If you are flying during the holidays go to the airport with a suitcase full of patience, a carry on full of humor and lots of anticipation and excitement at getting to where you are going plus the reason for the trip, in the first place. I have a pic of my grandchildren with me and when things get sluggish I take the picture out, look at it or even give them a quick call to see what's going on. If you get upset, angry or out of control you have just spoiled your own trip. Expect the unexpected. I have been there more than once and I try to stay focused.
Don't get to the airport thinking you are going to breeze right through the trip. That's not realistic, especially during the holidays.
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