What we’re reading: Priceline acquires Kayak, Thanksgiving travel, Boeing starts BA 787 construction
As much as most people look forward to seeing their friends and relatives over the holidays, almost no one looks forward to holiday air travel. The combination of full planes, unpredictable fall weather and more than the usual number of occasional travelers, can make for a rougher than usual airport experience.
The most helpful tip, as I have written before, is probably a sense of humor. Some of the things that go on in airports and on planes are the kinds of stories you couldn’t make up. (In fact, I am convinced that television and movie writers use some of these incidents verbatim in their scripts, not to mention late-night comics.)
But on a practical level, there are some things you should do differently this week. Here are five easy ones, which may or may not seem obvious.