Packing for the Holidays

November 21, 2006 • Magazine

Tue, 2006-11-21 05:00

The holidays bring enough stress without worrying about packing.

With a little organization and a few supplies, this task shouldn’t take more than a few minutes once you’ve selected your travel wardrobe. Remember to pack light.

If you are a last minute packer, it’s time to change. We have all been there…you wait until 15 minutes before your cab arrives and next thing you know, you toss in everything but the kitchen sink. Once you arrive at your final destination, you throw your hands up in defeat proclaiming you have nothing to wear.

Additionally, with added airport security being prepared for anything is your best bet. A ban on liquids implemented in August was modified in September to allow passengers to bring small, travel-size containers (3 ounces or less) on board in a single one-quart zip-top plastic bag. The bag must be removed from your carry-on and placed on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. One-gallon bags are not permitted neither are larger containers that have been partially depleted.

A couple more tips for safe airline travel:

1. Take a picture of your bag. That will help airline staff easily identify it should it be lost.

Click here for more travel and wardrobe tips: Suite 101

Packing for the Holidays
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