Important to make a packing checklist as you prepare for travel

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Whether you’re going to the beach, the mountains or someplace far away, it never hurts to remember a few key tips before you leave the airport. Christopher Elliot, a travel expert and columnist for USA Today, says in the rush to get out of the home and catch a flight, many people end up leaving the important things at home.

“There are some real common sense things that people just forget. For example, they wait until the last minute to pack and they just throw everything in their bag,” Elliot said. “If you put together a checklist for packing, you won’t forget anything. People just don’t do that. They wait until the last minute, they procrastinate.”

He also says to make sure the name on your ticket matches the name on your ID. If it doesn’t, you will not be able to fly until you get it fixed.

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