Updated: Apr 27, 2020

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As a girl on the go, I’ve become very regimented on my in-flight essentials. I’ve been on thousands of flights and racked up countless miles, in addition to flying solo quite frequently. You can say my check-in-counter to boarding gate journey is rather seamless. Do you hate having to take your shoes off and walking through the airport? Want to avoid long check-in lines? Follow my simple steps to make your airport experience hassle-free. 

I know the large majority of us are all on lockdown right now, but if you’ve got the travel bug like I do, you’re already diligently planning out the trips that you’ll take as soon as the flight restrictions are lifted! So let’s take this extra time to make sure we are as prepared as possible, and when the time comes - we’ll be traveling like pros!


If you travel frequently, then I highly suggest you take the following measures to make your travel days more efficient. And always be sure to check into your flight the day before! If you have a carry on, you can skip the counters at the front all together! 

Interstate Traveler?  TSA Pre-check is a must! Go to to apply and schedule an appointment at an airport near you. Always cutting it close to your departure time? Or do you hate taking your shoes and laptop out of your suitcase every time you go through security? 93% of TSA Pre-check travelers stand in line for 5 minutes or less. Keep everything neatly packed and save yourself the trouble of removing your shoes and walking through the dirty airport floors in your socks, or worse - barefoot! 

This usually costs $85/year, but if you have a Chase Sapphire card like me then you’ll get reimbursed for your membership fee! 

At your gate early? Another perk of being a Chase Sapphire Reserve member, is you can apply for a free Priority Pass! This gives you access to over 1,200 airport lounges across the globe and even dining credit at select restaurants. It’s such a nice perk to enjoy, especially if you have a long layover during connecting flights.