Check out these tips before you get on the plane

GET tech savvy (if you don't know how your kids will help you). Check with your airline to determine if there are options for web, kiosk or mobile phone check-in to save time when you arrive at the airport.

Hold the stress and understand your airline's baggage requirements. Check with your airline to ensure you have the latest information about baggage restrictions. Be prepared if any extra charges may apply to you. If you have any items that you are unsure about, check with your airline prior to arriving at the airport so that you can avoid any unnecessary surprises or delays while checking in for your flight.

Gifts - Unless your present is intended for the security personnel, it is best to keep all of your items (including those packed in your checked baggage) unwrapped until you arrive at your destination point. Don't be "that person" in the security line (you know who you are!)

Don't hold up the line. Ensure that all personal toiletry items such as liquids, aerosols and gels are packaged in containers with a capacity of 100 ml/100 grams (3.4 oz) or less. The containers must fit comfortably in one clear, closed and re-sealable plastic bag, with a capacity of no more than 1 litre. One plastic bag per person is allowed and must be removed from carry-on baggage. Any containers over 100 ml should be placed in checked baggage. All liquid food in your carry-on (for example, yogurt, pudding, peanut butter or jam) must be in containers of 100 ml or less.

Still unsure about the rules? You are responsible for making sure that you have the proper identification and travel documentation for yourself and your children as required by the country of destination.


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