17. Make sure your necessities are in your carry-on or try to not check a bag at all.
“I spend pretty much my whole flight worrying that I’ll find out when I get there that they lost my luggage. To help, I make sure my carry-on has enough essentials (two sets of clothes, basic toiletries, that kind of thing) that I wouldn’t be totally screwed if that happened. I won’t check a bag if I can help it, though.”