By Amy Farley and Yolanda Wikiel, Editors at Travel + Leisure
If you haven’t already, sign up for TSA PreCheck ($85 for five years)
, which will expedite you through security in more than 130 domestic airports. Better yet, become a member of U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s Global Entry program ($100 for five years)
; you’ll get PreCheck and be able to zip through U.S. customs.Stay up-to-the-minute.
You shouldn’t depend on your airline to let you know when there’s a delay. Sign up for text and e-mail alerts with an online flight-tracking service like FlightStats (free; Android, iOS)
. Or manage your itinerary with TripIt Pro ($49 a year; Android, iOS)
, which comes with built-in alerts.Check that your carry-on is really a carry-on.
Some domestic carriers have started enforcing a 22" x 14" x 9" size limit, which not all bags advertised as carry-ons meet. So if you want to avoid having