The following are simple steps you can take prior toleaving for a trip to ensure that all goes well, according to Samantha Brown:
Contactyour credit card companies and cellphone carrier regarding your travelplans. Otherwise credit card charges maybe denied because charges are being generated in places that do not fit yourusual spending patterns. Look into specialinternational plans from your cellphone provider for discounts on data androaming if traveling overseas.
Packlight, and whenever possible only take carry-on bags since then there is nopossibility of lost luggage or waiting at the carousel at your arrivalairport. Dont pack more than threepairs of footwear: something comfortable, something dressy, and sneakers, ifyou run.
Selectfrom the first flights of the day since they usually come in the night beforeand will be clean and ready to go. Also,if your flight is delayed, or canceled, you will have better odds of catching alater flight the same day.
Photo copy or make a digital copy of your ID or passport. Then if your identification is lost or stolen, the copy of your ID could mean that you can still fly at a U.S. airport (subject to a more intensive airport security check) or get a passport replacement faster.