red-eye flight. I also bring an inflatable ball to use as a lightweight footstool on the plane. Thank you for all the tips!

  42. Hi Laurie, loved your suggestions, I will be traveling to London for 4 days and then on to Scotland in August. Loved your hacks! Very informative and you did not go on and on and on. To the point is what I liked! Keep doing what you're doing!

  43. Hi Laurie, I am Silvy from Bali indonesia. Have you been here before? I'm going to travel to Germany the end of the month)) and your tips travel helped me a lot. Thank you so much)))

  44. If you are booking with a travel agent, they should be getting your seats together or notifying you that they were not able to. It is not advisable to wait until the day before to get those seat assignments. It should be done when you are booking. Also, do NOT book basic economy if you are picky about sitting with your loved ones. It is not going to happen.

  45. Do you have any tips for unaccompanied minors? I'm 14 and flying alone to Seoul, South Korea this December.

  46. If your flight is more than two hours, wear a bladder pad as a backup. If you cannot get to a restroom or the plane is grounded and you’re forced to remain seated, you have a backup that will keep your undies protected and you can release just enough so you don’t feel like your bladder is going to burst. Take baby wipes for cleaning hands or cleaning up. I worked for a utility company, in the field and couldn’t always get a bathroom so I wore a bladder pad as backup until I could get to a restroom. Then I’d either replace it if my workday was longer, or throw it away because I was going home.

  47. Do not take binoculars to Tunisia, they are not allowed in the country and you will get stopped and have your baggage searched

  48. I’m a lady and if someone needed help putting their suitcase in the luggage compartment I would help them.

  49. I had several boxes of candies, Cheese crackers and TSA pulled my hand carry bag to inspect and "wand" my food. What should I have done to prevent the extra attention and time?

  50. Great tips, less things ok, 3 bags are OK below seat, above seat and check in luggage.

    Any tips about passport and ticket exclusive wallet and money waley and change wallet and visiting cards

  51. My husband and I are traveling to Ireland next fall.I’ve only traveled overseas twice and both times were years and years ago and my husband has never traveled internationally, so your tips are especially helpful to two “ well over 55ers” I saved your video so I can refer back to them as our travel date gets closer. Thanks for posting this awesome video. Can’t wait to check out your others!!

  52. If you can't lift your bag into the overhead, check your bag! People are forever asking me to stow their bag–I checked mine so I didn't have to deal with it, and so should you. And don't move my backpack to make room for your carry-on. My backpack IS my carryon and I should be accommodated, just like you. Thanks for listening.

  53. Good video. Do you know if sizes of the leggings etc are all US sizing, please? With the leggings it's not clear or am I missing something?

  54. When travelling abroad, do not leave the country for your trip, without finding the location and contact info for the US Embassy or US Consulate in country you are travelling to. Should you need them having the info at hand will reduce the stress.

  55. Thank you, Laurie. Now I remember the reason I hate travelling. OMG too much, and I'm sure that there are a couple more rules/tips you did not mention. Next time I travel I'll make sure that see my therapist first.

  56. Why do you have to take your shoes and belt off? Why must all your liquids be in one place?
    Sorry i have NEVER traveled abroad and we never did something like that in national flights in South Africa.
    Kindest regards and best wishes
    Rita G

  57. Ok, I know this one sounds semi ridiculous, but I am so opposed to the airplane lavatory floors oh, that I now pack a few puppy pee pads with me so that I can spread it out on the floor. If you get the small ones they are approximately 24 by 24 in and folded they are not as thick as a maxi pad. I feel much better about my pants hems hitting the floor with one of these. A package of 14 costs less than $4 at my local Walmart. They also are tremendously handy as a disposable mud mat during rainy season.

  58. HI LAURIE! LOVE your videos! Just wanted to tell , my 1st plane trip was the MOST FUN I've ever had! (maybe lol) It wasn't scary at all! I have a question for you tho… We had no trouble at all getting thru TSA in Birmingham AL, except for a funny incedent with my Hubby's shoes lol, but when we printed the boarding passes at the hotel for the return flight, I noticed at the top of our passes it said in bold letters TSA PRE, and I wondered if it stood for TSA PRECHECK, and sure enuf, at the Haydenairport, they basically just let us walk right thru without removing our shoes, just did a quick scan of our luggage; so my question is, does that mean that from now on, every time we fly, will we get automatic TSA PRECHECK, or was that maybe a one-time blessing? It was a very pleasant surprise cause we didn't apply for it at all! What do you think?

  59. I have never flown before. I have an international flight, with an hour and a half connection to the international leg of the trip. Am I in trouble?

  60. Love your tips! But each person should pack ONLY what they can lift over their head safely into the overhead. You can ask for arranged assistance from flight attendants, BUT that is NOT their job to lift heavy suitcases. I've had way too many women INSTRUCT my husband to put up their huge, heavy luggage. He does not. However, if either of us see a very short or older person in need of assistance, one of us will offer and help.

  61. Hi Laurie, I just love your travel blogs, they've helped me so much more to feel confident when getting ready to fly. I will be going to London for 3 full days and Scotland for 16 days. One thing I do not understand is "Airplane Mode" I've seen that mode in my settings. Please tell me more about it. I leave August 18, thanks so much!

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